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Development Manager

Job Description

Our client delivers Tier 1 / 2 amazing projects throughout the North West, with plans to expand further afield within the Uk and Europe.

They have an on-going commitment to attracting local talent, we have brought together a diverse team of experienced, forward thinking people, all of which is key to making us the business we are today.

Who are they?

Our client is an international property developer and construction company specialising in bringing projects to life through strategic partnership, investment and relationship building. As a state-owned enterprise with operations in over 20 countries, we are an internationally diverse business, drawing on a wide range of knowledge and skills from different backgrounds across the globe.

Our Vision

Our ambitious growth plans to become a top 10 UK construction contractor, are anchored within the Northern Powerhouse.

Purpose of the Role

The Development Manager will report to the Management team whilst managing projects through all development phases. The role will require a passion for first class delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement.

Key Duties / Responsibilities

With a flexible approach to supporting all activities, preferably but not limited to:

* Reporting to Development Directors (Management Team) to manage projects through all development phases.
* Undertake bid submissions to secure new development opportunities.
* Obtain all statutory approvals/agreements.
* Development and delivery of the building/estate management strategy.

Due diligence and Development structure

* To take a lead on new development opportunities.
* Develop, implement and update scheme development/ business plan.
* Undertake market analysis.
* Develop and advise on partnership/ JV delivery structures.
* Negotiation of Option Agreements.
* Drawing down plots for development in line with the drawn down conditions.
* Driving forward projects to achieve delivery milestones and satisfying AFL's conditions.

Development Team

* Obtain fee proposals, undertake tender analysis and recommend consultants for appointment.
* Assemble development teams.
* Work with a range of internal teams and external advisors through design, planning, cost & value management, procurement and construction delivery phases.
* Manage consultant team, to successfully appoint Main contractor appointment for project delivery.
* To manage development and project management processes to both time and budget.

Design and Planning

* Managing the consultant team through design stages.
* Overseeing the planning process.
* Overseeing stakeholder engagement.
* Development and implementation of planning strategy.

Development Finance and Funding

* Develop and own/ lead on the scheme financial mode/ appraisal.
* Undertake development cashflow modelling.
* Develop and execute funding strategy.
* Negotiate funding transactions.

Sales, Lettings and Marketing

* Develop and execute sales, marketing and letting strategies.
* Agreeing AFL's.
* Driving the funding and occupier marketing collateral forward to commence marketing the scheme.
* Managing externa advisers and secure tenants' occupiers or purchasers for projects.
* Negotiation of Terms for sale.

Work Experience / Expectations

* 10 years post qualification in property industry.
* 5 years post qualification experience in mixed-use development.
* Full and clean driving license.
* Excellent verbal, written communication and IT skills require.
* Demonstration of experience working across both public and private sectors preferably acting for mixed use developer.
* Strong understanding of planning procedure, development control and building regulations requirements
* Excellent communication and presentation skill at all levels.
* Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft packages.

Qualification / Health & Safety Requirements

* Construction/ Property related degree.
* A valid CSCS card is a requirement.
* Full Clean Driving license.

Personal Qualities

* The individual should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development.
* Good interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to form effective working relationships.
* Experience within the most current forms of procurement.
* Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material.
* Numeracy and bid/report writing.
* Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes with clarity.
* Strong work ethics.
* Holds a current driving.

Behavioral Competencies

* Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work.
* Tackles problems head-on and resolves without delay.
* Shares knowledge, ideas and expertise with others.
* Is committed to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

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