Technical Surveyor [Construction & Maintenance]

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time


Manchester, GB

Department Name


About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key.

Brief Description

About us..

This newly created role sits within the Commercial Estate team of North West & Central.Our regional estate has over 350 properties and consists of arches, industrial buildings, retail shops, rafts and various easements & rights of way.Our Commercial Estate portfolio is full of variety, with unique and vibrant spaces that inspire creativity and entrepreneurship. Our core tenant base is small and medium sized enterprises, with a diverse range of uses from bakeries to microbreweries, leisure to gourmet eateries.These tenant businesses have a crucial role in the protection and enhancement of the railway infrastructure, by creating viable and sustainable uses that benefit both the users of the railway and the communities that they sit within.

You will..

Contribute to the management of the portfolio to deliver optimal rental income, maintenance and repair through the safe delivery of planned, cyclical and reactive maintenance, renewals and enhancements. Ensure function is provided with safety co-ordination services.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

    Contribute to the maximisation of the income potential of the portfolio through the safe delivery of all construction and maintenance related spend.

      Assist in the undertaking of Network Rail's obligations as a landlord including enforcement of tenants' covenants by monitoring lineside building maintenance activities.Assist in ensuring all properties are maintained so as to minimise risk to Network Rail's operational infrastructure.

        Assist in the undertaking of Network Rail's cyclical maintenance activities ensuring the timely and accurate recording, monitoring and instruction of all Statutory Inspections.

          Assist in the undertaking of all new and up- rated utility connections ensuring the accurate recording, monitoring and liaison with all Utility Companies and the Construction & Maintenance Team. Assist with the implementation of strategies to minimise the time taken for connections from utility providers.

            Assist with Property's compliance with the Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) ensuring all legal requirements relating to Asbestos are discharged.

              Responsible for being central point of contact for contractors on tender distributions and returns, ensuring compliance with central C & P governance.

                Responsible for the provision of all safety co-ordination services for Property providing the compliance monitoring, periodic safety brief, Riddor reporting, Property Induction Safety Brief and review and cascade of Network Rail Company standards and legislative changes.

                  Assist the Recoveries Team with the management and recovery of all service charges, internal management and cyclical maintenance costs and queries on a day-to-day basis.

                    Assist in the management of the portfolio in compliance with statutory legislation, best practice and professional principles.

                      Develop and maintain appropriate liaison with stakeholders, contractors, suppliers and within Network Rail to ensure effective delivery of schemes and management of the portfolio.

                        Provide administrative support to the team including undertaking requests for travel, accommodation, minute taking, diary management, storage and archiving of all Health & Safety files and payment of all invoices. Act as Local Procurement Agent as directed.


                          Educated to A level or equivalent

                            Good negotiation skills

                              Good communication skills

                                Positive and proactive team player

                                  IT literate


                                    Training for Tech RICS qualification

                                      Holder of full driving licence

                                        Understanding of statutory and industry requirements for building and construction works.

                                          Understanding of building regulations, CDM regulations and planning & consent processes.

                                            Understanding of track safety, railway possessions regime and rail industry construction requirements.

                                              General awareness of Health and Safety regulations.

                                              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: circa £25,000-£28,000

                                              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: 7th 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.