Chief Surveyor - New Homes

29 Apr 2022
27 May 2022
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time
Chief Surveyor

Newcastle upon Tyne

New Build Housing developer

Howells are currently recruiting for one of the country's most successful Housing Developers who are looking to recruit an organised and driven Chief Surveyor for their North East office. They are a multi awarded winning business with a reputation for providing fantastic training, development and progression.

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost–effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

Chief Surveyor Key Duties:

Manage the work of the Surveying team and take responsibility for achieving targets in relation to: accurate build cost assessments of acquired land acquisitions; budget control throughout development; cost overruns within tolerance levels; and ensuring sites accord with Group procedures
Accurately cost and prepare budgets for each aspect of site development
Contribute to the conceptual designs/options for the determination of site values
Identify and procure sub–contractors, using Group Tender procedures where appropriate, and the procurement of goods and materials
Implement a payments system for the payment of sub–contractors and the supply of goods and materials in line with Group policy and procedures
Support the Commercial Director in ensuring that the Commercial team are fully resourced and well–directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities, and are provided with full support in achieving these, in terms of communication, training and development, and the organisation of the department's workload
Report appropriately to the Commercial Director in a standardised format and schedule
Ensure compliance with Group IT systems
Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and proceduresChief Surveyor Salary and Benefits:

You will be working for a modern, forward–thinking business; that believes the strengths, skills and personalities of their people are the key to the groups success. This is a full time, permanent role for which you will receive a competitive salary and bonus scheme as well as role dependant additional benefits below:

Company Car or Cash Allowance
Annual Health Assessment
Private Medical Insurance – Single Cover
26 days holiday rising to 29 with long service
Choice of Flexible Benefits
Enhanced Family Friendly PoliciesTo be considered for this Chief Surveyor role, please apply and we will contact you as soon as possible.


If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV. Alternatively contact us on (phone number removed).

Howells Solutions are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Howells Solutions acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies

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