Senior Surveyor

Job Type:Full Time


Swindon, GB

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About Network Rail

Network Railis 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.

Our plans for rail in Britain are far-reaching and ambitious. To deliver our vision of a better railway for a better Britain, we need talented and passionate people who will embrace our innovative way of working - across all disciplines.

Brief Description

As a Senior Surveyor, we'll look to you to provide property advice, guidance and make decisions on a range of property issues to support the delivery of a challenging programme of project works to deliver a safe, efficient, reliable and sustainable rail service. The role requires working closely and cross-functionally with the Network Rail Capital Delivery and Enhancements teams to tight deadlines and the ability to manage a portfolio of external specialist property agents and solicitors providing support for the delivery of these often complex multi-million-pound projects.

About the role (External)

Key accountabilities

    Property Knowledge - To deliver a range of professional property services and solutions for a client group including (but not exclusive to): acquisition, compensation claims, leases, surrenders, complex lettings, sale and temporary use of operational land.

      Operating Environment - Take responsibility for managing projects and programmes to an agreed budget and delivering business objectives in terms of cost savings, income generation and asset management.

        Stakeholder Management - 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 ensure effective delivery.

          Leadership and Decision Making - To provide the business with technical leadership on a range of property issues and be responsive to the needs of your customers.

            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.

                Financial - identify and exploit opportunities for cost savings, income generation and capital growth.

                  Project / Programme Management - provide the client group and colleagues with consistent and professional advice in determining the most effective approach to project property requirements.

                    Team Management - the experience and people skills to manage a small team of property professionals.

                    To be considered for this role you must have;

                      Educated to degree level or equivalent (or working towards)

                        MRICS qualified (or working towards)

                          Good communication and influencing skills

                            Strong negotiation skills

                              Proven time management skills and experience of managing a range of complex property requirements

                                Flexible and able to deal with multiple client requests/property transactions

                                  Ability to manage a small team of property professionals


                                    Understanding of the rail industry and rail legislation

                                      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: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.