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Title Senior Property Advisor
Ref HE/3635
Directorate Major Projects
Preferred Location Bedford or Guildford
Salary £47,304 - £64,800
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 30 Mar 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new government company charged with driving forward our motorways and major A roads. Building on the successful 21 year heritage of the Highways Agency, we maintain and enhance the most important communications network in the country, the Strategic Roads Network. A network valued at just over £104 billion, which carries approximately one-third of all road traffic in England and nearly two-thirds of all heavy freight traffic.

We are responsible for modernising and maintaining the highways, running the network and keeping traffic moving. Over recent years investment in our highways has increased. This has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However even more is planned to be done.

Our vision is to be the world’s leading road operator which means that we need to become a high performing organisation. It's an exciting time to start a Highways England career. With £11 billion to invest in major road improvements over the next 5 years, there’s an opportunity for you to be part of something special.

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Job Description

Highways England are currently recruiting a talented Senior Property Advisor based in our Bedford or Guildford office.

Role Purpose:

  • Senior Property Advisor you will provide advice to Highways England other directorates, project managers and their teams to help deliver the Road Investment Strategy schemes; from scheme inception to scheme completion.
  • You will manage performance of the Property Acquisition Team and Highway England’s property supply chain. 
  • You will To lead and direct the property acquisition team and promote the services of the property acquisition team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing reliable, accurate and professionally sound property advice to project managers on delivery of their schemes.
  • Build and manage a regional team to deal effectively with project support and individual case management.
  • Give clear leadership and direction on all property matters.
  • Manage the performance of the property supply chain, valuers (surveyors) and solicitors.
  • Attending public consultations and providing advice.
  • Managing complex cases.
  • Drive improvements in health and safety performance ensuring effective practice is promulgated to staff and carry out any tasks identified to the post in the Level 2 and relevant 2a Organisational Health & Safety RACI charts.                                                       

You will have:

  • Knowledge or experience of working in a property/land environment or compulsory purchase environment.                                                                      
  • Experience of contract/supplier management at a leadership level.                                   
  • Evidence of successfully engaging with internal colleagues and external clients.  
  • Experience of leading people successfully, enhancing their capability and focussing on effectiveness.

Highways England aims to provide a modern flexible working environment. We are committed to creating a more diverse workforce, managed in an inclusive and trust based way. Be part of the future of our company. In return, we offer some excellent rewards including 26 days holiday, increasing by 1 day per completed year up to a maximum of 31 day and 8 days public holiday, childcare vouchers and access to a Competitive defined contribution pension scheme.

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all required skills, experience and qualifications as outlined above are clearly demonstrated within your CV.

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received.  Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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