Senior Estates Surveyor

Job Description

Your new role

Are you a member of the RICS and looking for your next challenge?

Do you thrive when covering a broad range of surveying specialities as part of your role?

Do you want to take responsibility for your own workload and no longer have to work towards fee targets?

Then National Highways have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Senior Estates Surveyor to join our team to deliver estates inputs into property projects, making sure the organisation complies with government property legislation and has an estate of the right size, condition, and location. As part of the role, you will support the provision of strategic property advice across National Highways offices and operational estate.

This role is based in Leeds but alternative locations near to one of our other National Highways offices in the UK will be considered. Work will be on a flexible and hybrid basis. The successful candidate will need to travel to national estates locations at various points when required.  

What you’ll be leading on

  • Provide advice on Landlord/Tenant issues to maintain the value and condition of the Estate. 
  • Lease transactions including (but not limited to) rent reviews, lease renewals, development agreements and acquisitions.
  • Deal with day-to-day case work on complex/high value property transactions. 
  • Support the Principal Estates Surveyor on the programme and project management for the delivery of complex/high value works. 
  • Manage specific activities of the company’s property supply chain (professional real estate advisors, agents, and solicitors). 
  • Build and manage strong relationships with project managers and their teams by providing reliable, accurate and professionally-sound property advice. 

To be successful you’ll need 

  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with previous experience of landlord and tenant transactions and property management.
  • Evidence of successfully delivering Estates projects to time 
  • Ability to assimilate and convey complex and challenging information to a variety of audiences 
  • Exposure to different types of industries and sectors within surveying 
  • Influencing and negotiation skills 

A bit about us

The National Highways estate is complex, spanning a huge variety of property types, from  corporate offices to operational depots, outstations and control centres through to managed farmland and houses. Our division is responsible for all manner of property matters for this estate, ranging from acquiring sites and buildings for our occupation all the way through to the disposal of surplus land obtained as part of a scheme.

As part of the Finance and Business Services directorate, we work closely across the business to ensure the estate reflects the current needs of the company and our people.

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number #5235. 

About Us

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home.

We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we’re open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. 

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
  • Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable)

And finally 

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