Development Mannager

Posted 11 June 2024
Salary£55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
LocationLondon
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLand, Planning and Development
ReferenceDM_1718120850
Contact NameJake Mcmonagle

Job description

Development Manager

Deverellsmith has partnered with a specialist provider of professionally managed PRS housing.

Are you a Development Manager or Project Manager interested in PRS in single-family housing? This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious development professional to join a rapidly growing business.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of numerous projects across the development portfolio, managing the development partners and the consultant team, successfully delivering the units to the Lettings and Operations team, and supporting the Delivery Director in the management of the whole portfolio.

The role

  • Effectively and efficiently managing the projects on site from acquisition through to completion.
  • Ensuring the Operations team are kept updated on progress by updating internal systems and reporting regularly to key stakeholders across the business.
  • Managing and monitoring project scope, time and cost.
  • Reviewing specification at underwriting, acquisition and delivery stages.
  • Processing stage payments in line with the contracts.
  • Appointing required consultants for new projects, including Employer's Agents (EA) and Clerks of Works (CoW) in line with our internal process.
  • Attending regular meetings on site with the EA.
  • Managing the EA and developer relationships to ensure opportunities for new business are available.
  • Ensuring that the site team/project are adhering to all policies and procedures.
  • Managing the performance of the developer and EA accordingly and escalating under-performance as appropriate.
  • Ensuring the EA collates the information required internally.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with housebuilder partners.
  • Ensuring that performance KPIs are being maintained and that relevant teams are kept up to date using internal systems.
  • Managing and reporting on works undertaken on site to the senior team and key stakeholders.
  • Ensuring all compliance handover documentation is retained and filed for the Operations team.
  • Overseeing the handover process in its entirety, taking full responsibility for the final product received into the Operations teams.
  • Maintaining an appropriate level of confidentiality when handling departmental work.
  • Working collaboratively across the business, applying rigour and challenge.
  • Carrying out ad hoc projects to aid the achievement of the Company's objectives.

What you need

  • Knowledge of real estate development and construction processes.
  • Outstanding customer service skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A dynamic and driven personality, with a strong zeal for the industry.
  • Exceptional organizational competencies.
  • Demonstrate ability to work autonomously, confidently taking charge, making informed decisions, and initiating actions.
  • Proficient in presenting and interpreting information accurately and professionally.
  • A collaborative team player who can inspire and motivate colleagues, effectively achieving goals collaboratively.
  • Innovative problem-solving skills, with a knack for identifying issues and crafting effective resolutions.
  • A strict adherence to confidentiality regarding all forms of information and data.
  • Ambition to grow within a rapidly scaling company, with plenty of room for career advancement.
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