Vacancy Title
Development Surveyor
Business Unit, Department & Location
S & D Consultancy
Overall Purpose of Job

GVA is a leading property consultant providing a comprehensive range of property solutions to UK and international owners, occupiers, investors, lenders and developers. Our teams work together to provide a full range of property-related services including agency, planning and urban regeneration, development, building consultancy, investment, property management, project management, valuation, business rates, lease renewals and rent reviews.   We have one of the strongest regional networks in the property sector providing a national outlook combined with a local service delivery and our consultancy approach allows us to create innovative and far reaching solutions for clients that provide a real difference.   Our values are an important part of building our identity. They create a sense of shared identity and bring all of our teams together. They define what we stand for and how we do things, helping us all to develop strong teamwork. GVA values putting Clients First, Trust: acting with integrity and respect, taking pride in everything we do, Innovation and Growth: supporting employees to reach their full potential.

Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

The position is within the Development team within the Planning, Development and Regeneration business unit.   The Development team provides development consulting and certain agency related advice in connection with a wide range of development projects across, primarily the residential and retail sectors. Projects are frequently large and complex in their nature, and invariably require cross-consultancy support from within PDR (including GVA Financial Consulting, Regeneration and Spatial Planning, Compulsory Purchase and Planning) and across GVA more widely.    The vast majority of the team’s clients are public sector, principally local government or government agencies, although an increasing share of work is sourced from private sector clients looking to undertake development projects in partnership with the public sector.   The team is widely considered in the market as being one of the top two London-based advisors to the public sector on major development projects.    The role requires a qualified surveyor with experience of development appraisal, development advisory, acquisition and disposal work, and ideally legal agreements and OJEU partner procurement processes.   Working as part of this highly regarded team, you will principally take responsibility supporting Seniors and Associates to deliver projects by: 

 Undertaking physical and financial appraisals of mixed-tenure and mixed-use development sites;  
Market research and advisory;      
Working with financial analysts, inputting into and appraising financial models; ·        Advising Local Authorities, developers and landowners on affordable housing and S106 viability issues;    
Assisting with OJEU partner procurement processes on major residential-led mixed-use projects;    
Assist in preparing formal reports and valuations endorsing the terms of sale/purchase; ·Liaison with Local Authorities, developers and private landowners; and ·       
Co-ordinating sub-consultants in the provision of technical survey and consultancy advice to support residential-led mixed-use projects.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will be a Chartered Surveyor.
They must possess and/or be able to demonstrate:         
Personal drive and ambition;
Good written and verbal communication skills;       
Good presentation skills;      
Numerate and analytical;
Experience of residual appraisals and cashflows;       
Knowledge of affordable housing;  
An eye for business development; and   
Ideally will be a RICS Registered Valuer.

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GVA is an equal opportunities employer