Job Ref: 03094 Recruiter: Paul Sinnott
Country: Ireland Location: Cork
Job Category: Civil Engineering, Construction, Salary Range: €Negotiable

Job Description

Project Liaison Officer – Roads Project (Cork)

Kppm are looking to recruit a Project Liaison Officer for our client an International Engineering company with a portfolio of high-profile projects with the Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the National Transport Authority, the DAA and Local Authorities.

The Project Liaison Officer will work as Landowner liaison on a high-profile road project with a construction value of at least €200 million (ex VAT) in Co Limerick, Ireland.

Responsibilities:

The Duties of the Project Liaison Officer shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

·         Provide information to stakeholders affected by the Project in relation to, inter alia, proposed landtake, proposed accommodation works and the statutory processes e.g. by providing maps and information published by TII.

·         Agree access to privately owned lands for Contractors carrying out advance works and surveys (both intrusive and non-intrusive) as part of the Project. Adequate written notice (14 days in accordance with the IFA/DOE/TII Agreement) shall be given to affected stakeholders.

·         In instances where access to lands cannot be obtained by agreement, make the necessary provisions to exercise the Local Authority’s legal entitlement to access lands pursuant to Section 78 of the Roads Act 1993, as amended.

·         Confirm, in writing where necessary, to affected stakeholders that Contractors acting on behalf of the Local Authority to carry out the above works have the necessary insurance in place to indemnify the stakeholders in the event of personal injury or material damage.

·         In the case of intrusive surveys (e.g. ground investigation, archaeological test trenching etc.), determine the extent and quantum of compensation due to each affected stakeholder and recommend payments to be made by the Local Authority.

·         Agree, as soon as possible, the nature and extent of accommodation works required for each affected stakeholder for inclusion in the Project design and/or environmental evaluation.

·         Assess the accuracy of land ownership records held by the Local Authority and confirm these records with individual stakeholders. Attention should be given to determining private rights-of-way and other burdens which may be affected by the Project and may require inclusion in the compulsory acquisition of land schedule.

·         Make all reasonable enquiries to establish the identity of landowners where no reliable records exist (e.g. unregistered land).

·         Act as the primary point of contact / intermediary in dealings between the main roadworks contractor and affected stakeholders in areas such as access, disruption to services and disturbance/nuisance during construction.

·         Ensure that any environmental evaluation mitigation measures relating to land & property are implemented.

·         Ensure that stakeholders have reasonable access to their lands at all times during the construction of the Project.

·         Ensure, in conjunction with the Project Manager, if separate, that the necessary approvals are in place to serve the statutory notices (Notice to Treat, Notice of Entry) within the specified time limits.

·         Maintain accurate records of the Date of Entry by the Local Authority onto scheduled lands and advise the local authority of the total period, if any, for which interest is payable (Date of Land Agreement – Date of Entry = total number of days for which interest is payable).

·         Ensure that pre-construction surveys on properties and monitoring of wells during construction are carried out to the satisfaction of both the Local Authority and the affected stakeholder.

·         Assist the property valuation advisor and the Local Authority legal team in cases where the matter of compensation for compulsory acquisition of land has been referred to arbitration.

Education and Experience

·         Suitable candidates must have a Degree (Level 8) Qualification in Engineering, Agriculture or other relevant discipline with 5 or more year’s experience on infrastructure projects (preferably roads)

·         Landowner Liaison on a major infrastructure project with a construction value of at least €20 million (ex VAT);

·         Holds a full, Class B driving licence and can be based in the Mid West National Road Design Office

·         Access to their own vehicle (Travel incurred by the PLO’s and APLO shall be reimbursed by the Client at normal Local Authority Rates.)

Suitable candidates must have:

·         Good organisational and time management skills, able to prioritise work

·         Excellent customer service skills, experience in resolving non-complex complaints with difficult customers, confident in difficult situations

·         Can maintain records of all interactions (i.e. meetings, written submissions, emails, telephone calls etc.) with the public and landowners during this Commission using a Stakeholder/Interactive Management System (Track Record).

·         A good record keeper with administrative and management skills

·         Good communication skills and an ability to translate technical detail into layperson’s language

·         Able to work well as part of a team

·         Able to act on own initiative and develop creative solutions, good decision maker

·         IT literate – emails, word processing, spreadsheets and databases

·         Able to carry out the duties of the post with reasonable adjustments where necessary

This is a long term Contract for Services role and the hourly rate is €negotiable depending on experience.

 

For further information or to apply please contact: Paul Sinnott Recruitment Consultant at kppm in Dublin. Phone: 086-0438665 or Email: paul@kppm.ie

or email paul@kppm.ie

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