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Senior Chartered Development Surveyor

South West Norse
Exeter, Devon
£38,119.27 - £56,563.96, depending on experience
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Land, Property
Contract Type
Full Time
Commercial Property, Planning and Development
Chartered Surveyor, FRICS, MRICS
Business Type
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Senior Chartered Development Surveyor

Salary: £38,119.27 - £56,563.96, depending on experience


Beach Baker are proud to be working alongside South West Norse, part of the award-winning Norse Group.

The Norse Group are a national property consultancy known for delivering high-profile and inspiring professional property services to a diverse range of public and private sector clients.

South West Norse currently seeking a Senior Chartered Development Surveyor to join their team ideally on a full-time, permanent basis. Part -time may be considered for the right candidate. This role involves adding value to client assets by identifying and securing planning consents for development.


Key Responsibilities:

As a Senior Chartered Development Surveyor, your main duties will include:

  • Identifying, promoting, and delivering the development potential of surplus and potentially surplus assets, adding significant value before sale to generate essential capital receipts.
  • Taking a hands-on approach to leading public consultation exercises, drafting planning applications, design and access statements, feasibility reports, and viability appraisals.
  • Representing clients at planning committee meetings and appeals, and negotiating and agreeing S.106 Agreements.
  • Being actively involved in all aspects of the development process, not just project management and coordination.

Ideal Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in a similar role, supported by:

  • At least 5 years of post-qualification experience (PQE) as a Development Surveyor.
  • Professional Chartered Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a Real Estates discipline.
  • Experience in planning and development surveying, with a strong background in producing viability appraisals.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant planning legislation and familiarity with the Local Plans for the region.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to engage and negotiate with all levels of internal and external parties.
  • The ability to work independently with minimal support, as well as collaboratively within a large multi-disciplinary team.
  • A full UK Driving Licence to meet the travel requirements of the role.


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holiday
  • RICS fees paid
  • Fully supported and funded CPD requirement
  • Sickness and pension scheme
  • Free parking at the office
  • Agile and flexible working arrangements

If you are an experienced Development Surveyor looking to make a significant impact within a forward-thinking consultancy, we would love to hear from you.

How to apply
If you wish to apply or would like more information, please contact Dan Cole at or 07443 880 834

All third party and direct applications will be forwarded to Beach Baker Recruitment for review. 

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