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Estates Surveyor

Scottish Water
Scotland / Flexible
£35,384 - £47,924
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Land, Property
Contract Type
Estates Management, Property Management
Chartered Surveyor, FRICS, MRICS
Business Type
Public Sector

Together we are Trusted to Serve Scotland.

It’s not every job where you make a difference for the people of Scotland. But it’s what’s behind every job here.

Our work keeps Scotland’s water flowing, from reservoir to tap – and from sewer to treatment plant.

Do your bit by joining our Land and Estates Team as an Estates Surveyor for the East of Scotland.


What you’ll do

As a highly experienced Estates Surveyor at Scottish Water, you'd be the go-to expert, providing professional property advice to our capital program teams. You’ll be handling acquisitions and statutory claims, and it's all about ensuring the land side of our important projects in Scotland go smoothly.

You will be involved in projects that may include everything from upgrading existing sites and pipelines to creating brand-new ones, often in some spectacular, wild and challenging spots.

You will make sure land entry and purchases for projects in your area are delivered at pace. Plus, you'll be part of talented multi-disciplinary teams, working hand in hand to get things done.


What you’ll need
First off, you will have plenty of experience, the right qualifications, and you're a people person through and through.

You will have strong stakeholder skills because you'll be communicating with our internal and external stakeholders, community groups, and external customers. You're all about team spirit, ready to dive into the action with a large multi-disciplinary department.

You have an appetite for knowledge and love to take the initiative and you're IT-savvy with solid maths skills.

You will have an MRICS or FRICS qualification in either the infrastructure, rural or valuation sectors, or will be working on your APC towards achieving that in the foreseeable future.


Looking out for you 

While the work we do is important, we know it’s not the only thing that matters. That’s why we make sure you have everything you need to find a good work-life balance.  

You’ll get plenty of time to recharge with 38 days of holiday every year (including public holidays). And you can even buy five more if you need a little extra time. You can also take paid time off to volunteer in your community.   

When it comes to major life events we have family-friendly policies around adoption, maternity, and parental leave. And for the everyday? We embrace flexible working.   

For your future, there’s our defined benefits pension (the ‘know-what-you’ll-get-when-you-retire’ kind), as well as life assurance. 

As for some nice extras? You can expect an annual company bonus. Not to mention access to SW Splash – handy rewards that can save you money on holidays, bills, and shopping.  


The not-so-small print  

The salary range for this role is £35,384 - £47,924 depending on skills and experience. Ideally the office base will be Dundee, Aberdeen, Perth or Stirling but with offices across Scotland we are prepared to consider other options including Edinburgh, Glasgow or even Inverness for the right person.  

If you’re interested in this role – or know someone else who might be - the updates closing date for applications is midnight on the 22nd of February 2024.

Job offers at Scottish Water are conditional, and will be confirmed on completion of our pre-employment screening, e.g. referencing, criminal record checks, license checks, etc. These checks are conducted on our behalf by a third party. Don’t worry - we’ll ask your permission before starting these checks.    

A few final things worth knowing…

Research shows that some people avoid applying for jobs unless they can meet every single criteria. If you’re interested in this job, but don’t tick all the boxes, apply anyway! We hardly ever hire people who can do every part of a job from Day One. Everyone has a learning curve. So don’t rule yourself out!

Let us know if there are any changes we can make to our recruitment process to help you perform at your best. Lots of our people have disabilities or neurodiverse conditions (including some of our recruiters!). We're also aware that some people might be experiencing temporary challenges because of life events, like menopause. We’re very used to making adjustments, so please don’t be afraid to ask.

As part of our commitment to developing a flourishing Scotland, it’s important that all our employees are Scottish taxpayers. If you join us, your home address will need to be in Scotland. If you don’t already live here, you'll need to commit to moving here within your first three months.

Finally (finally!), candidates who haven’t submitted an application in the last 12 months will have their records removed from our recruitment database. You won’t need to do anything. Your data will be automatically deleted. 
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