Senior Surveyor

Network Rail
18 Jun 2017
01 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From the rejuvenation of King's Cross station and the upgrade and expansion of Thameslink, to Europe's largest civil engineering project - Crossrail - we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain."

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.

Brief Description

The post holder will manage acquisitions of land, drive forward our land based accommodation strategy, or could be involved in our growing "payables" portfolio.

About the role (External)

In Property Services "can't" isn't in our vocabulary. We specialise in supporting our operational railway by handling all the land acquisitions necessary to develop Britain's Railways. Indeed, property is at the heart of our ambition to provide a safe, reliable and efficient railway fit for the 21st century.

You'll be based in our luxurious offices in the heart of Birmingham and there'll be plenty of opportunity to stretch your intellect and develop your knowledge including opportunities to work on Compulsory Purchase acquisitions. When it comes to this kind of work we like to think we didn't read the book we wrote it!

The role requires considerable expertise in developing relationships both within Network Rail, with external agents and landowners to minimise capital spending while achieving our goals. The successful applicant will be seeking to broaden their personal skill set by taking on significant autonomy and financial responsibility.

Ideally a Chartered Surveyor the successful candidate will be familiar with acquisition and commercial property management. Exposure to compulsory purchase process would be a benefit.

At interview you will have the opportunity to demonstrate why you believe you are ready to take on this complex role. A thorough understanding of budgets and how to formulate and implement an asset acquisition strategy through to delivery. Ideally you will have a solid background and experience in negotiations and documentation of property contracts. Your expertise in the marketplace will mean that you can identify trends and will be able to provide a vision and advise on strategic direction for Network Rail both now and in the future

Key Accountabilities

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

Job, Skills, & Experience
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• MRICS qualified
• Wide range of General Practice surveying experience
• Excellent communication and influencing skills
• Proven negotiation skills at senior level
• Proven experience of managing complex property transactions
• Experience of stakeholder management
• Strong presentation skills
• Understanding of compulsory purchase issues
• 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 factor. 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 benefits including 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 GBP3,333 (to a maximum amount of GBP2,500).
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: GBP50,000-GBP56,250

Closing date :30th June 2017, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

Network Rail adheres to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This is a government standard for pre-employment vetting. All prospective employees will undergo the required checks to meet this standard before joining the company.


Amount of Travel

Work At Home
Salary: . Date posted: 24/02/2017

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