Head of Cost Planning - Residential Developer

Deverell Smith
18 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading National Developer are currently seeking a Head of Cost Planning to lead their team in Central London, on a variety of residential lead schemes ranging from 20 units to regeneration schemes of 1500+ units.

Role and Responsibilities of Head of Cost Planning:

Working alongside the Land, Planning, Commercial and Technical team preparing cost plans for both land feasibility assessments and pre-planning application assessments. Post land acquisition to attend planning design team meetings to provide cost and technical advice to the design team. Liaise with operating company commercial teams to collate current cost data and provide benchmark comparisons for key trades.

Projects have included the likes of a:

  • 530 residential units with retail and leisure - £180m.
  • 39 residential units - £22m.
  • 800 residential units with commercial and retail - £70m.

Preferred experience:

  • Quantity Surveying related degree.
  • MCIOB or MRICS, ideal but not essential.
  • 10+ years estimating/cost planning on medium to large residential developments.

Salary/Package offered:

  • Salary: £90,000 - 110,000+
  • Package: Car allowance, Pension, Healthcare, share options and more.
  • Bonus

If you are interested or would like any further information regarding the role, please contact Alex Smith on or at

If you are considering a career move but this position is not right for you, please give Alex a call to discuss other roles which could be more suitable. Alex specialises in Quantity Surveying recruitment across Developers, Consultancies and Main Contractors, welcoming any speculative applications, permanent or contract at all levels.