Interim Head of Development

Interim Head of Development

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £750 - £1000 per day

  • Contact:

    Alexandra Wood

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:






Capstone is working closely with a property investor and developer and they are recruiting an interim Head of Development in an advisory capacity to help manage the delivery of its current development projects in the UK and Europe. With their Head Office based in London Fitzrovia, this position sits alongside an existing team of Private Equity, Banking, Fund, Investment and Consultancy professionals who are making a meaningful impact in everything that they do. Since their inception 3.5 years ago, they have made a significant amount of property investments that are underutilised, unloved and have capacity for substantial value enhancement.

The Role:

The key scope of the role will include:

* Advising the board on the delivery of multiple development projects from concept through to construction delivery, supporting their external project management consultants

* Liaison with the team to manage the co-ordinated delivery of the wider commercial activities of each project including securing and administration of third-party financing, branding, marketing and leasing activities

* Assisting with the sourcing and assessment of new assets and development projects, as well as the potential of creating a Development Management business in time

Key work activities to be performed will include:

* Assisting with the production of site development feasibility studies

* The production of budgets and activity programmes to inform development appraisals

* Assisting with development site acquisition due diligence and legals

* Devising development delivery programmes and managing and reporting progress against the programmes

* The procurement and legal documenting of all required third party consultant, contractor and supplier services to facilitate the delivery of the developments

* Securing all required statutory consents and third-party approvals and the delivery of developments in compliance with consents and all related conditions

* The recording and management of all expenditure within approved budgets

* Assisting with the reporting of actual performance against project appraisals

* Assisting with branding & marketing for developments and coordinating with development delivery works

* Regularly reporting internally and to external development partners & funders on progress against programme, expenditure against approved budget and overall performance against the approved appraisal

* Procuring all required insurances to facilitate developments

* Managing the client's health & safety obligations throughout the project

* The safe storing of all key project information to help facilitate the leasing and sale of developments

* The creation and implementation of risk mitigation strategies.

Background & Experience:

The candidate must have a construction or real estate related degree and a property/construction professional body qualification with a minimum of 15 years' experience of the direct project management of development schemes, working as an internal client Project or Development Manager. The candidate must demonstrate the following core experience and knowledge:

* Project programming

* Design and procurement management and securing of statutory consents and third-party approvals

* Management of on-site construction activities;

* Strong technical knowledge of current design, procurement & construction technology

* Good understanding of the real estate development process and appreciation of investor/developer objectives/key drivers

* Good project financial management skills

* Management and leadership of teams

* Risk identification and pro-active management

Key personal strengths:

* Self-motivation with a positive attitude to lead and drive projects to be delivered in accordance with client objectives

* A team player able to lead through the example and respect

* Flexible and lateral thinking to deliver projects

* Attention to detail whilst also able to maintain high level strategic view of key issues

* Clear written and verbal analytical project reporting and communication skills

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Alex on 02037575000or a.wood@capstone-recruitment.com

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