Utilities Surveyor in Bruton Knowles at Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Website Bruton Knowles

This listing is about Bruton Knowles in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Due to significant growth within our Utilities and Infrastructure business we are looking to appoint a Utilities Surveyor / Senior Land Rights Officer in the Bury St Edmunds / Cambridge area. Main duties are to undertake the Acquisition of Land/Rights in Land and carry out Compensation work including Utility and Infrastructure projects which are nationally significant. There will also be other major and minor transport, gas, water and electricity schemes where appropriate fee income is generated for the business.

Who are Bruton Knowles LLP?

Bruton Knowles LLP is an independently owned Chartered Surveying practice who provide a comprehensive range of surveying and property services. Our geographic reach covers the whole of England and Wales with clients in utilities and infrastructure, valuation, commercial, planning and development and rural.

We’ve taken on new, innovative ways of working to deliver our services and we’ve created a new strategy to target key areas of growth for the business, resulting in the launch our new Utilities and Infrastructure team, our new National Valuation Team and further development for our Rural team whilst bolstering our activity in commercial, planning and development.

Why join us?

We’re not a giant corporation with faceless, nameless individuals, neither are we a small firm offering little scope for advancement. Our company is of a size to offer stability along with agility and dynamism, career progression, openness, self-empowerment and versatility. You’ll be valued as an individual, supported and mentored by the best in the field whatever your experience level. With opportunities in multiple areas including utilities and infrastructure, valuation, commercial, rural, in both the private and public sector you will be working on projects for prestigious clients from individuals to large national organisations.

Main Responsibilities

To achieve fee income set in Performance Review albeit some of the role requires support from more experienced colleagues

To deliver a high-quality service to clients, team colleagues and other business teams as directed and to ensure that all correspondence is authorised before sending

To manage the utilisation of time for the team’s benefit and maximise efficiency

To provide appropriate assistance, technical skills and services to the team

To supervise Graduates/Trainee Land Rights Officers and their deliverables

To assist in the delivery of specific activities set – this may include on site work such as records of condition etc. and to work with high attention to detail

To keep appropriate records of current work that are required by the team and the firm and to ensure that all work is stored on the Worksite system

To maintain accurate time records on Changepoint, to targets set in Performance Review

To attend training sessions and team meetings and to maintain an appropriate schedule of training needs and achievements

To ensure that the appropriate Quality assurance and Health and Safety standards are met

To deal with all clients and members of the public professionally

To be an ambassador for Bruton Knowles both internally and externally

Person Specification

Whether from a rural or a commercial background, candidates will have suitable experience and skills to facilitate delivery of land referencing, negotiating land rights and dealing with compensation claims.

Demonstration of relevant experience in Land Rights related work within the Utilities sector is preferred, but not essential. Candidates from a rural background and/or with technical mapping skills are preferred.

The job will require someone who has a proven track record in organising their own personal workload and responsibilities, the ability to determine priorities and consistently meet deadlines, providing an effective and efficient platform for the team to operate successfully.


Formal qualification or working towards a level that is accredited by the RICS and/or qualified as a Technical or Member of the RICS is preferred but not essential.

Experience in GIS software is desirable but not essential.

Essential Criteria:

A good working knowledge of IT is essential, in particular a familiarity with and understanding of the Microsoft Office packages including MS Excel, MS Outlook and preferably good keyboard skills.

Self-starter with good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues and clients

The ability to work in an organised and methodical fashion, with a high level of attention to detail

The ability to supervise less experiences colleagues

The ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks to ensure that deadlines are met

A willingness to be part of a team and to interact with other professional staff

The ability to learn new skills and working methods and be adaptable to change

The ability to accept responsibility and, within parameters defined by the immediate performance manager, work on their own initiative

A willingness to undertake business development and take a proactive approach to work

Clean and full driving licence

Company: Bruton Knowles

Vacancy Type:  

Job Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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