Development Manager

Job Title: Development Manager

Location: Bedford

The Client are looking for Development Manager to join their Technical Team.

Responsibilities:
, Manage workload allocation and progress to meet business objective
, Produce project status reports for Pre-Construction Manager to be able to produce management reports for Technical Director.
, Critique information received from consultants (layouts, elevations, house types etc) to ensure optimum financial return on all sites.
, Demonstrate business objectives and culture through personal actions.
, Monitor legislative and regulatory changes and ensure that new sites are reflective of all necessary design and planning standards
, Develop and maintain strong relationships with appointed architects, engineering consultants and other specialists.
, Manage the production and submission of planning applications on pipeline sites, including the collation of all associated reports and other documentation
, Be cognisant of required site start dates in line with the current Business Plan and manage projects accordingly Visit all sites prior to commissioning any layout or planning-related work
, Maintain, develop and promote the relationships by being visible and approachable.

Also arranging and chairing design team and pre start meetings.
, Set targets for consultants to include increasing levels of efficiency and output toward meeting business objectives (plotting densities, material choices etc).
, Encourage and promote junior staff, co-operation within multi-disciplinary project teams and team work ethos.
, Demonstrate a strong commercial commitment to maximising profit, remaining conscious of cost implications of design-related decisions.
, Prepare and maintain technical fee budgets and manage works within agreed budgets where applicable.
, Identify and manage risk within projects.

Ensure risk register is regularly updated for review and comply with standing orders.
, Comply with H&S standards, best practice, planning and technical procedures.

Individual:
, You must have an excellent design ability and details technical knowledge of planning, technical, architectural, civil engineering, and building construction is essential together with experience in the delivery of code for sustainable homes solutions.
, You will have experience in Authority and Utility Design requirements together with associated legislation within the construction industry.
, Previous experience in delivering private and affordable projects and managing a number of complex developments concurrently.
, You must have experience in managing teams, setting targets and maintain good relationships.


The Client offer the opportunity to grow and develop your career with a successful and progressive organisation, a highly competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Please contact David Boon on 01242 244 767 or davidb@strata-recruitment.co.uk




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