Estates Surveyor

Environment Agency
Closing date
11 Nov 2020
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Estates Surveyor

Starting salary £35,577 per annum and a generous benefits package

Full time, permanent vacancy based in Worthing and surrounding areas

The role

As an Estates Surveyor you will be an integral part of the Estates Service working directly with our Project Support Officers, Team Leaders, Assistant Estates Surveyors and Senior Estates Surveyors.  You will be involved in a wide variety of surveying work:  keeping your days varied and interesting whilst building your knowledge and experience. There will be opportunities for you to develop yourself further as you get involved in some large construction projects where you will be given the opportunity to use your influencing skills and depending on your skill and experience could even manage them.  You will also be involved in wide range of work including our national flood risk programme, looking after various operational projects, managing a diverse land portfolio and getting involved in the acquisition and compensation programme for major capital works.  You will be have the opportunity to mentor other team members, particularly those progressing towards full RICS membership.

With a focus on our customers, this role will involve regular travel around your work area including some remote locations and local and national travel.  A full and valid driving licence is essential.  You will be provided with a vehicle to carry out this work if required.

About you

You will hold an appropriate RICS qualification (including AssocRICS), and have relevant land and property experience with a proven track record of delivering results in an operational environment.  Your experience will include managing a diverse land and property portfolio, including property management, valuation and dealing with landlord and tenant issues to provide sustainable use and deliver best practice.  With a good understanding of planning, property and compensation legislation and ideally compulsory purchase procedures, you’ll be able to provide advice on land and compensation matters to minimise project risk and compensation liabilities.  As a confident negotiator, you will be able to secure access and appropriate interests, along with settling compensation claims.  With up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and best practice, you’ll be able to support other members of your team and provide advice on surveying matters.  A credible and enthusiastic communicator with good networking skills, you will build strong networks and influence a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders for the effective resolution of issues. 

About us

We operate at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives. We reduce the risks to people and properties from flooding; make sure there is enough water for people and wildlife; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply the environmental standards within which industry can operate. From regulating major industry to improving water quality, from reducing pollution incidents to the regulation of waste management activities, it’s our job to create a better place for people and wildlife.

The Estates Service 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.

The rewards    

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment, you can look forward to a competitive package with a range of benefits. These include:

  • a generous final salary pension scheme (currently 19% contributions from us);
  • holiday allowance related to grade and length of service, rising from 27 days to 30 days per year, plus 8 statutory public and bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time employees);
  • generous enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes;
  • a range of flexible working options including flexi-time; these depend on business needs, but our aim is to help you achieve a positive work-life balance.

We will support your continued personal and professional development too: we’ll put a formal development plan in place for you and help you to identify and address any skills gaps.

For more information about this role, the Estates team and the Environment Agency you can download the candidate information pack.  If you have any further enquiries about this role please email

The closing date for applications is 11 November 2020, and we expect to be holding interviews in early December.

We are committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working patterns, including job share. Please highlight any information regarding preferred flexible working arrangements on your application.

Diversity: it’s in our nature

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