Senior Development Manager

Macdonald & Company
£90000 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2021

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Property, Construction
Contract Type
Full Time
Planning and Development
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity to join a well established, private, city focused, commercial developer as a Senior Development Manager.

The successful candidate will be involved in and responsible for project acquisition, feasibility, design and planning. Working alongside the Project Management team the Senior Development Manager is responsible for the performance of any scheme all the way through to completion and exit. 

The successful candidate will have an overarching responsibility for a scheme’s viability and be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully report to investors and shareholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be involved in the process of site acquisition
  • Determine best value in a scheme and effectively manage the performance of the asset regarding value, programme, cost, finance and exit strategy.
  • Conduct site appraisals, valuations to ensure schemes are both implementable and deliverable including feasibility analysis, providing the business plan, budget plan, and schedule of works related to any project.
  • Lead and manage the design team. Work closely with the architects, engineers, and designers to ensure that all the specific requirements of the project are met
  • Lead and work with the professional planning team to achieve planning. Co-ordinating planning requirements and identifying constraints. This includes third party matters, statutory consents, rights of light, and neighbourly matters.
  • Manage development risks to ensure projects are driven towards the construction phase.
  • Responsible for the marketing and leasing process of any scheme.
Key Competencies/ Profile Specification
  • MRICS qualified with a development background
  • Degree Qualified
  • Experience dealing directly with clients and reporting to key stakeholders
  • 4 years minimum commercial experience within a development environment, ideally client side
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Driven and self-motivated.


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate and built environment sectors globally. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, USA and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, investing, financing or advising on real estate – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks & advisors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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