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Senior Development Manager

  • Sector: Land & Planning, Development
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £60,000-£80,000

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Job description

Senior Development Manager 


Bullet points

  • Drive forward major regeneration projects

  • Develop out £1bn mixed-use regeneration scheme

About Our Client

My Client has an extraordinary history, with a reputation for looking at things differently and creating opportunities where none existed. It creates places that matter, drawing on its regeneration and development expertise to create new communities, build quality homes for families and create new jobs through the delivery of industrial and logistics space. In the exciting years ahead, they will be delivering over 15m sq ft of warehouse space and increase residential output by 25% per annum - alongside its major regeneration projects that create employment, education, leisure, retail and residential opportunities. It will be the market leading provider of industrial and logistics, residential and regeneration schemes in the UK.

They are proud of its heritage. Its people, skills and experience are the bedrock of the business and have helped it achieve so much - and it aspires to achieve even more.

The appointment of a new Senior Development Manager in the Strategical Land & Regeneration business unit is an important role in its new national structure.

In this role, you will play an important part in shaping its future, working together to make a great business even better. My Client is creating a culture that is inspiring and inclusive, one where difference is valued, enabling everyone to perform at their best and realise their potential, building and sustaining a business, brand and reputation of which they can all be proud.

Job Description

Working alongside the Development Director you will manage the development of major projects from initial acquisition to development and disposal. Initial focus will be to support the nationally significant Longbridge regeneration scheme.

To date 1,500 homes, 1m sq ft of commercial floor space and over 3,000 jobs have been created through the regeneration of 200 acres. So far the regeneration generates economic and social benefits of over £225m GVA per annum. An investment programme across the remaining 260 acres will complete the regeneration of Longbridge and deliver economic and social benefits of £500m GVA per annum.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help shape the local community. A member of the Major Projects team, you will have an active role in developing and supporting the development of complex, mixed-use, major projects. Your wide ranging will be multi-faceted and responsibilities will include:

  • Development and implementation of major projects, coordinating teams from across the business unit to manage all aspects of the development programme.
  • Helping to establish the strategic brief and business case
  • Leading and facilitating cross-functional project teams
  • Programme governance
  • Project planning, including producing and monitoring the detailed project plan
  • Co-ordinating the risk and opportunity management process
  • Monitoring and advising upon project finances
  • Preparing formal project progress and other reports
  • Act as interface between the client and external consultants
  • Working alongside Planning to liaise with external bodies to achieve planning permission
  • Instigating, reviewing and challenging design proposals
  • Liaison with the Construction team and monitoring of construction processes
  • Contribute to the identification and securing of new development opportunities

The Successful Applicant

The Senior Development Manager will likely have:

  • Strong experience operating in the Major Projects area, preferably with a developer, consultant or agent
  • RICS qualification
  • Experience in pre contract Project management / Development Management
  • Multi sector experience - commercial, residential, industrial and logistics, retail / leisure
  • Able to lead a team to achieve common goals.
  • Good commercial acumen.
  • Good communication and relationship skills.
  • Strong collaboration ethos and values.
  • Ability to analyse and organise complex information and establish.
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of wider team.
  • Enthusiastic self-starter looking to progress their career
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills

What's on Offer

c. £60,000 - £80,000 Salary + Car allowance + competitive bonus and benefits

Please contact Darren Butland at

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