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Senior Surveyors

Employer
Network Rail
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Starting at £51,156
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Network Rail has played a key role in keeping the country moving during the coronavirus pandemic – and we will play an equally important part in rebuilding from it.

We get people where they need to be, whether they are commuting to work, visiting friends or family, or going for a night out.

We make millions of lives better every day and have a vital job in driving the economy and prosperity of the nation!

Over the coming years we will be building and improving crucial rail links between the country’s biggest cities, making our services faster, more comfortable and more reliable for the people who rely on us.

We’re also changing our organisation to put the passenger at the heart of everything we do, to make our people even prouder to work for us and to be recognised as a true leader in our industry.

In joining Network Rail, you’re not only joining an organisation with a vital role to play for the country, but also a team of more than 40,000 people, and a business dedicated to being one of Britain’s best employers.

Role Description:

Two fantastic opportunities to join Network Rail as a Senior Surveyor:-

Senior Surveyor (Development):

The Development team’s role is to provide high quality professional property services to support the railway.  This will include

* advising on strategies for rail industry land requirements in station regeneration projects and the sale and purchase of land to facilitate such projects.  This is in conjunction with third party landowners, developers and Councils

* the creation and implementation of Estates Strategies to support the provision of the accommodation required for the maintenance of the railway.   and

* adding value to surplus land by developing, up to pre-app stage, schemes on surplus land prior to sale for capital return.

We are seeking an experienced Chartered Surveyor with a demonstrable track record of project management, good Development process knowledge, track record of value creation on surplus property and analysis and consolidation of property portfolios. 

The role will be based in Stratford, London with travel throughout the Region.  

Senior Surveyor (Freight)

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior surveyor to manage one of Network Rails most important Freight Portfolios.

Responsible for managing the Freight Estate sites, the role is tailored around the growth of rail freight, maintaining excellent customer relations with the freight customers, whilst driving up rental income and assisting NR is achieving its Freight Growth plan, by exploitation of its assets, increasing revenue to Network Rail. The role involves managing high profile sites such as Bow in Stratford.

Both roles will deliver an effective and efficient property service to support delivery of a safe, efficient, reliable and sustainable rail service. To optimise performance of land and property in order to increase Property’s financial contribution to the company’s rail operations and to improve service to it’s customers.

About the role:

Key Accountabilities of the Development role:

1. Establish and lead on projects and contribute to existing schemes.   Implement different approaches to site disposal to ensure Network Rail and the rail industry achieves the best outcome in terms of station enhancements, housing numbers and site value from disposals.  Projects will range from simple to complex.

2. Demonstrate high level of project management skills by achieving key project achievements in accordance with the approved programme

3.  Process will range from site identification, separation of site from operational railway, marketing and developer/purchaser selection process through to completion of all documentation for a transaction.

4.  Undertake discussions and negotiations with internal and external partners relating to development schemes and through these, facilitate the successful completion of the required approvals

5.  Instruct legal advisors to prepare relevant documents required for developments and disposals including contracts, land transfers and development agreements.

6.  Delivery of financial targets in line with forecasts and feeding into forecast for both cashflow and capital receipts with maximum accuracy

7.  Develop and Implement effective property strategies for the provision of Region wide Maintenance Depot facilities to support the maintenance of the railway.  

8.  Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal colleagues, consultants and external bodies to ensure an efficient and effective delivery of projects.

9.  Provide leadership on a range of property issues and provide support to the wider team including the management and training of junior team members.

  Key Accountabilities of the Freight role:

1.  Assist in the delivery of new freight or rail sites to meet customer demand and generate new traffic

2.  Contribute to the maximisation of the income potential of the portfolio through the management of the rent review and lease renewal process.

3.  Undertake valuations, negotiations, service of notices, instructions for rent review and lease renewals.  Liaise with Network Rail’s solicitors and external solicitors as appropriate.

4.  Assist in the undertaking of Network Rail’s obligations as a landlord including enforcement of tenants’ covenants.  Assist in making certain that all properties are maintained so as to minimise risk to Network Rail’s operational infrastructure.

5.  Deliver good quality estate management of let and void properties to minimise risks to Network Rail’s Infrastructure.

6.  Manage tenant credit control, service charges and tenants issues and queries on a day-to-day basis.

7.  Contribute to the identification of investment and revenue opportunities to maintain or enhance the physical quality and improve the revenue potential of the estate.

8.  Manage completion of required documentation in a satisfactory and timely manner.

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

10.  Develop and maintain appropriate liaison with contractors, local authorities and within Network Rail to deliver effective management of the portfolio.

11.  Undertake the role of Client Representative under CDM Regulations on behalf of Network Rail in line with company standards.

12.  The role may involve some line management duties as necessary for the role.

Essential Criteria:

•  Educated to degree level or equivalent
•  MRICS/FRICS qualified
•  Range of Sales, Development and Estate Strategy experience
•  Well-developed Property and Asset Management skills
•  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
•  Good at developing and maintaining strong commercial relationships in a        customer service environment
•  Knowledge of the built environment including CDM
•  Full driving licence

Desirable Criteria:

•  Understanding of the rail industry and rail legislation
•  Experience of working within multi-disciplined Infrastructure Project teams
•  Commercial and/or Operational railway industry and rail freight lease experience

  Internal how to apply:

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 are a Disability Confident Leader employer! We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We positively embrace flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work with their family and home life.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised. If your current salary is above the maximum shown you will transfer into the new role on your current base pay. For more information refer to your pay.

This vacancy is Band 3C, salary starting at £51,156

Closing date: 27th May 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information about the Development vacancy please contact Mike Stancliffe, Principal Development Manager, Eastern on 07967 324031.

For more information about the Freight vacancy please contact Dermot Skelly, Property Director, Eastern on 07395 393519.

External how to apply:

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 are a Disability Confident Leader employer! We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We positively embrace flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work with their family and home life.

Network Rail Benefits – To find out about what benefits we offer, click here

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

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. You should be able to demonstrate your personal commitment to safety and awareness of our safety vision.

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 £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

Salary: starting at £65,480.

Closing date: 27th May 2022. 

 To apply for this role, please click the 'apply' button today.

Company

Our company connects rewards and recognition, pride and passion, a job well done and a job worth doing, the career path you start out on with a wealth of other opportunities, nineteenth-century architecture and twenty-first-century designs, £multi-billion investments and weekends by the coast, efficiency and personality, architects and building surveyors, fire safety, building services and civil engineers, geotechnical, drainage, mining and structural engineers, as well as millions of people every single day.

That company is Network Rail. To find out more visit www.networkrail.co.uk/careers Network Rail, committed to equal opportunity.

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