Senior Surveyor - Eastern Region - Stratford Based

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


London, GB

Department Name

Legal & Corporate Services

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway and is one of the largest land and property owners in the country. The Property team is responsible for helping to deliver ambitious investment programmes to upgrade infrastructure; transforming how people travel and creating a better railway for all

The team provide the region with a high-quality professional service maximising the returns and efficiencies from a diverse portfolio of assets as well as ensuring the safe operation and improvement of the railway by acquiring access rights and land.

Property is key to deliver Network Rail's ambitions for the railway: "to provide a safe, reliable and efficient railway fit for the 21st century". Our extensive & diverse portfolio includes prime retail units, freight sites, business space, offices & depots. The property team provide a range of professional services including, Town Planning, Compulsory Purchase, Land Strategy, Development, Landlord & Tenant, Acquisitions & Disposals.

Brief Description

As a Senior Surveyor your role is to lead a team to create and implement effective and efficient Estates Strategies to support operational delivery. Effective property review and liaison at a senior level to assess the current and future requirements is fundamental, together with a track record of rationalisation and restructuring to maximise efficiency and operational benefit.

The role will be based in Stratford with travel throughout the Region.

About the role (External)

Key accountabilities

    Develop and Implement effective office, depot and access point property strategies to support operational delivery in the London North East & East Midlands Routes.

      Review all operational and non-operational land and buildings to identify opportunities for the disposal of surplus assets and deliver a challenging capital receipts programme for the next 5 years.

        Collate base data and implement an asset management system to improve performance and reduce cost.

          Prepare detailed reports and present these to senior management and the Property Panel.

            Work in conjunction with the development team to deliver complex Station improvement schemes.

              Implement a regime of property performance management

                Inspire and lead a team of property professionals.

                  Deliver a range of complex professional property services including acquisitions and disposals.

                    Manage negotiations of complex and substantial projects to an agreed budget.

                      Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal colleagues, consultants and external bodies to ensure an efficient and effective delivery of the client remit.

                        Provide leadership on a range of property issues and provide support to the wider team including the management and training of junior team members.

                          Increase Property's contribution to the cost of the company's rail operations by managing a property service that delivers business objectives to maximum efficiency. taking account of cost savings, income generation, asset management and customer service.

                            Actively support the development and implementation of a safe working environment through safety leadership, cultural change programmes and a safe rail system.


                              Educated to degree level or equivalent

                                MRICS / FRICS qualified

                                  Wide range of General Practice and Estate Strategy experience

                                    Excellent communication and influencing skills

                                      Proven negotiation skills at a senior level

                                        Proven experience of managing complex property transactions

                                          Experience of stakeholder management

                                            Strong presentation skills


                                              Understanding of the rail industry and rail legislation

                                                Experience of working within multi-disciplined Infrastructure Project teams

                                                  Full Driving Licence

                                                  How to apply (External)

                                                  Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                                                  Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                                                  Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

                                                  Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                                                  Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £51,156 - £57,551

                                                  As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                                                  Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                                                  §Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                                  §Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

                                                  §Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                                                  For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

                                                  Closing date:29th May 2020, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.