Role details

Interim Development Manager (Retirement House builder)

Northamptonshire   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Excellent interim opportunity for a Development Manager
  • Retirement house builder

About Our Client

Our client is a reputable house builder who specialise in Retirement Living.

Job Description

  • 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.
  • Monitor and report project and Development department measures as defined in the relevant dashboard.
  • Work collaboratively within the regional Development department to ensure departmental targets are met, resources work effectively and quality of delivery is assured.
  • Give and receive feedback openly and share knowledge, learnings and best practice in order to continuously improve the development process.
  • Ensure compliance to Regional and Group processes, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that design team aware of their responsibility to achieve timely approvals from the Planning Authorities and NHBC.
  • Be conversant with CML process.
  • Ensure Designer Risk Assessments are completed as required on projects.
  • Ensure information is gathered to complete service charge calculations.

The Successful Applicant

Education and Qualifications

  • Degree level qualification in architecture or other appropriate subject is desirable.
  • RIBA, CIAT or IPMA qualified is desirable.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Significant practical experience is a pre-requisite, which must include several years' operating in a Project/ Construction Management post in a corporate environment or in private practice.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of a project from land acquisition through to build start.
  • Prior experience of managing and supervising a team of professionals is a pre-requisite for this position.
  • Experience in dealing with local and statutory authorities is essential.
  • Working knowledge of both the planning system and building regulations.
  • Experience in presenting evidence at planning appeal is desirable.

Skills & Competencies

  • A good working knowledge of MS Project.
  • A working knowledge of REVIT is desirable.
  • A working knowledge of AutoCad or other relevant 2D CAD system is desirable.
  • A working knowledge of Project Collaboration software (Buzzsaw) preferred but not essential.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to act as expert witness where appropriate.

What's on Offer

6 month interim opportunity. Competitive day rate.

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