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Posting Date: 15th May 2017
Posting Date: 15th May 2017
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
Location: Seddon Homes Ltd, Birchwood, Warrington

The purpose of the role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Land Buyer to join our growing housing business in Birchwood, Warrington. The principle purpose of the role is to identify and procure new land/development opportunities, from initial sourcing, arranging contracts through to completion, including: estimating the construction costs, monitoring cost changes on live land appraisals, collating information from sales, technical and commercial teams to establish a clear assessment of viability and formal valuation / offer and negotiation with land owners.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying / negotiating land opportunities / purchases
  • Manage process fully from preparation and progression of offers through to negotiation and completion
  • Estimating construction costs as part of land buying process
  • Monitoring cost changes on live land appraisals and updating cost reports
  • Liaising with buying function to order and control materials required for projects, including sub-contract ordering
  • Collating / researching information to assess viability, including planning intelligence, technical information and commercial data
  • Maintaining accurate records on SiteStream computer system
  • Build and develop strong relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external; including land owners, agents, consultants, local authorities, legal advisers and competitors
  • Preparation of reports / land packs etc for meetings
  • Chairing meetings, preparing agendas and minutes for internal and external meetings
  • Participating in corporate entertaining / attending events on behalf of the company

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Reporting to: Land & Strategic Planning Manager

Application with full CV, before closing date of June 30, 2017 to debra.mccandless@seddonhomes.co.uk quoting job reference - DJM/0617

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