• Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development

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  • Salary:

    £100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Charlie Hemmings

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Charlie Hemmings

Senior Development Manager

Position: Senior Development Manager

Salary: £100,000 to £120,000 plus excellent bonus & benefits package

Location: Central London

Capstone are privileged to be retained by one of London's leading property investment companies focused on delivering high-quality office buildings in Central London, with decades of experience working in London across its senior team. The approach the company takes is that they buy buildings for ever.

Based in Central London the Development team are recruiting a Development Manager to report into the overall head of Asset Management & Development. This role will form part of a lean but very experienced team managing a portfolio of major projects at various development & construction stages. This position will also support the internal investment and acquisitions team. With a strong appetite to invest, develop and in some cases operate, high profile buildings, this is an exciting time to join the business.

The role

  • Support their sustainability story; its critical in everything that they do e.g., building an additional basement to redirect wasted heat to local residential estates, meaning they could never have to pay for electricity again
  • Manage projects from design & planning through to construction and delivery
  • Develop feasibility studies managing external consultants when required
  • Manage a full consultant team on all projects including a Project Management consultant who will be responsible for much of the high-level administration and process
  • Supporting and working on project briefs
  • Engaging and negotiating consultant's appointments
  • Regular internal reporting on project progress
  • Attending design team meetings
  • Attending site meetings
  • Participation in the design, planning, and tendering process
  • Supporting leasing activity

Background & Experience

The candidate must have a construction or real estate related degree and a property/construction professional body qualification with a minimum of 6 years post-qualification 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
  • 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 analytic project reporting and communication skills

If you are passionate about long term property development and truly engaging with the neighbourhood and the people and giving something back, please reach out to find out more.

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