Development Director/ Manager - North West

Job Ref:  LA 2336

Industry:  Development

Salary:  Excellent Salary and Benefits

Location: United Kingdom

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: Jan 2, 2018

Job Description

As Development Director you are responsible for the delivery of high quality residential units, student accommodation, retail and commercial spaces, from site identification and acquisition, through all aspects of the design and planning process.
As Development Director you will be accountable for the project's financial returns and meeting program milestones.


• Responsible for identification, negotiation and acquisition of new sites.
• Negotiate land transactions, including Heads of Terms, Sale/Purchase Agreement and internal approvals.
• Appoint the project team, including architect, town planner and design consultant team.
• Prepare and manage consultant fee schedule. Ensure invoices are processed in a timely manner.
• Coordinate design development through regular meetings with the architect, consultants and technical team.
• Engage with the Local Planning Authority (LPA) and set up the Planning Performance Agreement.
• Work with cost planning team, monitor budgets and undertake value engineering when necessary
• Determine affordable housing strategy and liaise with Registered Providers
• Undertaken community consultation and stakeholder engagement
• Prepare the Section 106 in consultation with the LPA.
• Finalise and submit Planning Application
• Manage application process to ensure delivery of the Planning Permission within statutory time frame
• Undertake additional tasks associated with regeneration projects, including, working with joint venture colleagues and key stakeholders, assisting with private treaty land acquisitions, compulsory purchase orders and decanting of existing residents.
• Forge relationships with developers, agents, consultants, property companies and LPAs.
• Work with Commercial and Technical Team through construction delivery.

Qualifications / Skills

• Post Graduate Degree in Property Economics / Building Surveying / Construction (or equivalent).
• Experience managing the acquisition of residential and mixed use sites
• Experience delivering high rise residential projects, large master planned communities and urban regeneration projects, from acquisition through planning approval to practical completion.
• Experience working with a large property developer or Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
• Knowledge of planning and development activities, including design processes, relevant codes, policies, national standards and sustainability issues.
• Good organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise work effectively and drive a development programme.
• Good communicator (both written and verbal), with strong analytical, negotiating and financial skills.
• Enthusiastic, proactive and driven individual, with good interpersonal skills, who is able to work as part of a team and autonomously.
• Strong influencing skills and confident in developing and maintaining relationships with consultants, contractors, Local Planning Authorities and internal stakeholders.
• Computer literate – at a high standard with Microsoft Word, Project and Excel

The Salary & Package

Please contact me for more details

Contact Details

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply or discuss the role and project in more detail please either email me or call me on +44 1995 605137.


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