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Development Manager

  • 62000
  • Residential Development
  • Bedford

We are looking for new talent to join our client to grow their business and become a 5 star housebuilder. They are a new brand in the market looking to make a name in the industry that inspires confidence. With a strong and rapidly growing land bank, allied to significant financial resources, they have both the means and desire to build a bright future for both their customers and their workforce.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly team within their Eastern Region based from their office in Bedfordshire.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate safety objectives/culture through personal actions and communicate H&S best practice throughout the company to maintain a safe working environment;
  • Be cognisant of required site start dates in line with the current Business Plan and manage projects accordingly;
  • Demonstrate a strong commercial commitment to maximising profit by value engineering designs working closely with the Engineering Manager and team;
  • Identify and manage risk within projects, ensure the risk register is regularly updated for review and that consultants incorporate risk assessment and CDM procedures in their designs;
  • Appoint, brief, challenge, assist and manage consulting engineers and other external consultants and agencies in the delivery of cost-effective design solutions;
  • Liaise with utilities providers in proactively obtaining design and cost proposals through to appointment and monitoring recording onsite works;
  • Responsible for the delivery of key information, reports, assessments/status updates, activity analysis and recommendations in relation to the delivery of efficient technical solutions and all regional technical matters to ensure land purchase, planning, pre-start preparations and build activity and commercial value is optimised;
  • Actively manage external consultants to ensure that all pre-and post-development technical information is received, co-ordinated, checked for purpose and efficiency and distributed on time and within budget, liaising closely with Group support teams;
  • Coordinate the communication and distribution of design drawings and specifications to the wider business as a matter of priority using the relevant document management procedures;
  • Prepare and maintain project delivery, implementing ‘stop gate’ milestones and control programmes and maintain tracking documents for the monitoring of progress and for use in providing status reports to the Technical Director and business Senior Management Team;
  • Help prepare and maintain detailed individual project tracking schedules and regularly update & report to the relevant manager on progress against agreed development design delivery programs that meet the Company’s project delivery requirements leading up to and including pre-tender handover to the Commercial Department;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Pretender Health and Safety Plan and temporary works design in line with Principal Designer duties;
  • Coordinate and manage project meetings with consultants and other departments in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring all relevant action points are noted and recorded;
  • Manage the pre-distribution of information and taking of minutes from all meetings together with updated programmes / status reports taking action to ensure that project deliverables are met, and actions is taken to resolve or mitigate current or anticipated issues that threaten critical path;
  • Work in close liaison with the Regional Planning Manager and negotiate where necessary with Statutory Authorities, Local Planning Authorities, Consultants etc. to ensure projects achieve the set objectives and programmes;
  • Invite fee quotations, analyse quotations against budgets and appoint chosen consultants following approval from the Technical Director;
  • Ensure all technical files are maintained and are up to date in accordance with policy and procedures.

About The Candidate

  • 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;
  • Must have experience in dealing with customers both internal and external to improve product specification and design.
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