Development/Project Manager






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We have been appointed exclusively once again with one of Europe’s leading science parks, delivering high-quality commercial offices and laboratories for science and technology-based companies. The Development/Project manager is to provide development management and project management support to ensure successful delivery of projects to programme, budget, and quality. Our client currently have several development and infrastructure projects at different stages of the development and construction lifecycle. The role will involve working closely with the Head of Development to monitor and manage progress and performance across all projects to ensure they are completed and delivered to programme in line with budget and development appraisal expectations. Responsibilities
  • Assist with the management of multiple and concurrent development projects from inception through to construction completion.
  • Procurement of consultants and contractors. Preparation of Request for Participation (RFP) documentation and managing the procurement process.
  • Assist with the management of professional teams including monitoring performance, giving instructions, negotiating, and completing appointments, co-ordinating and contributing to regular project / design team meetings.
  • Assist in the town planning process including stakeholder engagement, local authority meetings, public consultation etc.
  • Assist with negotiation of Section 106 and other relevant legal agreements.
  • Assist in managing the development appraisal for development projects including updating of appraisals throughout project lifecycle from concept to completion, ensuring delivery in accordance with profitability and programme objectives. In particular, monitoring of the development budget and overall project viability.
  • Engaging with consultant teams and contractors in the preparation and implementation of variations.
  • Work in close collaboration with internal teams particularly finance, estate management and asset management.
  • Manage development project budgets and fee trackers and ensure invoices are in line with agreed fee proposals.
  • Assist in project reporting where required.
  • Chair project team meetings.
  • Assist Head of Development in preparing board papers.
  • Undertake due diligence of project costs, specification, scope and programme.
  • Manage project risk and budgets to maximise shareholder return.
  • Understanding of shell and core, CAT A and CAT B fit outs.
  • Engage with and negotiate 3rd party agreements with statutory authorities and manage relationships as necessary.
  • Management of partner relationships (Network Rail, Thames Water, SSE, Local authorities, consultants, agents) as required to support project delivery.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Be an ambassador for our client, including networking, attending events and planning committees.
  • Find a way to balance your involvement in the management of projects to avoid duplication with the SDM.
Person Specification
  • Education to degree level with ideally a relevant real estate, project management or construction management related degree.
  • Good understanding of commercial and life science real estate development, specifically the mechanics of land valuations, development appraisals, design development and planning.
  • Experience in town planning issues.
  • Development and/or project management experience preferred.
  • Commercial focus and acumen.
  • Understanding of development lifecycle, taking buildings from concept stage through to completion.
  • Understanding of development appraisals in terms of inputs required and assessment of project viability and value for money.
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrable experience of managing multiple projects concurrently to deliver agreed outcomes.
  • IT literate in Microsoft Office software tools.
  • Ability to work under own initiative.
  • An eye for detail.
A truly fantastic position for someone keen to work for an exciting client with a grade A property team.  Please send an UpToDate CV to  in addition please do not hesitate to contact me directly for a confidential discussion on 02073181778.


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Jamie Williams


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