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Development Surveyor / Manager

  • Sector: Land & Planning, Development
  • Location: Leeds
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 + Bonus

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Job description

An exciting opportunity to join a leading mixed-use property developer based in Leeds, Yorkshire. 
You will work alongside Senior Managers and will be expected to undertake the responsibilities listed below:

Wide range of financial analysis, understanding of development costs and formulating development appraisals
Work with the Development team to identify and source new opportunities
Support with due diligence for acquisitions and sales
Develop and maintain relationships with agents in order to source opportunities
Proactively manage and investigate general enquires from landowners/ agents
Negotiate and secure new land deals, seek legal advice and oversee the process to completion
Appointing and briefing consultants
Assisting with the production of investor reports
Enhance and build on the companies relationships with landowners and local authorities
Represent the company as a strong presence in the property market, promoting us an active and professional developer with a long-term           commitment
Working closely with the Senior Managers Directors, internal teams and other third-party stakeholders

Personal Attributes

Personable – willingness to understand and meet the needs of both internal and external clients in order to build and maintain positive relationships.
Team Working – a willingness to ‘muck in’ and work co-operatively with others, quickly builds the trust of others; builds rapport and relationships
Communication and Influence – communicates effectively both verbally and in writing
Personal Management - prioritises tasks effectively in order to deliver to agreed deadlines, keeping others informed and manage your own time effectively, including  
Commitment to Excellence – use your initiative, adapt positively to change and be proactive in finding solutions to issues.  Focus on delivering quality work at all times


Excellent communication skills
Keen interest/knowledge of the UK development system
Ability to work on your own initiative
Enthusiasm, hungry for success and passionate about the sector
Driven and motivated to achieve results
Ability to work autonomously and independently from the rest of the team
Must be willing to / able to travel

You will ideally have the following: 

Property/planning related degree or master’s degree and or a geography degree having attained or working towards professional qualification (MRICS or MRTPI)
A minimum of 2 years’ post qualifying / relevant work experience in land acquisition and sales and/or managing large and complex planning applications either in a planning 
        agency, consultancy or developer role

Ability to demonstrate, understand and apply company core values. These are embedded in all our roles and you must be able to evidence your values as part of the application process.

Committed – we are always committed to our customers and the delivery of results.  We stay involved and are interested in all of our developments.  You are committed to delivery results and doing the best for our customers. 

Responsibility – We always act responsibly. We consider our customers, colleagues, the local community and the environment.  I am wholly responsible for my role and will always act responsibly.  I do not blame others and always will be responsible for my actions.

Resilience – We are in it for the long run.  We continually evolve and innovate; adapting to the market and customer needs.  We don’t give up but can change direction when things are not working out.  I am happy with a change of direction in my role and enjoy a challenge.

Determined – We are determined to continuously improve.  We show persistence to deliver results for our customers, communities, colleagues and investors.  I am determined to deliver results and continuously improve.  I understand the importance of our customers in achieving those results.

Please contact Mike Hardy at

TDM Recruitment Group is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

TDM Recruitment Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.