Estates Surveyor - 10944

East of England
Dragonfly House
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
As an Estates Surveyor you'll be an integral part of the Estates Service, working directly with our Project Support Officers, Assistant Estates Surveyors and Senior Estates Surveyors across East Anglia. You’ll hold an RICS qualification (AssocRICS, MRICS or FRICS) with a background in estate management (rural or commercial) and/or experience of compulsory purchase matters.

In your role, you’ll be involved in a wide variety of surveying work; your days will be varied and interesting whilst building your knowledge and experience. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in the land and compensation elements of construction projects – in both urban and rural settings. You’ll use and develop your influencing skills to acquire land, or interests across land, as part of our National Flood Risk, and Operational Project programmes.

As an Estates Surveyor in the Eastern Region, you’ll be responsible for managing a diverse land portfolio, including tenanted holdings, to achieve our Corporate objectives.

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 the benefit of our financial spend and drive forward positive environmental outcomes for our local communities.
The Estates Service extends to 114 people, offering professional support for Environment Agency land, property, compensation and valuation matters. We're core to the delivery of the Environment Agency's £2.6 billion capital programme to better protect 300,000 homes.

Our experienced teams deal with the land and compensation aspects of a very diverse project programme. They also manage the Environment Agency's large property portfolio comprising over 100 houses and over 26,000 hectares of land, offices and depots.
You’ll hold an appropriate RICS qualification (AssocRICS, MRICS or FRICS) with experience in estate management and/ or compulsory purchase with a proven track record of delivering results on time in a pressurised environment.

As an enthusiastic communicator, you’ll have good interpersonal skills to build strong networks and influence a range of colleagues and stakeholders for the effective resolution of issues.

With experience of working as a Surveyor in a professional estates service, you’ll be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

• Planning, property and compensation legislation, and compulsory purchase procedures.

• Advice on land and compensation matters to minimise project risk and compensation liabilities. Negotiating access to land, securing appropriate interests and settling compensation claims.

• Management of diverse landholdings, including commercial and rural properties. Experience of landlord and tenant, and planning and valuation to provide sustainable management and deliver best practice.
You can download the Candidate Information pack, which 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:

This role will involve regular travel around your work area and some national travel. You will need a willingness to travel, and a full and valid Driving Licence is essential. This role includes a lease car.

02/07/2019, 23:55 hours

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 was it that 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, or 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 us 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.
A full and valid driving licence is required for this role.
You'll be asked to bring proof of your licence if you're invited to interview.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Membership (AssocRICS, MRICS or FRICS).
You'll be asked to provide details of your professional membership if you're invited to interview.
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.