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Harrison Property Development
Chris Hale, S Harrison Developments Ltd
Gavin Jones, S Harrison Developments Ltd
Sam Simpson, S Harrison Developments Ltd

Left to right: Chris, Gavin & Sam

Join the winning Harrison team

The S Harrison Group comprises a close-knit team of professionals spanning a range of disciplines and market sectors. What we share is a passion for excellence and a commitment to teamwork and the partnering approach.


Viability Surveyor, Property Development - Full Time

S Harrison is one of the region’s most successful privately owned property development companies with a reputation for delivering quality developments on complex sites. Working in all market sectors, the company is currently involved in a number of high-profile schemes in Scotland, the North of England and the Midlands.

As part of its continued expansion the company is now seeking another outstanding individual to join its close-knit, highly skilled and motivated team, based in York.

The successful candidate will already be working in a Quantity Surveying, Estimating or such similar role with at least 5 years’ experience working across a range of sectors with project construction values ranging between £5m and £20m.

The position will require the candidate to assist the team at project feasibility stage with budget construction delivery costs, value engineering and buildability advice, and assessment of site constraints and conditions. A strong construction technical knowledge and excellent drawing measurement and take off skills are essential. Experience of working with Heritage buildings and in conservation areas would be advantageous.

Information available at feasibility stage is often very limited and therefore a background working in a Design and Build environment would be a critical requirement in order to succeed in this role. A healthy network of contacts within the construction sector would also be desirable.

More than that though, the company is looking for an independent thinker who will analyse and challenge information and opportunities, and will offer innovative thinking and solutions working as an integral part of its first class team.

The role will command an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and ability.

Tasks, Duties and Skills required

Feasibility stage advice in respect of:-

- Budget cost plans
- Appropriate construction solutions
- Identification of site constraints and how they can be controlled
- Site conditions
- Identification of risk/opportunity
- Advice on practical buildability
- Technical options available

Good measurement and take off skills

Strong construction knowledge

Preparation of Specifications and proposals

Interpretation of design guides to inform proposed building layout and design

Independent thinking

Excellent communication skills


If you feel you could contribute to our award winning team, please write, including a CV to: or by post to the address below:

S Harrison Developments Ltd
Stanley Harrison House
The Chocolate Works
Bishopthorpe Road
YO23 1DE