It is the duty of a land buyer to assist organisations and private buyers of land suitable for construction. As a land buyer, you will choose potential locations for construction projects, ascertain whether planning permission is necessary, and ascertain whether there are any limitations on what can be erected.
The following responsibilities are part of the job of a land buyer:
- Locating and touring possible building sites
- Evaluating a location to determine its land value and reporting your findings
- Deals with landowners and agents are negotiated, and ideas are presented at consultation events.
- Assessing suitability for development and the likelihood of receiving permission for a variety of developments requires a thorough understanding of planning regulations and close collaboration with planning staff.
- Realizing a parcel of land's potential for development
- Performing evaluations
- Coordinating with suppliers and outside businesses to set out site surveys
- Supplying the necessary site information to survey companies
- Watching the competition
- Carrying out site identification duties such as saturation surveys
- Conducting research and gathering data for reporting as needed
- Budget management
Earnings typically depend on location, employer, the stage of your training, your hours worked and the opportunity to work overtime. Please also note that the pay rate figures have come from a variety of reliable sources including:
- National Home Builders
- Home Builder's Sub-Contractors
- The Home Builders Federation
- Construction Recruitment Agencies
Qualifications We Offer
There are various paths of purchasing land. A university degree, an apprenticeship, or a direct application to an employer are all options.
To determine which path is best for you, investigate these options. Even though a few of these possibilities have educational prerequisites, many companies are more interested in applicants who are passionate, open to learning, and obedient.
To work on a construction site, you might need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.
You could transition from buying land to working as a surveyor or construction surveyor, two careers that are linked. A team leader or land negotiator could possibly be your next step in your current position as you advance.
The type of job role can differ depending on the employer and the activities involved. Some roles such as trade roles have the opportunity to be self-employed. Often employers offer a variety of employment status and flexibility. The jobs outlined in this website are common across the home building industry, but the job titles may differ from one organisation to another.
Earn While You Learn
All our featured job roles offer different entry-points for school leavers, college leavers, and graduates to commence a career in the industry. There are opportunities to enrol on apprenticeships and other career progression routes.
For most jobs, depending on your qualifications and experience there are also openings for those looking to change career.
Key job roles
A few (of many) jobs which we are looking to recruit in the home building industry.
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