Michael Page Property and Construction
Opportunity within a housebuilder as a Development Manager to manage the flow of technical and planning information throughout all stages, predominantly with a preconstruction bias from land through to pre-start on site, and then support through the build and sales.
House builder focused on place-making through considered master planning and sensitive house type design. They proudly boast more awards for design and delivery than any other house builder and are in fact themselves the competition.
They have a newly established office in the West Midlands and are looking for passionate employees to join their team in making this region a success.
As Development Manager, you will span the full residential development cycle effectively from land through to sales. Your main purpose will be to procure, collate, review and ensure the smooth flow of information between all the departments at relevant stages and gain approvals as required. Typical duties can include:
Inspect and appraise land opportunities in conjunction with Land team and provide initial feasibility appraisals to enable a decision to be made whether to proceed with an offer.
Ensure that covenants within option / land agreements are complied with.
Provide technical advice on demolition, drainage, services, highways and foundations.
Provide fees for structural and engineering designs for inclusion in feasibility budget.
Monitor progress of application drawings, distribute and collate Development team’s comments, to ensure the most cost effective and suitable design solution is provided.
Liaise with architects, Local Authorities, external planning consultants to ensure relevant information is communicated to all in timely manner.
Monitor and communicate obligations within planning agreements to the Development team
Assist architect in the release and negotiation of planning conditions
Oversee the checking and completion of Section 38, Section 278 and Section 104 agreements
Oversee the checking and approval of wayleave and services agreements
Collate the Pre-Construction Health & Safety plan
Register properties with NHBC / Building Control
Oversee and procure adoption of roads & sewers
*Full job description upon request.
You will have experience working within a residential developer/house builder and be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of house building and its processes.
You will come from and Architectural or Civil Engineering background and have a good appreciation for both aspects.
Capable of working / leading / coordinating a team of people and thus being able to effectively negotiate, motivate and communicate in order to achieve targets and objectives.
Other useful skills include assertiveness, being decisive, flexible, good time management, organised, effective at leading.
You will be able to drive as well as the right to work in the UK.
Competitive starting salary with excellent remuneration package including car/car allowance, healthcare, pension, 15% bonus and more.