Merseyside, North West
Salary & Package: £50,000 - £55,000, plus Company Car or Car Allowance, Pension, Healthcare
A busy house builder seeks to appoint a Development Manager for their North West region, to help coordinate external consultants and provide due diligence on land acquisition sites and planning.
The company started as a small family run business and have expanded gradually over the years creating an enviable reputation, built on quality, customer service and delivering high standards. They are now one of the top 10 house builders building new properties ranging from 1 bed apartments to luxury family homes across the UK.
" Inspect and appraise land opportunities in conjunction with Land team and provide initial feasibility appraisals to enable a decision to be made whether to proceed with an offer.
" Liaise with Land team in completing financial analysis of sites.
" Complete land acquisition checklists and acquisition approval packs prior to site purchase for approval by Managing Director and Corporate Group. Including preparation and supervision of initial contingency budgets and financial models.
" Ensure that covenants within option / land agreements are complied with.
" Oversee the commissioning of topographical surveys and commission any other technical investigations and reports to facilitate the completion of technical investigations.
" Provide technical advice on demolition, drainage, services, highways and foundations.
" Provide fees for structural and engineering designs for inclusion in feasibility budget.
" In liaison with the Land, Sales and Legal departments arrange competitive quotes and sales of freehold reversion are to be arranged.
" Monitor progress of application drawings, distribute and collate Development team's comments, to ensure the most cost effective and suitable design solution is provided.
" Liaise with architect to ensure comments on drawings are communicated and monitor progress of drawings.
" Liaise with Local Authorities and provide information to architect and Development team to enable the design solution to be advanced.
" Liaise with external Planning Consultants and architects to ensure that programme for planning applications (often set out within options) are complied with.
" Responsible for co-ordination of multi-disciplinary specialist teams involved in the function of development proposals.
" Monitor and communicate obligations within planning agreements to the Development team.
Skills & Experience
To be considered for this position you must have the following criteria
" A general background knowledge in property combined with a relevant qualification in Building / Civil Engineering.
" Currently / previously a Project Manager or Development Manager in the construction sector - experience on residential schemes desirable
" Capable of working, leading and co-ordinating a team of people,
" Able to effectively negotiate, motivate and communicate
" Ensure that the required programmes are met.
" Full driving license
" Strong IT skills
For further information please contact Mark Harrison at Bromak on or email on