Position: Estate Surveyor
Salary: Car/Cash Allowance and Annual Bonus
Ref: 521659_1578300550
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 06/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading, Buckinghamshire

Salary: Up to £54,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus + car

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Our Group Change team are responsible for delivering large, complex, strategic transformational change across SSE. We work hard to help the business implement and embed sustainable change, to ensure a focus on continuous improvement, driving efficiencies and achieving key objectives.

What is the Role?

As an Estates Surveyor within SSE's Southern Property Services Team, you will be responsible for the management of a mixed portfolio of freehold and leasehold property interests on behalf of the SSE business segments. This will involve providing SSE stakeholders, including senior managers and external third parties, with a professional advisory covering all aspects of Corporate Real Estate operations.

The role will require you to acquire leasehold and freehold property, dispose of surplus assets and manage a varied portfolio consisting of industrial and office properties in line with SSE's property strategy to deliver continuous improvement in performance. Additionally, your responsibilities will extend to negotiating with landlords and tenants on lease renewals, rent reviews and dealing with business rates. You will also manage the Property Services revenue and capex expenditure, working with finance colleagues to deliver budget compliance.

What do I need?

You must have a good understanding of Corporate Real Estate and have the ability to contribute to a small team to achieve set performance objectives. Previous experience of financial management and achieving targets is key to being successful in this role.

Ideally, you will be a full member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Commercial Property, Valuation or Planning & Development) although consideration will be given if you are close to qualifying. You should have a relevant associated degree and a minimum of two years post qualification experience. Previous experience of managing complex land and property transactions with multi-use/multi-occupancy issues is vital, as well possessing excellent negotiation skills and the ability to deal with conflict.

You should be familiar with commercial property data bases and Microsoft software packages including Office 365.

The job role will require extensive travel in Southern/South-Western England, Wales and occasional travel to Scotland. An ability to work under your own initiative, and prioritise and manage changing workloads is essential for this role.

Our Benefits

We are committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch SSE.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it.

Job Benefits:

Car/Cash Allowance and Annual Bonus