Overview / Responsibilities
Wood is currently recruiting a Development Manager at Principal Consultant or Associate Director grade based in any one of our Leeds, Birmingham, Leamington Spa, or Reading office.
The role holds responsibility for effective delivery of client land disposals, acquisitions and development projects across the public and private sectors.
The successful candidate will lead and direct a development team of technical specialists, ranging from planning experts, architects, engineers and specialists in ground contamination, SuDS, utilities, ecology, historic environment, noise and air quality issues.
The role will require you to ensure Clients are informed of site constraints and provide recommendations on de-risking strategies.
Advise Clients on the development approach to maximise development potential, increase residual land value and optimise the construction / disposal programme.
The role will include developing Land and Development expertise within the business, growing the business by managing successful bids and mentoring less experienced individuals in land disposals, acquisitions and development.
Ensuring a Client scope of work is clear and that development projects deliver the expected outcomes and benefits
Manage Client development projects to achieve timely land disposals, build starts and completions as appropriate
Report de-risking strategies to the Client and offer recommendations based on advice from our technical experts
Report technical advice to Clients on development constraints
Liaise with Property Consultants on the impact upon RLV, IRR and Planning Prospects
Manage multiple public and private sector Clients and development sites at any one time
Ability to plan and adequate resource work
Develop risk management strategies on projects, tailored to project scale and complexity
Interface with Planning Leads, Design Managers and Technical Leads to ensure we meet and exceed Client expectations in the quality of our technical deliverables
Motivate people involved in the project, understanding strengths and weaknesses to achieve a high performing team
Implement project management solutions and standardised tools where appropriate to deliver within time and to budget constraints
Implementing processes which prove value for money to the Client
Accurate estimating and forecasting, including Earned Value Analysis and effective change management
Reporting both internally and externally, including Client and Stakeholder presentations
Identifying issues and implementing recovery plans for projects
Working as an integrated member of Client organisations to support development and implementation of project management best practice
Prepare project management documentation such as Project Execution Plans, Quality Plans, Health and Safety Plans, Stakeholder Management Plans
Contract administration and interfacing with the commercial legal teams
Lead and support in gaining new opportunities and drafting bid documentation
Coordinate technical and administrative teams to develop innovative bid submissions with robust schedule and costing for fixed price projects
Skills / Qualifications
Experience in a planning / architectural / engineering consultancy business
Significant development management experience
Previous experience in leading and directing a development team
Detailed understanding of RIBA Project Stages and Town Planning requirements
Detailed understanding of CDM Regulations and Health & Safety
Knowledge of building and reporting Development Appraisals (including understanding the impacts on and strategies to improve RLV and IRR)
Knowledge of the NEC3 Suite of Contracts
Experience of working at all stages of the RIBA lifecycle
Experience managing the process to de-risk development sites ready for disposal / construction starts
Decisive and able to work well under pressure
Possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Able to co-ordinate work carried out by different people and organisations
Excellent at time management and managing competing pressures from different projects
Use of finance system Agresso
Experience in Project Manager role of NEC3 EEC
Develop and manage schedules in Microsoft Project and / or Primavera
Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (P&D Pathway)
Degree level or equivalent in a Property related qualification
Member of the Association of Project Managers
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We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list) : race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.