Senior Development Manager (Property, Residential) WJGS82735

Watkin Jones
W1J 8AJ, London (Greater)
Excellent Salary
28 May 2019
25 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Development Director, the Senior Development Manager will work within the Development team at Watkin Jones, a specialist Developer and Operator in the student accommodation and build to rent sectors. You will support the Investment team during the appraisal and acquisition stages and undertake and advise on technical due diligence to inform the development appraisal, with the support of internal colleagues and external consultants.

The Senior Development Manager will also lead on the appointment of consultant teams, manage the design process to maximise scheme efficiency, oversee planning applications, manage third party issues and prepare schemes for handover to internal construction teams.

About You

We’re looking for a Senior Development Manager who has previous experience with a housebuilder, build to rent and/or student accommodation developer. Experience of site appraisals, technical due diligence and appointing professional teams is essential, as is experience of maximising design efficiency, managing the planning application process, negotiating S106 agreements, discharging planning conditions, managing third party matters and managing detailed design and procurement process.

Direct experience in a client development management role is essential but we will also take into consideration candidates with a PQS background who have switched to development management.  Post contract experience would be a distinct advantage but is not essential.

About Us

Watkin Jones Group plc is one of the UK’s leading construction and development companies with nationwide developments. Established in 1791, we have grown steadily over two centuries to become one of the most successful and respected names in the property development and construction industry. We are highly experienced in delivering new developments, ranging from purpose built residential in the form of student accommodation and build to rent, commercial and retail units, and housing developments. We have successfully delivered more than 34,500 student units throughout the UK since 1999.

Why Join Us?

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you some extensive benefits which include; 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing after 2 years’ service by 1 day up to a max of 29 days per annum), discretionary annual bonus, lodge allowance, discounted gym memberships, corporate summer party, medicash and a 5% company matched contributory pension.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.