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Estates Senior Surveyor

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
Swansea, Nottingham, Bristol or Newcastle
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Specialist area
Building services (general)
Consultant, Engineer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Ref: 279195

Salary: £39,428

Location: For this role you will be attached to one of our core locations in Swansea, Nottingham, Bristol or Newcastle, where presence at one of these sites will form part of the working arrangements agreed with you. We operate a hybrid working model that allows you to work between home and office locations, giving you greater flexibility about where and when you work.

Closing date: 11:55 pm on Tuesday 13 June 2023.

Job summary

We pride ourselves as being an employer of choice and welcome and encourage applications from everyone, such as ethnic minorities, women, disabled people and those who identify as LGBT+.

To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace and making DVSA a great place to work visit our Careers website.

Are you an experienced surveyor?

Can you encourage others to work collaboratively towards common goals and high quality outcomes for our colleagues and customers?

Are you confident in communicating in a straightforward, honest and engaging manner with stakeholders who may have a diversity of interests and needs?

If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Job description

As an Estates Senior Surveyor, you will lead a small team providing Building Surveying and Project Management duties, to support and deliver a Capital Works and maintenance projects. This will include taking a project brief at inception and managing all surveying and construction related processes through to completion. You will provide advice and guidance to your Property Investment colleagues and work collaboratively within our wider Estates team of Government Property professionals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contract Management of Service Providers, including delegated NEC Service/Project Manager duties
  • Stakeholder engagement, co-ordination and the providing of advice and guidance to Property Investment and liaison with other estate sections
  • Project Business case drafting and presentation to appropriate governing committees
  • Proactive engagement with project stakeholders and other DVSA service partners to ensure that projects reflect requirements and deliver fit-for-purpose outcomes.

Additional Information

There will be occasional travel required with this role to other DVSA locations, including overnight stays.

About Us

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) helps keep Britain moving, safely and sustainably.

We do this by helping people through a lifetime of safe and sustainable journeys, helping them keep their vehicles safe to drive, and protecting them from unsafe drivers and vehicles.

We’re working hard to:

  • Make roads safer
  • Improve services for our customers
  • Make road transport greener and healthier
  • Harness the potential of technology and data
  • Grow and level up the economy.

We’re committed to giving all our colleagues purpose, professionalism and pride in what we do. We work in supportive, diverse and inclusive teams where everyone is valued. You can grow, develop and progress, and make a real difference to society.

Further Information

For more information about how we hire, and for useful tips on submitting your application for this role, visit the How we hire page of our DfT Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Recruitment in detail page of the DfT Careers website. You will find detailed information about the entire recruitment process and what to expect when applying for a role in the Civil Service. Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers Website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.


Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard checks.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction.

Contact point for applicants

Joanne Lucas,

Recruitment team,

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email:

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission.

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