Development Surveyor (Client-Side)

retained client           

The Client

Kingsley is retained by a UK based Property Development Company who specialise in Residential, Student and Mixed-Use development.

Through stand-alone and mixed-use schemes and an expanding portfolio throughout the UK, the company has a growing interest in Manchester, London and Birmingham and is looking to expand on this in the years ahead.

The Position & Team

Our client is looking to appoint an experienced Development Surveyor who shall have relevant client-side property development experience of the whole development process as well as a solid network of industry contacts within such areas as commercial property agency, architecture, QS, PM, etc.

You shall be responsible for:

  • Sourcing & evaluating development sites/opportunities, conduct research and present the information to allow informed decisions to be made
  • Financial appraisal of opportunities, including scenario modelling and provide clearly written reports & analysis of development opportunities, plus new site acquisitions
  • Site/land acquisition, including relevant associated legal work
  • Progressing commercial development schemes throughout the regions
  • Working towards enhancing the value in land and property assets
  • Working with clients & occupiers throughout the feasibility, design and legal stages
  • Securing planning consents
  • Concluding all pre-construction negotiations and ensuring successful delivery throughout the construction phase
  • Work closely with funding partners during both feasibility stages and during project delivery

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • MRICS preferred, but not essential for more experienced candidates
  • Proven experience within a similar client-side role although strong consultancy candidates may also be considered, on their individual merits
  • Well-connected within the regional property arena
  • Strong knowledge of regional commercial property markets
  • Leadership/Management qualities
  • High level of IT literacy
  • Proactive, confident with excellent communication skills
  • Able to work within a team and your own initiative
  • Able to handle a number of tasks simultaneously
  • Commercially awareness with the ability to identify opportunities

Salary & Benefits: Competitive, Subject to Experience


All direct Third-Party Applications, via individuals, agencies etc., shall be forwarded to Kingsley and treated as an introduction to kingsley.