Role details

Senior Development Manager

North West England   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Leading national developer
  • Experience of complex development schemes within the UK

About Our Client

One of the Leading lights within the UK development market.

Operating across a variety of sectors including Commercial, Residential, Mixed-Use, Industrial and Re-Generation.

Proven track record for delivering successful high value schemes.

Maintains an asset portfolio that is free from lending and also have access to substantial amounts of equity to acquire projects moving forward.

Job Description

The Senior Development Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Management of projects through defined development milestones
  • Manage teams through the feasibility, site assembly, planning, pre-letting, funding, development, delivery, marketing, sales, leasing and hand over processes
  • Undertaking feasibility appraisals and various financial analysis to identify viable development proposals
  • Direct project team on the production of all relevant documentation to secure all necessary approval(s)/authorities to proceed with the development
  • Manage site assembly through the brokering of land deals, negotiation of agreements and resolution of compulsory purchase, rights of light, daylight and sunlight situations
  • Production of project development brief with explicit objectives, roles & responsibilities, programme and deliverables
  • Appointment and management of professional team to design viable development proposals that meet the constraints of the site and applicable planning policies
  • Manage planning applications through the planning process (submission, consultation, S106 Agreement) to secure consent within budget and programme
  • Manage legal due diligence, funding negotiations and the documentation of all relevant agreements
  • Assist with the negotiation of main construction contact to ensure compliance to development brief and applicable LS policies/standards
  • Assist with the appointment and management of contractors and suppliers
  • Manage delivery of the project to ensure completion to agreed quality standards within approved budget and programme
  • Produce concise and value add project reporting on a timely basis
  • Conduct risk and opportunity management exercises to maximise project returns
  • Manage timely budgeting and resource planning to ensure efficient and effective development management of the project
  • Manage and control design changes using the approved change control process
  • Co-ordination of the sales, leasing and marketing strategies for the project to define targets and deliverables within agreed programme, budget and financial metrics
  • Co-ordination of the marketing, sales and leasing teams to ensure agreed strategy is implemented and targets are achieved, including approval of all marketing materials
  • Maintenance of the feasibility appraisals to track the projects progress against approved financial authorities and project metrics
  • Identify and evaluate asset management and value creation initiatives
  • Manage preparation for and enable the successful hand over of the project to the asset & estate management teams at completion
  • Production of exit report at project completion
  • Representation of organisation within relevant communities, forums, markets and sectors where necessary

The Successful Applicant

The Senior Development Manager will have the following skills/portfolio

  • Decision quality - makes good and accurate decision that are valued by others when judged over time
  • Problem solving - uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with the most effective, not obvious or easy solutions
  • Priority setting - can quickly sense what will help/hinder the accomplishment of a goal - creating focus, eliminating roadblocks and spending time on what is important
  • Tenacity - constantly and consistently pushing self and others for results - can be counted on to deliver results, very bottom-line oriented
  • Customer focus - establishes and maintains effective customer relationships
  • Integrity and trust - is widely viewed as a direct, truthful and trusted individual
  • Teamwork - encourages collaboration, co-operation and trust within and across the team interests


  • Established high calibre development professional


  • Experience of complex development schemes in the UK


  • Experience of operating across a variety of sectors including residential, commercial and retail


  • Proven understanding of the property development process, in particular planning and delivery


  • Demonstrable understanding of end to end construction and the project management process


  • Demonstrable experience in the completion and hand over of high value projects
  • IT literate
  • Relevant degree/professional qualification

What's on Offer

Competitive salary plus extensive package

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