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The Civils & Infrastructure Team at Ford and Stanley, are proud to be working in partnership with Network Rail, to source an Asset Engineer (Buildings) to operate out of their Leeds HQ.

The Situation

Due to a recent internal promotion, we are looking for an experienced Building Surveyor / Building Surveying professional to join Network Rail as an Asset Engineer (Buildings) within their Route Asset Management Team.  

As an Asset Engineer within Network Rail, you will be responsible for looking after their portfolio of 4000+  building related assets, including stations, offices, depots, and lineside buildings, across their Eastern region.

Some of the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • To manage key stakeholders, such as the Train Operating Companies/Station Managers. They will be responsible for liaising with them for required reactive works/maintenance requirements, arranging surveys, and acting as the main POC for all building fabric related requirements/projects.
  • Manage liaise with contractors & in house staff undertaking condition surveys and utilise survey information to recommend / action the required remedial and renewals works. This will at times require liaison with other areas of Network Rail, e.g., Works Delivery for renewals works, or the ASPRO Team, for 3rd party schemes/projects.
  • To manage the prioritisation/associated risks of Building related maintenance/renewal works and manage stakeholder expectations accordingly.
  • Provide technical, building fabric-related expertise, for internal and external stakeholders.

Working Patterns

This role will be split between 2-3 days in the office, and 2 days out on site, although there is some flexibility, allowing for some home-based working.

Our candidates will be expected to be able to manage their own workload and prioritise tasks as they see fit.

The Opportunity

As an Asset Engineer at Network Rail, no 2 days will be the same. You will have the opportunity to travel the Yorkshire region, covering a large varied portfolio of Buildings, and interacting with a wide variety of people.

You will be embedded in a very supportive team, and a business unit with a shared a vision and goal – to provide a high level of service for the 1.8 Billion passengers that travel the rail network every year. Your actions will be able to provide real, measurable benefits to local communities, including your own. Once you are fully embedded into the role, you will be able to work with a high level of autonomy, contributing to the improvement of processes and procedures within the business unit.

Network Rail is renowned for its emphasis on personal and professional development. There may be the potential to obtain a number of competencies and qualifications, like PTS, Fires Risk, Asbestos awareness. You may also have the opportunity to enter higher education, or be supported towards obtaining your Chartership, should you have the drive and ambition to do so.

What they need from you

  • HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in a relevant field, such as Building Surveying, Construction, Architecture, Structural Engineering.
  • Strong technical knowledge of buildings/buildings fabric.
  • Previous experience managing high volumes of Building Surveying contracts. Candidates from a Local Authority, Consultancy, or Building Services contractor environment would be ideal.
  • Commutable distance from Leeds HQ, happy with extensive travel, as they will be covering a large geographical area, and have a large number of assets in their portfolio.
  • High level of resilience and excellent communication skills, as they will be acting as principal point of contact for key stakeholders, such as the train operating companies/station managers.

Location, Salary & Benefits

  • Leeds, Hybrid working (2-3 days from Leeds HQ)
  • Starting salary – £43,588 – £49,000 per annum.
  • 28 days holiday, + bank holidays.
  • Highly competitive company pension (Railway Pension Scheme).
  • 75% reduction on UK rail travel (for work and leisure)
  • Reduced international rail travel.
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Contributory defined benefit pension scheme
  • Give As You Earn scheme.
  • Subsidised private medical care
  • Healthcare cash plan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme scheme
  • Access to an E-learning portal offering a wide range of free training courses.
  • 30 weeks full pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (subject to eligibility)

Relevant job titles:

Building Surveyor, Building Inspector, Construction Surveyor, Facilities Manager, Property Surveyor, Maintenance Surveyor, Structural Surveyor, Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Building Surveyor, Residential Building Surveyor, Heritage Building Surveyor, Dilapidations Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Condition Surveyor, Party Wall Surveyor, Site Inspector, Technical Surveyor, Compliance Surveyor, Environmental Surveyor, Asset Manager, Housing Surveyor, Health and Safety Surveyor, Valuation Surveyor, Estate Manager, Surveying Engineer.

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.


    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Leeds
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£43588 - £49000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Jake Benn

    Senior Recruitment Consultant