Estates Surveyor

Exeter 45K - 55K Permanent

Job Reference: BBBH9774_1711562245

Position: Estates Surveyor

Salary: Up to £55,000 + benefits

Location: Exeter or Bristol, some flexible hybrid available

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated Estates Surveyors to join a dynamic team. The Estates team leads on acquisition of rights required for capital projects or operational needs, you will play a crucial role in providing expert advice on all land and property matters across the organisation.

There is an ambitious business plan, you will be actively involved in a range of projects, from small-scale to high-profile multi million pound schemes. This includes working on multi-kilometer pipelines, new water treatment works, site expansions, and the development of new reservoirs, among other endeavours. The Estates team work proactively to help implement and achieve those targets.

About you:

  • You will have a Land and/or Property Management related degree and be a qualified

Chartered Surveyor (FRICS or MRICS) in either Rural, Commercial or Valuation Practice.

We will also consider a professional or AssocRICS membership of RICS, CAAV or

Qualified Project Manager working towards a relevant professional qualification.

  • You will have experience in dealing with consent and access issues together with a

broad understanding of the legislation and regulations affecting the water industry and

other statutory instruments and legislation.

  • You will be proficient in negotiation and influencing skills and you must be able to

demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with customers, landowners, and

Local Authorities, as well as statutory consultees, objectors, and other authorities and

be able to deal with conflict.

  • Ability to work under your own initiative and prioritise and manage changing workloads

is essential for this role and competent using a range of computer programs as well as

property management and GIS systems.

  • A proven track record of working within or for a large company or similar utility

industries, negotiating, and settling complex compensation claims and acquiring land

for capital scheme purposes.

  • An understanding of the statutes, statutory instruments, case law and government

guidance in respect of the statutory compensation code and compulsory purchase


About the role:

  • Provide professional advice and guidance on all aspects of land and property matters

  • Collaborate with colleagues, Contractors as well as internal and external stakeholders

to achieve the business objectives

  • Issuing Statutory Notices and Land referencing

  • Preparing valuations and budgets

  • Negotiating compensation claims and Business Loss of Profit claims

  • Working to acquiring land, whether leasehold or freeholdon behalf of the business

  • Liaising with our landowners and consulting with them on a range of different topics

  • Agreeing and advising on accommodation and reinstatement works

  • Providing advice on pipe route and site selection, arranging Magistrates Warrants of

Entry, Upper Tribunal (Lands chamber) referrals, CPO and DCO projects

  • Representing the Company at meetings with key stakeholders

  • Assisting with the training and supervision of Surveyors working towards their APC,

together with other aspects in the Property department as required.

To find out more about this role please contact Oli Coote on +44 (0)7897 069768

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