Wayleave Officer

As a Wayleave Officer you will be liaising with Land Owners, Occupiers, Agents, Local Authorities and other statutory bodies to secure all necessary legal and environmental consents to place new telecoms apparatus on third party land and to gain access to existing apparatus.

Responsible for:

  • Work closely with the Design Manager and the Business Development Manager to ensure cost affective routes for the implementation of telecommunications apparatus.

  • Negotiating wayleave agreements and easements and other forms of agreement in respect of FTTP Fibre/Civils/Telecommunications design and project delivery

  • Assist in the preparation of Planning Applications

  • Resolve disputes over wayleave rights, land ownership queries

  • Enforce Code Powers where necessary.

  • Carry out land searches and compile and maintain accurate records of land ownership details

  • Compile and maintain accurate records and accounts of all interaction with landowners and their agents

  • Actively maintain excellent relationships with landowners, agents, consulting engineers, contractors and government bodies

  • Be conversant with relevant legislation

  • Liaise with customers, land agents, solicitors and other team members in regard to wayleave matters; on site if necessary – be prepared to travel and stay away from home for short periods

  • Negotiate land damage claims

  • Identify and third parties that can provide wayleaves services and manage any partnerships

Core skills required:

Statutory and legislative issues relating to wayleave management including:

  • Electronic Communications Code

  • New Roads & Streets Works Act

  • Planning Act

  • Farm and rural land use practices

  • Landowner identification and registration methods

  • Wayleaves, easement and landlord’s consents

  • An understanding of route selection in a telecommunications network

  • Land searches, securing wayleaves, easement and landlord’s consents in a telecommunications environment.

  • Drafting and negotiation of; wayleave agreements, valuation of rights granted pursuant to the agreement, valuation of compensation claims and drafting schedule of condition of land.

  • Building relationships with landowners, agents, consulting engineers, contractors and government bodies Surveying.

Understanding of:

  • Telecommunications

  • Fibre rollout

  • Civils

  • Project Management

  • Design & Planning


Must have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle

Evidence of


  • Negotiation Skills

  • Active Listening and good communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Organisational Skills & Time Management

  • Stress Tolerance

  • Decision Making

  • Self Management

Our strategic goals:

  • To be recognised as the leading local provider of broadband services in terms of quality and value to our customers in the areas we operate.

  • To have a reputation for building cost efficient reliable and secure networks for our customers (HSE, Quality, Data protection).

  • To be responsive to changes in the market, technology and customer needs (agile, proactive, flexible).

  • To meet our long-term strategic plan by being focus on our KPI. 

  • To be a company where people want to come and work and grow ( team before individual empowerment, diversity, passion, ethics and recognition rich-culture.

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Wayleave Officer role.

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