Surveyor - Eastern Region - York Based

Last updated 2 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


York, GB

Department Name


About Network Rail

Network Rail's East Coast, East Midlands and North and East Routes are developing and undertaking several significant railway enhancement projects, some requiring the use of compulsory purchase powers. These include Trans-Pennine upgrade, Kettering to Market Harborough Electrification and major power supply upgrades together with the closure of various level crossings.The Eastern Property Services team supports the operational railway project teams by providing strategic property advice and land strategies that enable the timely acquisition of land for projects, including supporting major projects that require the use of compulsory purchase, dealing with resulting compensation claims and creating value through land disposals and land strategy.We do this by providing professional property advice to internal clients on a whole range of property matters.

Brief Description

The purpose of this role is to:

    provide strategic property advice on a portfolio of projects across the East Coast, East Midlands and North and East Routes

      assist with the compilation of land strategies that enable the acquisition of land to support project delivery

        negotiate and agree acquisitions, completing the transfer process via the instruction and management of external solicitors

          assist with Property Cost Estimates for projects especially those requiring compulsory powers

            instruct and manage external agents where necessary

              assist with the analysis and settlement of compensation claims that result from the use of compulsory powers within an agreed budget, reporting progress and risk against project budgets.

                provide technical leadership on the range of property issues and provide support to the wider team

                  provide property advice from Notice to completion of land transactions where Network Rail are subjected to a CPO or DCO from a third party

                  You will be working in a highly professional and flexible environment, reporting to a Senior Surveyor. This role will offer you the opportunity to work independently and be involved with a team that manages a diverse range of work.It will be challenging but you will be able to develop and hone your skills within a small but supportive team working on some of the busiest parts of Britain's railway.

                  You will be self-motivated and able to work independently, prioritise tasks and work to what will sometimes be challenging deadlines.

                  About the role (External)

                  Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                    Educated to degree level or equivalent

                      Training for MRICS qualification

                        Compulsory Purchase experience

                          Excellent communication and influencing skills

                            Experience of stakeholder management

                              Proven negotiation skills


                                MRICS qualified

                                  Wide range of General Practice surveying experience

                                    Understanding of the rail industry and rail legislation

                                      Strong presentation skills

                                        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:5th August 2020, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.