Development Manager


To manage and deliver a range of development sites through the development appraisal and planning stages. To work closely with our clients and in-house professional services, and manage external resources to achieve combined project goals.


Your accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the Development Team, supporting the business, team and colleagues to achieve maximum potential
  • Coordinate and manage both internal and external resources to achieve planning consents on residential developments
  • Work with clients to deliver diverse and interesting housing schemes and take sites through from feasibility to planning approvals and beyond
  • Input into how we deliver projects and feedback regularly to the client on what is best for them next
  • Link with other discipline teams in the business to assemble necessary support for project delivery
  • Work proactively and flexibly to support delivery across the service with commercial and solution focus
  • Take ownership for own personal development, and become a trusted partner to our clients


Business delivery:

  • Plan and manage projects in a robust and systematic way, taking ownership of all related issues ensuring resolutions are found efficiently
  • Deliver all projects on time, within budget and scope
  • Look at the bigger picture, and assist clients with managing their assets and delivering transactional elements
  • Co-ordinate internal resources and third parties for the execution of projects, ensuring resource availability and allocation
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
  • Manage project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Manage and undertake projects of a high level of complexity and financial value.
  • Look at the bigger picture, and assist clients with managing their assets
  • Hold an awareness of BIM software and delivery which are utilised by the design studios.


Business strategy:

  • • To have a sound understanding of the Concertus strategic business plan, providing support accordingly
    • To ensure that Development team delivery supports wider business goals and the expansion of the business’ commercial performance


Business development:

  • To support the commercial performance of the Development team by maximising own productivity and efficiency, providing exceptional service to increase repeat custom and networking effectively to win new work
  • To work proactively to support delivery across the professional services with a commercial and solution-focused mindset


It’s essential you have:

  • Experience as either a Development or Technical manager in the Construction industry
  • Degree level qualified and preferably with professional qualifications e.g. MRICS, RICS, RTPI or similar
  • Strong organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking
  • Experience of dealing with Planning officers and departments
  • Experience of working with or for developers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and an awareness of design and property software



  • Create a positive first impression of Concertus and deal with all contacts professionally
  • Manage strong relationships with the client and stakeholders
  • Handle any complaints effectively to limit business impact
  • Ensure all client relationships are handled in line with our Exceptional Service values (overleaf)


How you act:

  • Professional, friendly and honest – Builds good relation-ships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
  • Attention to detail – Able to deliver clear and accurate information
  • Team worker—Able to work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for clients and stake-holders
  • Service Delivery—You focus on delivering a service which represents our Exceptional values (overleaf)
  • Initiative—You are proactive and innovative to improve how we do things
  • Well organized—You plan and prioritize your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
  • Willing to learn—You want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role and help the business progress
  • Flexible attitude—You are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service

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