Commercial Property Surveyor

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initial 3 months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate From £40.00 to £50.00 per hour

About the job:

We are currently working alongside Cambridgeshire County Council who are looking for a Principal Surveyor to join the team on an initial 3 month basis. The overall purpose of the role is to deliver a range of estate management case work requiring professional input, for Cambridgeshire County Council’s Strategic Assets team.

The role will be based all over Cambridgeshire, so you will be expected to travel between sites across the county when required.

  • Be responsible for the delivery of a case load including operational Urban property management and transactions, to represent Cambridgeshire County Council within internal and external environments in respect of operational property matters.
  • Provide good quality professional advice to Strategic Assets’ customers on estate management and valuation matters, and to advise colleagues on professional and technical issues.
  • Contribute to the delivery of budgets on target, including the delivery of any agreed savings and efficiencies targets.
  • Deliver property disposals within appropriate timescales and in line with best value requirements, which contribute to the delivery of annual capital receipts targets.
  • Implement processes and initiatives to develop and maintain a cohesive and consistent Strategic Assets function.
  • Contribute to partnership working with internal and external stakeholders, and implement improvements in cross-cutting working relationships.
  • Undertake negotiations in high value and complex technical property issues on behalf of customers and shareholder, providing high quality and professional advice to enable good decision-making
  • The ability to establish good rapport and open and honest relationships with customers, from the public, partner organisations, senior officers and Members.
  • Ability to identify and implement innovative and creative solutions to problems and plans to create and deliver associated outcomes.
  • Positive attitude to change in the organisation and a willingness to promote and adopt new ideas and ways of working.
  • Capable of expressing information, concepts and ideas both orally and in writing in a logical, well structured, timely, accurate and meaningful form to recipients.
  • Ability to travel around sites in the County including rural areas where public transport provision is limited.
  • Ability to develop constructive relationships with stakeholders, partners, consultants, colleagues and others within and outside the organisation, and to influence and persuade others to ensure that desired outcomes are met.
  • Education to degree level – estate management or similar
  • Up to date of knowledge of Property and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro
    rata (including bank holidays).
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from
  •  3% pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  •  Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications


Cambridgeshire is an exciting place to live and work and is at the forefront of economic growth in the south east. Vacancies have arisen for a number of proactive property professionals with a “can do attitude”.

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