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Senior Surveyor (Team Leader)

Northern Powergrid
North East, Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
£47,064 - £52,769
Closing date
16 Jan 2022
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior (Wayleave) Surveyor to join our Wayleave Management Team within the Field Operations, reporting directly to the Wayleave Manager

At Northern Powergrid, our vision is to be the best energy company in serving our 3.9 million customers, whilst delivering a sustainable energy solution. As a dedicated Senior (Wayleave) Surveyor you will be an integral part of this team and be accountable for the day to day management of a team of Wayleave Officers acquiring all necessary consents. You will need to build effective working relationships across both internal and external stakeholders, and have a good working knowledge of electricity land rights.

We’re excited to hear from dedicated individuals who have excellent communication, organisational and people skills and have a desire to succeed.

Roles & Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for supervising a team of Wayleave Surveyors (including Contract staff) which shall include work load allocation, priority setting, performance management and absence management. You will proactively train, mentor and develop your team and identify any skill gaps.

You will be required to ensure that minimum standards are maintained and that your team adhere to statutory and policy requirements, whilst supporting them with difficult or challenging situations or cases.

You will report directly to the Wayleave Manager, and be accountable for maintaining an adequate level of resource across all work streams and be proactive in forward planning and contingency planning for changes to working patterns. You will be responsible for the efficient delivery of a pipeline of work for our construction teams.

Key personal requirements of the role:

  • At least 5 years surveying experience
  • Personable, presentable with a good attitude towards work
  • Proficient negotiation and influencing skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of project or programme management
  • Excellent spoken & written communication skills
  • Customer Service orientated

Essential Qualifications and Experience

•  Full clean driving license

•  Minimum of 3 A – Levels or equivalent qualifications

•  Excellent IT skills

•  3 years experience in Wayleaves, Valuation, Surveying or related subject

•  3 years experience in Customer Service environment

•   Excellent organisational & communication skills 

Desirable Qualifications and Experience


•   Degree

•    Experience in Project or programme management

•            Experience in People management

•            Electrical Engineering qualification


Band A+, subject to competencies


£47,064 - £52,769



Powering our Lives...

We're the people who manage the electricity network that powers everyday life for more than 8 million people.

We keep the lights on, kettles boiling and mobile phones charging across 3.9 million homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Put simply, we make sure the electricity you buy from your chosen energy supplier gets to you safely, whenever you need it. And, if your power ever gets interrupted, for whatever reason, be it severe weather or emergency maintenance, we’ll be there to fix it - giving 100% day and night, rain and shine, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Delivering safe, reliable electricity is at the heart of what we do and we're proud to play an essential role in powering everyday life for the customers, homes, businesses and economies we serve.

In an evolving energy industry, we also have a key role in creating and managing future energy systems that increasingly interact with our customers and smart and low carbon technologies.  That why we're innovating and investing today  so we're ready for the demands of tomorrow.

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0800 011 3332
United Kingdom
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