Posted Date:  24 Jul 2024
Posting End Date:  26th July 2024
Location:  West Midlands
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Asset strategy
Salary (£):  £37,029.78



Our innovation strategy is simple - We want to solve the challenges we have today as well as find answers to some of our industry’s bigger long-term challenges. Whether it's delivering water that is always good to drink, reducing waste in our processes with energy efficient technologies or improving visibility of the network, our 150+ strong team of innovators are working day in day out to make it happen. If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here.


We are seeking a dynamic Surveyor to spearhead our efforts in ensuring the timely and appropriate acquisition of land interests and rights, ultimately delivering investment for our customers.


With that in mind, we are looking for a Surveyor to support in the crucial delivery of new infrastructure and non-infrastructure capital investment for our customers.


This is a fantastic opportunity join our team at our office in Coventry with a huge breadth of exposure across multiple project types and sizes.


Do you have experience in the surveying profession? Are you RICS qualified? This is a great role to offer exposure and development within the Surveying discipline across a FTSE 100 company with a very ambitious and exciting set of investment programmes in the pipeline!


Does this sound of interest? If so, then read on.




As a Surveyor at Severn Trent your passion for devising acquisition strategies will be pivotal in driving our capital program forward. Key responsibilities include supporting the delivery of new infra and non-infra capital investment, managing impacts on third-party land, and safeguarding our interests in Compulsory Purchase Orders affecting our assets.


The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping our land acquisition strategy to meet the evolving needs of our AMP8 onwards delivery requirements. You will be responsible for developing comprehensive strategies that align with our organisational goals and objectives, ensuring efficient and effective land acquisition processes.


In addition, you will oversee the management of ongoing land acquisitions through our supply chain, intervening as necessary to address any issues and maximise opportunities. Your role will involve providing technical expertise on feasibility studies and optioneering work for capital investment projects, guiding the acquisition strategy to optimise outcomes.


For you to excel in this role, you will be accountable for proactively identifying and advising on issues and risks related to both temporary and permanent acquisitions. This includes advising on the development and utilisation of Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) policies and procedures, collaborating with key stakeholders to build robust cases when necessary.


Additionally, you will be responsible for reporting and performance management of suppliers involved in acquisitions, working closely with the Principal Surveyor and CCS to ensure alignment with organisational standards and objectives. Your expertise will also be crucial in providing risk-based technical input on land-based risks associated with capital investment delivery strategies.


To be successful in this role you will collaborate with customer and media stakeholders as needed to address escalated complaints related to acquisition activities. Your technical input and support on compulsory purchase matters affecting our land ownership and rights will be essential, including providing advice on implications and representing our interests in negotiations.


Overall, you will be instrumental in providing effective technical surveying advice relating to land interests and rights, contributing to the success of our team and business objectives.


Sounds like something you would like to do?


Read on to see if you have some of the right skills needed to succeed. 




Joining the role of Surveyor you will bring proven post MRICS qualification (or comparable) experience in land access rights and acquisitions. It would be advantageous if you have previous working experience in or with a utility provider on land access rights, acquisitions and/ or compensation management but broader general practice will also set you up for success in this role.


This role will see the use of all of your communication and stakeholder management skills as you will be working in a diverse project team (both internally, externally and third party) with engagement and influencing required across multiple areas of the business.


Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity, and a caring attitude in equal weight.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity, who help us do just that.




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:


  • Salary starting from £37,029.78
  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 per annum based on company performance)  
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)  
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate   
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’  
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers  
  • Family friendly policies  
  • Two volunteering days per year  




We can’t wait to hear from you.


Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. We’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date too - so keep an eye on your phone and emails.


And, if your curiosity has peaked and you want to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.