Senior Development Manager

Location London, London Job Type Permanent
Salary £80000 - £90000 per annum + Plus Bonus Sector Land and Development

Senior Development Manager - Client-side developer

My Client is one of the UK's leading house builders who has helped shape one of the most exciting cities in the world, London.

The Senior Development Manager will be responsible for the delivery of new residential led mixed-use sites, from site identification and acquisition, through all aspects of the design and planning process. The DM will be accountable for the project's financial returns and meeting program milestones.


  • Responsible for identification, negotiation and acquisition of new sites.

  • Appoint the project team, including architect, town planner and design consultant team.

  • Prepare and manage consultant fee schedule. Ensure invoices are processed in a timely manner.

  • Ensure the design maximises efficiencies, adheres to the project brief and incorporates input from sales, construction, and commercial teams.

  • Engage with the Local Planning Authority (LPA) and set up the Planning Performance Agreement.

  • Work with cost planning team, monitor budgets and undertake value engineering when necessary

  • Manage financial viability and update on a regular basis (i.e. residential revenue, construction costs, programme, consultant fees, and land costs).

  • Finalise and submit Planning Application, including Affordable Housing Offer

  • Manage Rights of Light ‎studies with consultants, negotiating compensatory payments and securing insurance as appropriate.

The Individual

  • Experience delivering high rise residential projects, large master planned communities and urban regeneration projects, from acquisition through planning approval to practical completion.

  • Knowledge of planning and development activities, including design processes, relevant codes, policies, national standards and sustainability issues.

  • Good organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise work effectively and drive a development programme.

  • Good communicator (both written and verbal), with strong analytical, negotiating and financial skills.

  • Enthusiastic, proactive and driven individual, with good interpersonal skills, who is able to work as part of a team and autonomously.

  • Strong influencing skills and confident in developing and maintaining relationships with consultants, contractors, Local Planning Authorities and internal stakeholders.

  • Computer literate - at a high standard with Microsoft Word, Project and Excel.

For more information or to apply for this role please contact or call on 020 3056 0289.

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