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Development Manager

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Vacancy Description


The objectives of this appointment, Development Manager, you will promote land opportunities through the planning stages focusing on Southern England. You will help in the identification and acquisition of strategic land opportunities for this House Builder. In meeting its strategy and objectives, the Development Manager will work closely with the Strategic Land Director.

Your responsibilities within this role can be highlighted as follows:

Source, identify and appraise sites for acquisitions, through negotiating agreements or options with landowners. You will lead and coordinate acquisition negotiations including the preparation of all support documentation that be may be needed. You will be extensively involved and manage the bid process coordinating both internal and external professionals. One of your objectives will be to prepare and develop a business case for presentation to the Board for taking each opportunity, you will oversee the project from its inception to completion.

You will assume responsibility for a number of projects both in place and those that are identified in the future as well as source new opportunities. The successful candidate will ideally be qualified (RICS/RTPI) but must have gained extensive experience in the acquisition of and subsequent promotion of strategic land through the development environment. You must be a definitive self-starter, motivated and possessing considerable flair and ability in sourcing “off-market” opportunities for residential, commercial and/or mixed-use development.

You will be able to identify issues and to think ahead in terms of identifying and finding resolutions. You will use your better judgement to consider options, appropriate alternatives and priorities. Critical to your success is to balance risk and reward and make decisions after due evaluation.

Ultimately you will channel your energy towards successful completion of projects, managing the process and inspiring both internal and external colleagues in the execution of your duties. You enquiring nature will always challenge the norm; demonstrating intent and as importantly, taking accountability for your own actions.

For Development Manager opportunities in both Commercial and Residential sectors across the UK, then please call Thomas Jeffrey on 0370 243 0053 and we'll keep you advised of new opportunities.

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