Graduate Land Referencer

1 Bignell Park Barns, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 1TD

Job Type

Full Time / Permanent



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

If you’re a dynamic, ambitious and focussed graduate who is looking to start a career with an exciting, growing and dynamic business, we want to hear from you!

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.

What to expect 

Land referencing is the practice of identifying and classifying persons and organisations holding legal interests and rights over land which is subject to development and regeneration across the UK and Ireland.

It involves engaging with communities and researching data sources to determine relationships between people and places to create and maintain accurate records of land tenure in support of gaining consent over land for temporary or permanent objectives.

Land Referencers play a key and wide-ranging role in exciting, high-profile projects by acting as a consistent point of contact between affected parties, communities, and organisational delivery teams to successfully submit Development Consent Order (DCO) and Compulsory Purchase Order (CPOs) Books of Reference on behalf of our clients.

As a Graduate Land Referencer in our busy Oxfordshire office, you will work closely with Project Managers and GIS Specialists to collect, interpret and review land ownership data to be presented to our clients in a variety of formats. You will have an eye for detail to ensure all relevant information is identified, extracted, verified and uploaded to our bespoke internal land referencing database. You will have strong communication skills and be comfortable visiting sites; meeting with project stakeholders to record and update land ownership data.

You will receive full training in our client's specific areas of expertise and ongoing mentoring whilst you develop your Land Referencing knowledge.

What you will need

  • A degree in an area broadly related to land (e.g. Geography, Geospatial Science, Estate or Property Management, Planning, Land or Property Law).

  • Great IT skills with good working knowledge of MS Excel and Word packages.

  • An analytical way of thinking.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to manage a large amount of both quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Excellent organisational skills, be results-driven and a keen problem solver.

  • You will be able to organise workloads to meet tight project deadlines.

  • You will have great verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Awareness of GIS (desirable).

  • Experience in collecting and analysing data (desirable).

  • Valid UK driving licence and willingness to travel to site and project locations.

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

  • Access to the DM Academy to support your continuing professional growth

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

  • Regular One Teamevents 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.