Network Rail
Starting at £41,711 with progression to £46,925 with London allowance 
Closing date
11 Dec 2022
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Location: London, GB          

Role Type:  Full Time Permanent

Location: London, Stratford

Closing date: 11th November 2022

Salary: Starting at £41,711 with progression to £46,925 with London allowance 

About Network Rail:

Network Rail has played a key role in keeping the country moving during the coronavirus pandemic – and we will play an equally important part in rebuilding from it.

We get people where they need to be, whether they are commuting to work, visiting friends or family, or going for a night out.

We make millions of lives better every day and have a vital job in driving the economy and prosperity of the nation!

Over the coming years we will be building and improving crucial rail links between the country’s biggest cities, making our services faster, more comfortable and more reliable for the people who rely on us.

We’re also changing our organisation to put the passenger at the heart of everything we do, to make our people even prouder to work for us and to be recognised as a true leader in our industry.

In joining Network Rail, you’re not only joining an organisation with a vital role to play for the country, but also a team of more than 40,000 people, and a business dedicated to being one of Britain’s best employers.

Network Rail is one of the largest land and property owners in the country. The Property team is responsible for generating sustainable income which is used to improve the railway for our passengers, and freight customers.

Property is at the heart of delivering Network Rails ambitions for the railway: “to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient railway fit for the 21st century” with our portfolio covering station retailing, commercial estate and freight with commercial developments, some at stations and on surplus land. Property advice is also provided on land strategy, town planning and in relation to infrastructure projects.

This will be achieved by having an outstanding property team to creatively craft the planning and delivery process, focussing on our strategy for land use.

The Development team’s role is to provide high quality professional property services to support the railway. This will include:

advising on strategies for all industry land requirements in station regeneration projects and the sale and purchase of land to facilitate such projects. This is in conjunction with third party landowners, developers, and Councils

the creation and implementation of Estates Strategies to support the provision of the accommodation required for the maintenance of the railway

adding value to surplus land by developing, up to pre app stage, schemes on surplus land prior to sale for capital return   

Brief Description            

Contribute to and support the strategy for Network Rails Eastern Region development portfolio. Establish and run projects and contribute to existing schemes. Implement different approaches to site development to ensure Network Rail achieves the best potential in terms of station enhancements, housing numbers and site value from development led disposals.

The role will be based in Stratford, London with travel throughout the region.

About the role (External)            

Some Key Accountabilities of the role:  

  • Establish and run projects and contribute to existing schemes. Implement different approaches to site development to ensure Network Rail achieves the best potential in terms of station enhancements, housing numbers, economic growth and site value from development led disposals.
  • Assisting in site marketing and developer/purchaser selection process, with the objective of identifying the most suitable viable approach to deliver the objectives of the residential/commercial development strategy
  • Undertake discussions and negotiations with internal and external partners relating to development schemes and through these, facilitate the successful completion of the required approvals
  • Instruct legal advisors to prepare relevant documents required for developments and disposals including contracts, land transfers and development agreements.
  • Provide support on larger projects
  • Act as case surveyor for a portfolio of smaller scheme from start to finish
  • Demonstrate high level of project management skills by achieving key project achievements in accordance with the approved programme  
  •  Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal colleagues, consultants and external bodies to ensure an efficient and    effective delivery of projects.
  • Delivery of financial targets in line with forecasts and feeding into forecast for both cashflow and capital receipts with maximum accuracy         

Essential Criteria:

  • Good negotiating skills
  • Positive and proactive teammate
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Some experience of development and/or disposal projects
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

Desirable Criteria:

  • MRICS/FRICS qualified
  • Understanding of the rail industry and rail legislation
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplined Infrastructure Project teams
  • Full Driving Licence

How to apply (External)

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor.

We are a Disability Confident Leader employer! We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We positively embrace flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work with their family and home life.

Network Rail Benefits – To find out about what benefits we offer, click here

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. You should be able to demonstrate your personal commitment to safety and awareness of our safety vision.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).


Our vision is a better railway for a better Britain

We aim to deliver a railway that is safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before, to help build a thriving, sustainable economy.   

Britain’s railway does more than transport passengers and goods. It brings people and businesses closer together, which creates new jobs, opens up new markets and stimulates economic growth. We want to provide the best possible service to everyone who relies on the railway – passengers, train operating companies and businesses nationwide. Rail is vital to Britain's future.

More to us than meets the eye

There’s more to our organisation than you might have imagined. Although rail is a huge part of our business, we’re also one of the largest land and property owners in the UK. We manage a huge property portfolio that includes 18 of the biggest stations in Britain, the retail outlets inside them, and the small businesses that live under their arches. Sales at some of our stations have even been outperforming the high street.

We’re also behind some of the biggest, most innovative projects in the country – from the world’s largest solar bridge at Blackfriars through to electrification and HS2. Pioneers in advanced technology, our technical team invented the use of HD cameras to identify track wear-and-tear more efficiently. We’re also responsible for the 17,000km-long fibre optic network that powers our trackside signals, telephones and electrical systems. We do all this whilst maintaining safety as our number one priority.

Our rail network is the fastest growing and safest in Europe. But we still have work to do to create a railway fit for 21st century Britain. We’re investing more than £25bn in developing our infrastructure so that we can deliver more services and better journeys. This is the largest programme of sustained investment in the railway that Britain has ever seen, presenting an abundance of opportunities for ambitious and enthusiastic people like you to make an impact.

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