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Wessex Water - Bath - Property Surveyor

Job Description:

  • 0359
  • Closing on: 17 Jun 2024
  • Dependant on Experience
  • Permanent
  • Business services

Are you a highly motivated individual with property management experience? Are you interested in helping to manage a diverse property portfolio? If so, we have an opportunity in our Estates department as a Property Surveyor!

This role is based at our head office in Bath but travel across our region will be required, therefore you need to hold a valid driving licence, and a car allowance will be provided in this role.

We are open to speaking to graduates and experienced candidates for this role.

What you'll do

Based at the Operations Centre in Bath, you will be a key member of the Estates team and integral to the management of our 3500ha estate.

The property portfolio includes agricultural holdings, residential properties, commercial premises and operational assets.

Reporting to the Property Manager, you will deal with a wide range of surveying work across our region.

You will work alongside other teams and stakeholders to deliver the company's overall land management objectives while ensuring that capital expenditure is within budget and rental income targets are achieved.

Duties include:

  • the day-to-day management of a diverse property portfolio
  • providing specialist advice and information to internal and external stakeholders as well as the public
  • providing landlord and tenant support to the Property Manager in a wide range of matters, including the negotiation of residential, agricultural, telecoms, recreational and miscellaneous leases and licences
  • assessing rents, renewing leases/licences and the exploration of other income opportunities
  • preparing and delivering the annual planned work schedule to ensure our departmental managed building portfolio is maintained to an appropriate condition and meets all statutory requirements/regulations
  • the acquisition and disposal of land and rights.

What you'll need

You will have a further or higher qualification in land/estate management together with preferably at least 5 years relevant experience in a property or estate management role; we may however consider applications from candidates with less experience if they are the right fit for the team. Membership of RICS and/or CAAV is beneficial but not essential if suitable experience can be demonstrated.

To be successful you will be a confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills enabling you to negotiate and liaise with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels from landowners, tenants and members of the public to engineers and contractors.

You will have good knowledge of current legislation, statutory requirements and best practice allowing you to provide specialist, up to date advice.

This is a busy and varied role therefore we are looking for someone with a pragmatic approach who is able to prioritise, problem solve, use initiative, multitask and work under pressure with good attention to detail. You will also need to be competent with Microsoft Office applications.

This role is based at our head office in Bath but travel across our region will be required, therefore it is essential that you hold a valid driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.

What you'll receive

  • Total pension contributions up to 20%.
  • Career progression and professional development opportunities.
  • 25 days' holiday rising to 28 with length of service.
  • The opportunity to buy up to ten days' holiday and sell up to five every year.
  • A healthcare package that allows you to claim back healthcare costs.
  • Life assurance of up to eight times your salary.
  • A new electric car in exchange for part of your gross salary.
  • Cashback and discounts from more than 3,000 retailers.
  • One paid volunteering day each year.
  • Enhanced family leave and pay arrangements.
  • An interactive health and wellbeing platform.
  • Support from mental health first aiders.
  • A £1,000 referral fee if you recommend someone to work for us.

That's not all! Read further details in the Discover more section below.

Who we are

We are one of the top-performing water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, serving 2.9 million people across the South West.

The work we do goes beyond providing an essential public service. We also aim to have a positive impact on the communities we serve and the natural environment.

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, which is why so many of them stay with us! You will have the opportunity to develop and progress your career, while also receiving health and wellbeing support.

We also continue to promote diversity and inclusion – with that in mind, all applicants are welcome. We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us and if you would like to be part of our journey, we would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to let us know about any additional support you may need.

Sound interesting? Apply to start your application.

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