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Development Manager | Leading Developer | Essex/London | Up to £75k+P

Development Manager | Leading Developer | Essex/London | Up to £75k+P

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  • Permanent
  • Essex, UK
  • £65,000 - £80,000 +P GBP / Year

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Development Manager | Leading Developer | Essex/London | Up to £75k+P

Our client are a highly successful Tier 1 Developer in Essex. They are a fast growing business with a healthy pipeline of work over the next 5 years. This is an exciting opportunity to work on 2 large mixed use schemes in North/East London.



·        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.

·        Liaise with Land team in completing financial analysis of sites.

·        Complete land acquisition checklists and acquisition approval packs prior to site purchase for approval by Managing Director and Corporate Group. Including preparation and supervision of initial contingency budgets and financial models.

·        Ensure that covenants within option / land agreements are complied with.

·        Oversee the commissioning of topographical surveys and commission any other technical investigations and reports to facilitate the completion of technical investigations.

·        Reconcile title plans against survey.

·        Seek technical advice on demolition, drainage, services, highways and foundations from the technical team.

·        In liaison with the Land, Sales and Legal departments arrange competitive quotes and sales of freehold reversion are to be arranged.

·        Maintain and manage predevelopment spend for option and appraisal sites in conjunction with Land Director.

·        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 architect to ensure comments on drawings are communicated and monitor progress of drawings.

·        Manage the preparation and submission of planning applications / appeals.

·        Liaise with Local Authorities and provide information to architect to enable the design solution to be advanced.

·        Liaise with external Planning Consultants and architects to ensure that programme for planning applications (often set out within options) are complied with.

·        Responsible for co-ordination of multi-disciplinary specialist teams involved in the function of development proposals.

·        Check Section 106 agreements and other planning agreements.

·        Monitor and communicate obligations within planning agreements


Person specification

·        Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality

·        Forecasting using CP12A & DA system.

·        Coordinating activities and third parties to meet deadlines.

·        Managing planning applications

·        Undertaking financial appraisals

·        Appointing and coordinating external consultants.

·        Experience in an Assistant Development Manager role or similar

·        Strong commercial orientation supported by financial modelling and budget control, able to extract maximum value from each project.

·        Capable of working in a team of people and coordinating the different contributors to a project

·        An ability to prioritise and delegate as appropriate, to ensure all aspects of the job are completed to standard and on time.

·        Ability to effectively negotiate, motivate and communicate in order to influence others to ensure that the required programmes are met.

·        A general background knowledge in property combined with a relevant qualification



·        £75,000

·        Company car, car allowance or travel allowance

·        Agile working

·        Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays

·        Private Healthcare

·        Competitive contributory pension scheme

·        Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary


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Job Overview
Land & Planning
Offered Salary
GBP£65,000 - £80,000 +P Per YEAR
Job Location
Essex, UK
Job Type