Agricultural Liaison Officer (ALO)

Crewe, Diseworth, Thetford

Job Type

Full Time / Permanent


U&I Surveying

Take charge of your career with Dalcour Maclaren and be part of an organisation that has demonstrated double digit revenue growth for
the past 5 years you know that our business means business.

About us:

At Dalcour Maclaren we are different - we are challenging the norm. We are a fundamental part of the UK's utility and infrastructure industry, pushing a new breed of consultancy within these sectors. We are focussed on the fantastic people within our team whom we value, we trust, we develop and we empower - which in turn creates a winning formula for success. We offer an A* service to our portfolio of blue-chip clients and have grown year on year to become one of the leaders in the infrastructure and utility sectors.



So, what is this Agricultural Liaison Officer role about?

Agricultural Liaison Officers (ALO’s) are the main interface between the client and landowners, occupiers and agents on a day to day basis. You will be communicating between all the key stakeholders, and it is essential that you build relationships with the affected parties.

As a Liaison Officer, you will be a key part of Dalcour Maclaren’s project team in the pre-construction and construction stages of projects. You’ll be in daily contact with clients, contractors, landowners, farmers and occupiers to negotiate and settle compensation claims, install site notices, records of condition of land before entry and arranging access to land for surveys.



What will I be doing?

  • Daily landowner, occupier and agent communications, including liaising regarding access for survey and construction works

  • Working closely with our internal teams, the client and their contractor

  • Sharing insightful knowledge about agricultural practices

  • Advising the client on practical matters affecting land

  • Attending pre-entry meetings before the scheme enters the construction phase

  • Reviewing contractor works to make sure they fall in line with any agreements made during pre-entry meetings

  • Dealing with landowner complaints regarding on site activities

  • Site visits for serving notices, undertaking record of conditions and undertaking site meetings.

  • Land Referencing, finding owners and occupiers of land

  • Liaising with colleagues and keeping the client up to date

  • Assisting the team and settling compensation claims



You will be perfect for this role if you….

  • Are an excellent communicator with the willingness to learn and develop

  • Have good knowledge of agriculture and rural affairs

  • Are self-motivated and organised

  • Have a full UK driving licence

  • Previous experience in a similar type of role is ideal but not essential as full training will be provided



What’s in it for you?

In addition to the competitive salary & pension, we offer:

  • Annual bonus scheme

  • Vitality Health Membership (Benefits include: access to discounted insurances, gym & fitness discounts, travel and wellness benefits)

  • Professional subscriptions paid for

  • 25 days annual holiday plus 1 day to celebrate your birthday

  • The Flexible Advantage Policy – allowing you to strike that all important work/life balance

  • Regular OneTeam events calendar building our team and celebrating our achievements

  • Time for you to give back to our communities and raise money for good causes

  • Cycle to work scheme

What our employees say:

“Utilities and Infrastructure is a great industry to work in, and there are so many progression opportunities at DM”

“At DM you will find a challenging role with all the support you need to make the most of the opportunities you will be presented with”



If this sounds like the role for you the apply today! 

Dalcour Maclaren and you – your future delivered.

Dalcour Maclaren is committed to equal opportunities for all.

Dalcour Maclaren considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation List. Therefore, Dalcour Maclaren will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.