LocationMilton Keynes, GB
About Network Rail
Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.
Network Rail is one of the largest land and property owners in the country and the Property team is responsible for generating sustainable income from the estate for re-investment in our rail infrastructure. This includes management of our workplaces, maximising commercial income and profit, and optimising capital receipts and station enhancements from the development and disposal of surplus properties and land. All proceeds from commercial activities are reinvested in the operational rail network.
To deliver a professional property service, completing property transactions including acquisitions, disposals and lettings and providing property advice to support delivery of a safe, efficient, reliable and sustainable rail service. To optimise performance of land and property in order to increase Property's financial contribution to the company's rail operations and to improve service to its customers.
Stakeholder Management - To deliver a range of professional property services for a client group including (but not exclusive to): acquisition, compensation claims, leases, surrenders, complex lettings, sale and temporary use of operational land. Be responsive to the needs of the business in delivering a range of property services.
Operating Environment - Take responsibility for managing projects and programmes to an agreed budget. Manage portfolio to property service to maximum efficiency, delivering business objectives in terms of cost savings, income generation, asset management.
Resource Management - To develop and maintain close and effective working relationships with internal colleagues to enable efficient and effective delivery.
Service - To deliver a professional service to all internal clients and external customers, outperforming service targets, and develop strong working relationships
with all key stakeholders. Instruct and manage relationships with external agents and solicitors to deliver optimum value commercial agreements.
Leadership - To provide the business with technical leadership on the range of property issues.
Strategy and process - To identify and implement changes required to support delivery of Property Services overall strategy. Assist in the delivery of
the strategy for the client group
Safety - to implement property solutions in support of delivery of a safe working environment and a safe rail system
Sustainability - to make sustainability a key element of all activities being delivered
Financial - to increase Property's contribution to the cost of the company's rail operations specifically through delivery of the client requirement and also through identifying opportunities for implementation in other parts of the Property function and wider company. Identify and exploit opportunities for cost savings, income generation and capital growth.
Knowledge Sharing - Seek to share best practice and learnings across the team for the benefit for NR and Property
Authority / Decision Making - Take responsibility for providing property solutions, and a range of property transactions including (but not exclusively) acquisitions, leases, surrenders, re-grants to maximise benefit to Network Rail on land utilisation issues.
Project / Programme Management - Provide the client group and colleagues with consistent and professional advice in determining the most effective approach to project property requirements.
About the role (External)
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Understanding of the telecommunications property market
Proven experience of managing a range of property transactions
Good communication and influencing skills
Proven negotiation skills
Excellent Excel skills and a good typing speed
Good presentation skills
Positive and hands on team player
Understanding of the rail industry and rail legislation
MRICS qualified with significant complimentary experience
Experience of commercial easements
Experience within corporate support services
Experience of computerised database systems
General MS Office skills including Visio and PowerPoint.
An understanding of quality management systems
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 factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
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Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised. If your current salary is above the maximum shown you will transfer into the new role on your current base pay. For more information refer to your pay
This vacancy is 4C, salary: £40,107 - £45,120
This is a 6-month Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: 4th June 2020 this vacancy is also being advertised externally late applications will not be accepted.
It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.