Built Development Manager – Montrose Zero4
Crown Estate Scotland is recruiting for a Built Development Manager to join our Property team on a full-time permanent basis. The role will initially be focused on the development of the Zero4 site at Montrose but includes flexibility to be involved in other development projects elsewhere. As such the role will involve a mixture of home working, but with a presence at our Edinburgh office as and when required.
Crown Estate Scotland manages assets on behalf of Scottish Ministers including agricultural and forestry land, most of the seabed, just under half of the foreshore and some commercial property. We invest in property, natural resources and people to generate lasting value for Scotland. We return all revenue profit to Scottish Government.
Our Values of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration and Commercialism help us to put our purpose into practice. They shape how we work, underpin our actions, and help to make Crown Estate Scotland a great place to work.
The successful applicant will have responsibility for managing the development of the Montrose Zero4 site and other investment/development projects as required, through all the development phases from conception to completion, leading on options appraisals, planning and managing developments though the planning and development process up to project delivery. This includes planning applications, site surveys and investigations, development options appraisals, stakeholder engagement, liaison with tenants, Financial Investment Decision (FID), draw down of partner funding and construction.
The role holder will be required to
• Evaluate development options including opportunities through Crown Estate Scotland direct investment and/or in partnership making recommendations accordingly.
• Lead the development and submission/implementation of planning applications, site surveys, development specifications and financial appraisals.
• Act as a key point of contact and manage relationships with planning authorities, development partners, contractors and consultants and key stakeholders for successful project delivery.
• Lead and co-ordinate design team meetings, including management of technical, legal, and financial stages of the development, providing technical advice, and liaising with architects and stakeholders.
• Lead engagement with various proposed client interests /prospective tenants to determine specifications as required working with asset teams and managing agents as required.
• Specify, procure and manage appointments and contracts for planning consultants, design team members, technical specialists, contractors, site investigations, etc. in line with Crown Estate Scotland procurement processes.
• Implement robust project management with appropriate governance, risk management, financial control, resource management, programme management, change control processes, review and reporting mechanisms.
• Prepare reports, Board and Committee papers as required.
• Monitor financial requirements, budgeting and ensure forecasts are accurate and well-maintained.
• Plan and manage local consultation and engagement in relation to project proposals, working with colleagues and consultants, and with active involvement in public meetings as required.
• Ensure compliance with all relevant Health and Safety legislation and good practice in the planning, design and delivery of projects, including Construction Design and Management Regulations.
The successful candidate will need to have a degree or equivalent relating to property development, construction management, surveying or another relevant discipline. Moreover, they will hold membership of a relevant professional body, such as Chartered Engineer or RICS.
Applicants should ensure that they have a track record of full life-cycle delivery of planning and property development projects and experience of development and financial modelling, appraisals and analysis. We are looking for a self-starter with strong negotiation and organisational skills who is able to develop effective and productive working relationships. Experience of preparing and presenting reports to a high standard and having a flexible approach in planning and managing work to meet tight deadlines are also essential.
The starting salary will be £48,033 with potential for future progression as well as eligibility of annual cost of living rises. The maximum salary for this role is currently £58,609. The role offers participation in the Civil Service pension scheme.
The closing date for this role is 5pm on Monday 5th October 2020. Please note that interviews will take place following the closing date.
This is an exciting opportunity. To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter, explaining why you are applying for the role to email@example.com. Please contact the same address for further information on the role and the full role profile.