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Development Manager


Ref No: VAC-305120_1507802380

Discipline: Development Manager

Location: Northamptonshire

Industry: Fit-out, General Construction, House Building, Maintenance, Refurbishment, Trades

Type: Permanent

Working Hours: Full-Time

Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum + package

Start Date: Asap

Development Manager
This company are a well-respected developer throughout the UK, with a strong presence in the North West region. For the past 30+ years they have been involved with over 1,000 apartment schemes and have been awarded 5* customer satisfaction rating consecutively since records began. They are now looking for a Development Manager to join the East Anglia team and to help maintain their prestigious name.
Primary Job Purpose of the Development Manager
This role is responsible for the successful delivery of a portfolio of sites in the development phase, from acquisition of the land through to Build Start. For each site in their portfolio, the Development Manager will lead an internal and external project team consisting of experts in land purchase, architectural and technical design, Planning, estimating, surveying, construction, pre-contracts, sales, Health and Safety and relevant external subject matter experts, in order to deliver the planned Build Start date to agreed time, budget and quality of design, whilst adhering to the company's processes, policies and procedures.
Key Responsibilities of the Development Manager include
" Plan and manage all elements of the project from 'solicitors instructed' to 'site start' and 'build start' in accordance with the agreed process, in order to achieve the scheduled build start date, to agreed cost and quality of design.
" After Build Start and during the construction phase, ensure that the external project design team deliver all information needed to achieve First Occupation.
" Drive the project team approach by forming and managing a cohesive project team, with clear roles and responsibilities. The project team consists of internal and external experts in land purchase, architectural and technical design, Planning, estimating, surveying, Pre-Contracts, Health and Safety, construction and sales.
" Ensure the key project meetings take place and chair them effectively to drive clear accountability, good decision-making, communication and achievement of required outputs. Ensure a deputy is nominated in your absence and that issues are escalated through the appropriate channel.
" Build good relationships with external architects and consultants and manage them to deliver against the agreed programme.
" Prepare and manage all project documentation, including a comprehensive project programme to drive critical path activities. Ensure all relevant documentation is shared with the project team.
" Ensure the quality and timeliness of all submissions for Regional and Group sign off (eg Green File, Pink File).
" Produce feasibility studies if required.

Candidate specification
To be considered for this role as Development Manager you will be required to have the following:
" Qualification (HNC or above) in Civil Engineering or design / architectural related discipline
" RIBA, CIAT or IPMA qualified is desirable
" Previous experience in a Project Management role; ideally with an architectural or design background, within a corporate environment or private practice
" Able to managed projects from land acquisition through to build start
" Local & statutory authority liaison experience
" Up to date knowledge of planning and building regulations

Remuneration - Up to £57,000 basic, Car or Allowance, Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
For further information on this position please contact Mark Harrison at Bromak Recruitment on 01204 554 884 or email on


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