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Environment Agency - Various Locations - Grade 6 Senior Estates Surveyor

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Starting salary £46,374 per annum plus a generous benefits package

Full time, part time, flexible working

Permanent vacancy based in Birmingham, Nottingham, Lincoln or Shrewsbury

Job description

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to provide professional Estates expertise across all aspects of the Environment Agency’s business.

You will be the senior surveying expert working collaboratively within project teams helping deliver an ambitious programme of capital flood defence works investing £5.2 billion nationwide, better protecting 336,000 households from flood risk 2021-2027. You’ll be involved at all stages of project delivery.

Your surveying expertise will also be applied to managing a diverse land and property portfolio, including property management, valuation and dealing with landlord and tenant issues. As a confident negotiator, you’ll represent our interests externally with a broad client base.

This senior role will hold a portfolio of complex cases but will also require you to support others through proactive sharing and application of up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and best practice. This role sits within the Hub leadership team helping manage delivery and reputational risks across Central England. Whilst much is delivered in house, some projects require you to act as Intelligent Client working with our suppliers through framework contracts.

This role isn’t just about providing professional surveying expertise, it’s about playing an exciting and evolving role in making a long term difference.

The team

The Central Estates Hub is a team of 18 surveyors of varying levels of experience and support staff offering professional Estates advice for land, compensation and valuation matters across the East and West Midlands, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

We sit within a function 120 strong providing national coverage and offering opportunity to share best practice and specialist knowledge. We will play a key delivery role in enabling us to meet our ambitious Net Zero target.

Skills and experience

With experience of working as a Senior Surveyor in a professional estates service, you will hold an appropriate RICS qualification (MRICS or FRICS) typically from commercial or rural pathways. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge / experience in one or more of the following areas.

  • In-depth understanding and application of planning, property and compensation legislation and compulsory purchase procedures.
  • Provide advice on land and compensation matters to minimise project risk and compensation liabilities. Negotiating access to land, securing appropriate interests and settling compensation claims.
  • Manage a diverse land and property portfolio including property management, valuation and landlord and tenant issues to ensure sustainable land use.
  • Knowledge of current legislation and best practice to enable you to provide specialist advice as part of integrated teams.
  • Confident communicator, able to engage professionally, efficiently and effectively with both internal and external customers through good networking skills.
  • Exceptional negotiation and dispute resolution skills.

For more information

If you want to find out more about this role and the Environment Agency, you can download the Candidate Information pack, which also contains some useful information that may help you when applying for this position.

If you do require any further information, you can email the Estates Recruitment Team: RecruitmentEstates@environment-agency.gov.uk. To discuss the role, please contact Richard.porter@environment-agency.gov.uk.

A full and valid driving licence is essential. You will be provided with a vehicle to carry out this work if required.

This role would support a degree of flexible working and we would welcome applications from anywhere within the Central Hub which includes offices in Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Lincoln and Nottingham. Regular travel including site visits to some remote locations will be required and although dependent on how future work is allocated within the team, is likely to include caseload in East and West Midlands.

There will also be an opportunity to get involved in our critically important incident response activity.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 30 June 2021. We expect to be holding interviews in July 2021.

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