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Estates Surveyor - 5625

East Midlands, London, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Exeter , Hatfield , Leeds , Lincoln , Peterborough , Reading , Solihull , Warrington , Worthing
Manley House, Richard Fairclough House, Apollo Court, Kingfisher House, Waterside House, Guildbourne House, Sapphire East, Kings Meadow House, Lateral
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
As an Estates Surveyor you will be an integral part of the estates team working directly with our project support officers, assistant surveyors and senior surveyors. You will hold a RICS qualification, and have relevant land and property experience. Whilst working in this role you will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work, this will keep your days varied and interesting whilst building your knowledge and experience. In your role as an Estates Surveyor there will be opportunities for you to develop yourself further as you get involved and some large construction projects where you will be given the opportunity to use you influencing skills and depending on skill and experience could even manage them. You will be involved in wide range of work including our national flood risk programme, looking after various operational projects, manage a diverse land portfolio and be involved in the acquisition and compensation programme for major capital works. Working as an Estates surveyor in the Environment agency will mean that the environment will be at the heart of everything you do, your work will ensure that we maximise our financial profits and drive forward positive environmental outcomes for our local communities.
The Estates team offers professional support for Environment Agency land, property, compensation and valuation matters.
Our experienced Chartered Surveyors specialise in negotiating access to sites so that our frontline colleagues can do their vital work. We deal with compensation claims from land and property owners where they have suffered loss as a consequence of the Environment Agency's work.
We also manage the Environment Agency's own landholdings and provide a comprehensive valuation service.
Experience of working as a Surveyor in a professional estates service and able to demonstrate detailed knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
*Compensation and Acquisition
*Valuation and Estates Management for a diverse property portfolio.

An understanding of planning, property and compensation legislation and procedures and of compulsory purchase procedures.

Ability to balance work to ensure that tasks are achieved.

Ability to provide advice on land and compensation matters to minimise project risk and compensation liabilities

Experience in managing a diverse land/property portfolio including property management, valuation and landlord and tenant issues to provide sustainable land use and deliver ‘best practice’ and national consistency.

Good interpersonal skills in order to build networks and influence both internal and external customers/stakeholders to maintain the Environment Agency reputation and effective resolution of issues.

Identifying and implementing areas of best practice.
This role will involve regular travel around your work area and some national travel, therefore a driving licence is essential. The salary package includes a lease car.

If you want to find out more about this role and the Environment Agency you can download the candidate information pack, this 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:

The closing date for applications is Thursday 27th July 2017 at 23:55 hours, we expect to be holding interviews mid to late August. We do have positions across the country, therefore interviews may not be local to the office you are applying for.
Basic Check
Achieves Results
Description: Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results

In no more than 250 words using a specific example, please describe how you have delivered a successful piece of work whilst overcoming challenges or obstacles. We would like you to describe the piece of work, explain what the obstacles or challenges were and how you overcame them. What was the outcome and what is anything you learned from the situation.

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Description: Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

In no more than 250 words please describe a time when you had to solve a particularly complex problem in your current/previous role. What was the issue, what made it complex, what information did you need in order to solve it and what was the outcome..

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Description: Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.

In no more than 250 words please tell me who your customers are in your current or last role and explain how you went about building and maintaining effective working relationships with them.

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.