Department for Transport
£47,584 - £54,237 (£53,044 - £58,369 London weighting allowance)
Full time, permanent position
National and London
What you’ll be doing
Joining our small, close-knit Group Property team as a Principal Surveyor, you’ll support our Head of Property Advisory and work on a breadth of large scale projects that impact the public. The policies you work on and the projects and programmes you will lead will have a direct impact on communities, achieving our ambition of connecting people and places and in driving prosperity. You’ll maximise property regeneration opportunities, primarily around station developments, and provide advice on our major infrastructure projects, including HS2. Projects align to meet our ministerial priorities and key objectives, including COVID-19 or exiting the EU. It’ll be down to you to make sure we are legally compliant when it comes to property transactions. You will also be tasked with managing budget, forecast and finance parts of our property portfolio.
This client side role is an exciting opportunity to deal with a large number of stakeholders as you provide professional property advice on various public facing transport schemes We are fast paced, innovative and unique in the breadth of work we lead, making DfT a truly exciting and rewarding place to work and progress your career.
You could be working in the property sector or in a private or public sector organisation linked to property, infrastructure or housing. Either way, you’ll be a strong team player and a good problem solver with solid experience leading on projects in a professional property team. You’ll also have RICS membership and a relevant degree (or equivalent experience). You have excellent communication skills and are able to deliver easy-to-understand advice to clients and stakeholders. With the ability to see how your role fits in to the bigger picture, you’re a strategic thinker who can quickly adapt to challenges and deliver to tight deadlines.
Things to know
You’ll spend approximately 70% of your time in our modern office building and 30% of your time on site or at meetings. We have an open plan office and a hot desking policy.
The Department for Transport (DfT) is leading investment, innovation and change in delivering a modern, technologically advanced transport system across the UK. Our work is dynamic and challenging, affecting most of the country’s population every single day. Our transport networks deliver goods to our shops, get people to work and reunite us with our loved ones. Our investment in infrastructure and connectivity unlocks growth, jobs, skills and opportunity across the UK. We need forward-thinking, flexible team players to help design, develop and shape the decisions that will make the UK a country that works for everyone. Together, we’ll bring lasting change to millions of people.
We are working on some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects this country has ever seen. Our policy remit ranges from making travel greener, to autonomous vehicles, smart ticketing and what our exit from the EU means for the future of travel. Our policies affect everyone in the UK, and we’re looking for candidates who want new, complex challenges on a national scale.
If you’re interested, please click the 'apply' button today. We’d love to hear from you.
Closing date: Monday 21st September
Interviews: Wednesday 30th September onwards