Senior Surveyor [Development]

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    £51,156 - £57,551 per annum plus excellent benefits

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


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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. For more information about Network Rail click here.

Brief Description

Property is at the heart of delivery Network Rail's ambitions for the railway: "to provide a safe, reliable and efficient railway fit for the 21st century" with our portfolio covering workspaces, town planning, land strategy, and driving commercial income from retail, business space and developments in conjunction with commercial partners

This will only be achieved by having an outstanding property team to creatively craft the planning and delivery process, focusing on our strategy for land use.

This includes management of our workplaces, maximising commercial income and profit, and optimising capital receipts and station improvements from the development and disposal of surplus properties and land. All proceeds from commercial activities are reinvested in the operational rail network.

This development surveyor role will sit in the Group Property Team, the role will cover the Wales, Western and Wessex Route areas and will be based in London.


London, GB

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About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

  • To fully support the creation of delivery approaches to ensure Network Rail realises the best potential in terms of housing numbers and site value from developments on and around NR’s surplus land bank.

  • Take forward the marketing and developer/purchaser selection process, with the objective of identifying the most suitable viable approach to deliver the objectives

  • Progress the completion of land acquisitions necessary to achieve business objectives

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

  • Manage and monitor the master planning process for development schemes involving internal partners and external advisors including working with development partners to progress schemes through the planning process

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

  • Co-ordinate and monitor development scheme activities and provide reports

  • Provide support to other teams within Property in respect of residential and commercial development opportunities

  • Demonstrate high level of project management skills by achieving key project achievements

  • Delivery of financial targets in line with forecasts and feeding into forecast for both cashflow and capital receipts

Are you?

  • A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent

  • A positive and proactive team player

And do you have?

  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Experience of development and/or disposal projects

  • Good negotiating skills


Depending on the suitability of the candidate, this role can be carried out as a job share,  full-time or part-time basis.

Salary:  £51,156-£57,551 per annum plus excellent benefits.  Want to find out about what benefits we offer? click here

Closing date: 30 September 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information