Development Surveyor - Southern Region

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


London, GB

Department Name


About Network Rail

Network Rail is one of the largest land and property owners in the country. The Property team is responsible for generating sustainable income which is used to improve the railway for our passengers and freight customers.

Property is at the heart of delivery Network Rail's ambitions for the railway: "to provide a safe, reliable and efficient railway fit for the 21st century" with our portfolio covering, station retailing, commercial estate and freight with commercial developments, some at stations, on surplus land. Property advice is also provided on, land strategy, town planning and in relation to infrastructure projects.

This will only be achieved by having an outstanding property team to creatively craft the planning and delivery process, focusing on our strategy for land use.

The Development team's role is to provide high quality professional property services to support the railway, which will include the sale and purchase of land to facilitate rail related development projects together with the development of surplus land for capital return. This in conjunction with third party landowners, developers and Councils.

As part of the restructuring of Network Rail into regional structures we will have regional Property teams in each region, this position will work within the Southern Region.

Brief Description

Contribute to and support the strategy for Network Rail's Southern Region development portfolio.The role will be based initially in James Forbes House and will cover the entire Southern region. This is a great opportunity for a newly qualified surveyor to work in a small team with significant autonomy and responsibility with strong future prospects.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

    Establish and run projects and contribute to existing schemes.Implement different approaches to site development to ensure Network Rail achieves the best potential in terms of station enhancements, housing numbers and site value from development led disposals.

      Assisting in site marketing and developer/purchaser selection process, with the objective of identifying the most suitable viable approach to deliver the objectives of the residential/commercial development strategy

        Undertake discussions and negotiations with internal and external partners relating to development schemes and through these, facilitate the successful completion of the required approvals

          Instruct legal advisors to prepare relevant documents required for developments and disposals including contracts, land transfers and development agreements.

            Provide assistance to other colleagues within Property in respect of residential and commercial development opportunities

              Provide support to Development Manager on larger projects

                Act as case surveyor for a portfolio of smaller scheme from start to finish

                  Demonstrate high level of project management skills by achieving key project achievements in accordance with the approved programme

                    Delivery of financial targets in line with forecasts and feeding into forecast for both cashflow and capital receipts with maximum accuracy


                      Good negotiating skills

                        Positive and proactive team member

                          Good presentation and communication skills

                            Some experience of development and/or disposal projects

                              Educated to degree level or equivalent


                                MRICS/FRICS qualified

                                  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: £40,107 - £45,120

                                      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:27th 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.