Development Manager

  • Location:

    West Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    Property & Construction

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £450 - £500 per day + negotiable

  • Contact:

    Jeanette Eccleston

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


Head of Development

Rate: £500-600 a day (dependant on experience)

Location: West Midlands (plus travel to strategic sites)

Principle Activity:

  • You will initially be reporting to the Director of Development in the delivery of high quality, design focused, mixed use and large scale development schemes.

Job Description:

  • Work on all elements of the new and current schemes including land sale, contract negotiation, appraisals, planning, feasibility, delivery and handover.
  • Manage contract negotiations with house builders and commercial occupiers.
  • Overseeing projects from the design, planning and construction phases from inception to completion.
  • Add value by coordinating design team meetings to secure outline and detailed planning consents.
  • Manage external consultants to ensure they are delivering on programme and budget.
  • Liaise, influence and negotiate with house builders and affordable housing delivery partners to ensure house building, sales and affordable housing delivery are on track.
  • Ensure commercial land is marketed fully and that commercial deals are smooth and professional.
  • Meet with potential commercial tenants covering retail, industrial, leisure and office sectors.
  • Prepare development appraisals ensuring profitable residential and commercial schemes.
  • Monitor progress and manage governance of projects by undertaking budgeting, financial forecasting and cash flow forecasting in coordination with the project finance team.
  • Research into the house builder market predominantly at a regional level.
  • Ensure that section 106 obligations are met on time and within budget
  • Present a positive attitude when dealing with members of the public and other stakeholders.

Experience Required:

  • Acquisition or disposal of property / land
  • Planning and development experience
  • Significant post university relevant experience from a house builder, developer or agency environment
  • Educated to degree level or above
  • MRICS qualified or demonstrable experience
  • Strong financial and business awareness


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