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Pinnacle Recruitment Ltd

We are currently recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor  leading main contractor who operate within the Civil and Highways Sectors. The Quantity Surveyor will need to present proposals to managers and clients within in the highways projects located in Berkshire. You will be expected to supervise a team to ensure that projects are completed on-time, within the allocated budget, and you will have intermittently travel within the South West Region when necessarily.
Relevant Qualifications needed;

Degree Qualified in Civil Engineering
Progressed steadily from an Engineering background
Previously worked on Highway sectors
Chartered or Working towards Chartership
Experience of managing a team of on site staff (engineers, foreman, etc)

Roles & Responsibilities:

The preparation of Valuations/Applications for Payment
The preparation of Cost Reports to the Client
The preparation and management of subcontract and material procurement schedules.
The administration of subcontractor/supplier accounts
Contract administration, including change management and maintaining associated registers.

Please only submit your CV if you are seeking a permanent position.
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Senior Land Manager/ Land Manager

Residential Developer operating and acquiring sites in London between 200 unit – 1000 unit urgently require a Senior Land Manager to join their Land Buying team.
This company have a strong reputation for bidding on and buying quality sites in London and will buy unconditionally, STP and Consented. Their appetite for acquisitions is set to increase by 200 units per annum and they are looking for an experienced individual to help them achieve this.
You will have experience of identification of sites, appraisals, layouts, putting bids together and presenting to the board, in addition to being financially astute with good planning, design and sales & marketing knowledge.
The role is very unique with the way it is set up to work with a very well connected and respected Land Director who has strategically positioned the company and acquisition strategy to win a good percentage of bids submitted and keeping the team working smart.
The board is very nimble and can authorise sites quickly with the funds being available to buy any size site providing it meets their hurdle rates.
The ideal person will work smart, workhard, be professional, ambitious for progression and keen to deliver to their contacts and buy Land.
If you are interested to find out further details regarding this role please do not hesitate to contact Jon Moss on 07966 585565
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Town Planner

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Town Planner to work with a developer with an excellent reputation for quality of projects, size of projects and staff retention and welfare. The developer concerned acquires land, obtains planning and completes developments, therefore managing the full life-cycle of their developments.
They not only build apartments and houses, but schools, churches and commercial buildings as part of residential led mixed use developments too with significant involvement in the Build to Rent (BtR) Sector acting for Operator’s and Investor’s.
This company urgently seeks a Town Planner to help with their developments and support the Land and Planning Department. As a key member of the team, you will be involved in sites from acquisition and helping with background research as part of the due diligence to help inform the purchase of sites.
In addition, you will be tasked with assisting on major schemes acquired that are complex in nature and require pragmatic solutions in order to gain planning permission. Therefore, planning expertise, a sound knowledge of the planning system, communication skills and attention to detail are essential.
The role is working in the Land and Planning Team and will involve in reporting to board level and other departments so enabling the suitable person to progress their career on either client side or developer.
Responsibilities for the role include:

Assisting the Planning Department in effective working relationships with local authorities, GLA, consultants and agents.
Regular dialogue and communication with Head of Planning and Planning Manager on day-to-day matters.
Liaise and negotiate with planning officers, architects, consultants, third parties.


Responsibility for preparing planning appraisals for each new potential acquisition.
Ensure that appraisals are presented in a professional manner with required input from other internal or external parties in line with the Company’s procedures.
Undertake research and analysis in preparing due diligence for potential acquisition sites including but not limited to planning policy and planning history including on neighbouring sites.
Assist in the preparation of briefs to architects from feasibility stage through to planning instruction.

Development Management

Assist with preparing planning applications, including planning statements.
Assist with coordinating consultant teams from acquisition through to determination of planning applications.
Prepare responses to consultation drafts of Local Plan, GLA, National Planning documents, legislation and good practice.


Attend Planning Meetings and keep management team fully informed of issues and progress.
Prepare/make presentations at pre-application meetings, public consultation and planning committees as appropriate.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications required:

2 to 4 years’ experience, ideally at Planning Consultancy or Developer.
MRTPI qualification or in the process of applying for MRTPI.
London Authority/GLA Experience desirable.
Residential experience with examples of assisting on schemes which are 150 units plus.
Be computer literate including Microsoft Office.
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Senior Development Manager - London - c£90,000 plus package plus bonus

Senior Development Manager is urgently required for an established, high profile developer building major schemes in London and surrounding areas. This particular role is to Develop Manage a major scheme in East London that consists of over 650 units and 250,000 sqft of commercial space as part of a major Regeneration scheme.
This is a complex scheme that contains residents and business to be retained and live in the centre throughout the project. Reporting to the Development Director responsibilities for the role will be to implement the project strategy deal with contract negotiations, manage development aspects to ensure the company fulfills its contractual obligations, ensure project guidelines and goals are met, report and update the senior directors of the business, liaise with all required departments and provide assistance to these to help them work within the restrictions placed on the company, create an environment to drive high performance, allocating work and deadlines to project team members,  mentor trainees within the team, lead by example
This role will suit an effective Development Manager with extensive design & build experience within residential led mixed use schemes, you will be an accomplished all rounder with the full cycle of skill-set required to excel in this type of position.
In return you can expect an excellent salary package coupled with a good bonus scheme and benefits package. You will be working on one of the iconic regeneration schemes in London and successful delivery of this scheme will ensure progressive opportunities and regular rises in salary compensation package affiliated to results.
 This position will suit a driven individual who has the complete cycle of experience in Development Management who is looking to work on first class schemes with a well respected Developer with an excellent reputation.
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Acquisitions Development Manager with Planning Expertise -

Established Developer with an excellent reputation in their Region for large quality acquisitions urgently seek a unique individual for a unique type role.
The role is as a Development Planning Manager to work within the busy Land team. The responsibility of the role is to asses opportunities with the skill-set that has been built over a period of time in your career development. You will have a Planning bias but experience in land Acquisition and Development Management. Working alongside Senior Land Managers and reporting into the Land Director you will be tasked with assessing opportunities and helping to either get these through the Planning process or perhaps advising whether the proposed site is viable to acquire. 
 Whilst there is access to Planning Consultants, architects and design teams the role is to offer expertise on proposed acquisitions, run them through the front end process and get sites active as quickly as possible, if you also have the ability to source deals yourself either as a build out or semi-strategic option than you would have the perfect skill-set for the role.
Strategic / Semi-strategic Land Managers
Planners with Development Management experience
Planners with Acquisition experience
Land & Development Managers with a strong skillset in Planning
 In return you can expect an excellent salary package, bonus scheme and other benefits, a company that will utilise your full skill-set and offer progressive opportunities and in addition be working with an active developer who has a number of high profile developments.
Contact Jon Moss on 07966 585565
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Land Manager - North West London - c£55,000 plus package plus bonus

Established PLC Housebuilder urgently require Land Buyer / Land Manager to join their busy team.  With an excellent reputation for buying sites the successful candidate will have front line exposure to completing acquisitions for a housebuilder that is keen to buy and build out. Site sizes will vary from 80 units – 400 units and the product will be a mixture of smaller starter homes, detached properties and some flats. The locations of these acquisitions will primarily be North London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas.
This role will suit a Land Buyer/ Land Manager with experience of working for a larger Developer or keen to work for one, someone that understands the process of buying land from initial identification, due diligence, appraisal and formulating a bids. 
This role will suit someone who is keen to get acquisitions under their belt, perhaps the company you work for currently is not acquiring Land, perhaps you wish to further your career progress, perhaps you wish to build a portfolio of successful Land deals?
 All of this and more is possible with this Developer. With pro-active leadership coming from the Land Director you can expect to be part of a very successful structured team that has much room for progression and building your track record.
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Land Manager - Central London - HIGH Commission

Land Manager is urgently required by a well funded, smaller compact Developer based in Central London. The Developer has been established for over 5 years and has a mixture of sites that have been acquired. Currently the Developer has a niche team of Land Buyers/ Acquisition Managers who are delivering sites in Thames Valley, London, Surrey and Sussex. 
The requirement is to find a Land Acquisitions Manager who is confident on delivering sites in the Essex and Kent regions and surrounding areas on the East side of London. The key to finding sites for this developer is to buy off-market deals. These can be found a variety of ways which will include utilisation of contacts, sending of approach letters and walking the streets if necessary.
The ideal sites will vary in size from 2 units to 35 units and will be generally in commuter belt areas and locations that will sell when built. In addition it is worth pointing out that the company concerned will look at ANY size site if the numbers stack up, it is off market  and has the potential to be flipped at a profit if too large to build out.
 The rewards are substantial for acquiring Land with this Developer, there are acquisition bonus’s that can equate to several hundred thousand pounds on offer as commission can be based on profitability or acquisition value. In addition to this you can expect a retainers fee that ensures the Developer has first refusal on Sites found.
 The successful applicant will have full use of all company facilities, office space and help from the in-house Planning Director whilst discussing the feasibility and appraisals of the scheme, obviously all expenses incurred are also covered.
 This is a fantastic opportunity to work as a Land Consultant on a retained basis as the financial rewards are substantial, the funding is in place, decisions can be made quickly all of the support from the company in a modern, Central London location.
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Senior Technical Coordinator - West London

Position     Senior Technical Coordinator
Salary        £60,000 + package
Location  West London
An Established, dynamic Residential Developer with a strong reputation within the construction industry who specialise in delivering quality homes across the South East of England. They work on traditional build houses and apartments as well as RC frame projects from 2-5 bed houses.
Due to growing success and innovative business they are currently seeking an ambitious experienced
Senior Technical Coordinator on a permanent basis with previous experience within the Residential Sector working for a Main Contractor or Developer.
Technical Coordinators Responsibilities
·Support and assist the Technical Management to ensure that all design are in accordance with the expectation of the project
·Ensure that all legal requirements are approved to ensure that projects begin and are constructed of the highest standard
·Be present on site occasionally in order to carry out site checks.
·Formulate and continuously develop briefs, by organising applicable information as instructed by the Technical Manager
·Follow technical processes and procedure whilst carry out your role and improve or address any Technical issues in order to improve the process of any given project.
·Checking full working drawing packages.
Personal Specification
·Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in a coordination role
·Experience in Residential projects which involve reinforced concrete
·Experience of working on a Residential projects of Houses and Apartments
·Qualification or Degree within Architecture or coming from an architectural practice
·Strong and Effective Leadership skills
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is seeking a Career Progression and looking for a good work life balance. In return my client can offer a competitive salary with a good package. It is a great opportunity to grow the ways and process of a developing team. You will be a part of a co-operative and forward thinking company.
If you are Senior Technical Coordinator and you are interested in this role, please apply with an updated CV or call Sophie on: 07966585566
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Development Manager / Assistant Development Manager

A high profile Developer urgently require an experienced Assistant Development Manager or a Development Manager with between 2 – 3 years post graduate experience.
This particular Developer has an excellent reputation in the industry for delivering high profile schemes in London/ Greater London area.
Sites will vary in size from 200 – 1000 units and will be a mixture of acquisition and JV schemes.
The responsibilities of this role will vary as such a wide role but the focus will be on planning stages to delivery. The successful person will be involved in the initial concept, planning, selling to RPs, consents, rights of light, draw-down of leases, bringing all parties together including stake-holders, TFL and other bodies whilst working with the technical team before handed over for project delivery.
This will suit either an experienced Assistant Development Manager or a Development Manager with around 3 years PQE. This is an excellent opportunity to further your career, work on complicated intricate projects, gain fantastic experienced and be able to learn from seasoned professionals who will enhance your experience.
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Highway Quantity Surveyor

A specialist highways contractor is seeking a driven, determined and ambitious individual to join their team based in London. The successful candidate will be working for a company that undertakes projects from £500,000 to £5,000,000, within the contractors’ South London Highways Framework.
·HND/Degree qualification
·4 years’ experience
·Registered with RICS / ICES and working towards Chartership
·Full driving license.
·CSCS Card (relevant type)
·All roles are expected to have the relevant competency skills cards
·Never Harm Hub Day (Mandatory)
·Chartered Quantity Surveyor Status (member) (Mandatory)
Skills/ Experience
·Commercially astute. Knowledge of Standard Forms of Contract and Standard Methods of Measurement.
·Computer literate with strong skills in Microsoft Office Applications (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint)
·Good communication skills including presentations and ability to negotiate and persuade others.
·Experience within a construction/engineering/similar and commercial background.
Hiring Manager Comments
·NEC3 Experience
· Worked on Civil / Highways Projects Previously
·Strong Forecasting Experience
·Strong Excel Knowledge (used V look ups, pivot tables, etc )
·Compiled and administered NEC subcontracts previously (strong understanding of this )
·Demonstrations of working on Weather event claims/ EOTs and acceleration claims.
·Good Knowledge of Early warnings and CE Procedures within the NEC3 as well as compiling CE quotations and agreeing them with the client.
·Strong contract knowledge and awareness of any legal changes (i.e. HGCRA in October 2011)
·Good knowledge of how programmes work and float within a programme (Project float/ Terminal float and Time Risk Allowance.)
·Used Earned Value Before (CPI and SPI.)
·Strong Willed.
·Ability to work with minimum supervision.
·Good Initiative to adapt and work with some set of process and procedures.
·Strong persuasive skills.
·Able to demonstrate a point of view and relay this to someone not familiar with the project.
The company encourage a great work/life balance and thus offer a competitive 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, life assurance cover, company pension scheme and childcare vouchers.
If this of interest to you, please call Priscilla on 07884 075562
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