Head of Commercial

10 Jun | 2022

Job Ref: Commercial | Residential

Head of Commercial - Essex

We are currently working with a very successful housebuilder operating in Essex who are looking for a Head of Commercial to run the commercial department across a new region.

Responsibilities will include:

The role will entail handling all aspects in the implementation and maintaining of the building safety unit, including fire cladding concerns that all housebuilders must adhere to post-Grenfell.

This would involve working with the Head of Technical to determine what needs to be achieved for developments in need of addressing.

Additionally, you will:

  • Work alongside Technical, Buying, Surveying, and Estimating teams to meet commercial objectives.
  • Oversee estimators and surveyors to sort tendering processes, handle projected costs, and select contractors as appropriate.
  • Maintain cost and budget control procedures, assessing estimated costs and managing cost overruns.
  • Review projects (running around 10-15 smaller scale developments), assessing materials used, checking compliance, and documenting as required.
  • Ensuring subcontractors are using the specified materials and if installations are up correct.
  • Also conducting in-depth investigations via opening up and checking buildings themselves.
  • Defending any claims against Countryside, while managing claims issued against third parties.
  • Run department as its own small region, forming part of the overall management team.


Candidates should have:

  • Worked in housebuilding commercial/surveying departments previously.
  • Analytical and skilled in handling finances and costings.
  • Excellent problem-solving and dispute resolution skills
  • Drive and motivation, able to deliver targets at a high standard
  • Highly experienced in leadership positions and managing a team.
  • Very knowledgeable in all areas of construction and business efficiency.


This is an excellent role with a successful housebuilding business that would suit someone with a background in commercial residential development and is looking to broaden their horizons by working on some of the country’s most prestigious housing developments.

For further information, please apply today.

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