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Estates Surveyor

Environment Agency
Worthing, Peterborough, Ipswich, Reading or Pevensey
£44,385 per annum and a generous benefits package
Closing date
29 May 2024

Job Details

The role

If you’re part of the Environment Agency, you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment and tackling issues of national importance. We’re based across England, and our responsibilities span industry regulation, flood defences, land contamination, water quality, fisheries and conservation.

Such broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams. Together, we’ll promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change and secure a better future for everyone.

As an Estates Surveyor, you’ll be involved in a wide variety of surveying work as you provide professional property expertise across all aspects of our business. As the property specialist, you’ll work collaboratively within project teams as you help to deliver a nationwide £5.2 billion programme of capital flood defence work that will protect 336,000 households from risk. You’ll be involved at all stages of project delivery from feasibility through to completion. Your expertise will also be applied to the management of a diverse land and property portfolio (extending to 25000ha), including commercial and rural property management, valuation and dealing with landlord and tenant issues.

But your work won’t stop here – as a confident negotiator, you’ll represent our interests with a broad customer and client base in estate management. And with an up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and best practice, you’ll provide strong technical guidance and support to other members of your team on surveying matters. We’ll also support you to develop both personally and professionally.


About you

Please read the Additional Information pack for the full essential and desirable criteria required for this role. Below states the qualifications/memberships and experience required:

  1. you'll be a fellow of the CAAV (FAAV)
  2. qualified as a chartered surveyor (MRICS/FRICS) ideally in Land and Resources, Commercial or Rural. However, we would consider other pathways, if you feel the pathway you have followed would be suitable for this role. Please note. We will accept your application if you have submitted your APC and expect to pass within the next three months.


About us

The Estates service extends to 125 people, offering professional support for Environment Agency land, property, compensation and valuation matters. We are core to the delivery of the Agency's £5.2 billion capital programme to better protect 336,000 homes. Our experienced teams specialise in negotiating access, dealing with compensation claims from land and property owners where they have suffered loss as a consequence of our work.

We also manage the Agency's landholdings, which extends to 26,000 hectares.


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 career average salary pension scheme (currently 19% contributions from us);
  • holiday allowance linked 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 and we’ll put a formal development plan in place for you and help you to identify and address any skills gaps. 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.


For more information

We will hold an open MS Teams call on Monday 20th May at 13:00 to discuss this role in more detail. Please download the additional information pack for more information on this call and about this role.

A full UK driving licence is essential to travel to sites and offices across our hubs, some of which are inaccessible by public transport. You'll be provided with a vehicle to carry out this work if required.

The competencies we will assess are ‘Achieves Results’, ‘Focuses on Customers and Partners’ and ‘Communicates Effectively’. Learn more about these competencies here:

If you have any further enquiries about this role, please email

Interviews are expected to take place via MS Teams on Tuesday 18th June 2024.


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