Development Manager - Contract Management (North region)
L&Q Group
Stratford Eye, GB
8d ago

Job description

Development Manager - Contract Management (North region)

Permanent, full time

Based at our Stratford Office, Grove Crescent Road, E15 Competitive Salary

We are looking for a Development Manager to join our South Region team. This is an exceptional opportunity for experienced construction sector professional seeking to advance their career in an expanding business.

The post will report into the Head of Contract Project Management; at present there are no direct reports but as the team is looking to expand quickly there may be management requirements in time.

You will be responsible for project delivery and reporting on a portfolio of contracted projects. Reporting skills are essential as your reports will be used to update the business and inform stakeholders of the progress of our units, ensuring they are ready for delivery within set agreed targets and providing vital information if delayed.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication, networking and relationship management. The role requires strong stakeholder management with internal stakeholder teams such as Sales, PRS, Finance, and Neighbourhood and external consultants, contractors and developers.

We are looking for a commercially focused, innovative thinker and an experienced problem solver to join L&Q and help us to deliver our ambitious plans.

You will need to take on a proactive role and use contract skills to manage schemes, acting as Employers Agent or appointing others in the role as appropriate.

You will be required to assist with the compilation of tender documents and administer build contracts and development agreements.

For this we need someone with exceptional attention to detail, someone who is methodical and logical with their approach to work.

You will be required to positively manage situations to get the best outcome.

Organisation and time keeping is key for this role, you will need to be able to work within tight time restraints whilst maintaining high accuracy and ensuring our robust document management system is maintained.

We would like someone proactive who will continuously review current processes and procedures to identity more efficient / commercial ways of working.

Skills and experience :

  • Extensive knowledge of contract law and the ability to administer, review and modify build contracts
  • Able to demonstrate strong project management skills gained in a similar environment
  • Excellent knowledge of construction and procurement preferably but not essentially developed with the residential sector
  • Demonstrable collaboration, stakeholder management, negotiation and influencing skills at the highest level
  • Able to demonstrate good financial and commercial acumen, including associated risk management skills
  • Experience with project business plans / appraisal models
  • Proven track record in identifying and exercising control over risk
  • leadership / management skills are desirable
  • If you feel you hold the skills and desirable characteristic detailed above then apply today!

    Next steps

    Closing date for completed applications : 14th November 2018

    About L&Q

    L&Q is one of the UK's leading housing associations and one of London's largest residential developers. In December 2016, we merged with East Thames who became a wholly owned subsidiary of the L&Q Group.

    Our combined organisation now owns and manages over 90,000 homes across the UK, is worth an estimated GBP 22 billion and has an ambition to build 100,000 homes over the next ten years.

    Our vision is that everyone should have a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose and commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of.

    At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.

    This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

    In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 24 days holiday per year, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-

    contributory life assurance.

    We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

    We value diversity in all its facets, including gender, dis / ability, age, sexual orientation and identity. When it comes to finding a diverse balance for our senior positions, we have decided to address gender and ethnicity first.

    As such we are committed to offering an interview to at least one BAME and one female candidate for all senior leadership positions if they fulfill the role criteria.

    We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you're interested in part time working or job sharing.

    In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.

    g. a change to working hours - if it's feasible then we'll make it happen.

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