Development Manager (Planning Bias)

Michael Page Property and Construction
England, London
£70000 - £85000 per annum + discretionary bonus
Closing date
20 May 2021
JN -042021-2564605

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Job Details

Development Manager working for a London Residential Developer with primary purpose to successfully achieve planning consent on multiple schemes with GDVs up to c. £50m.

Client Details

Our client is a well-established property development company with a strong track record in delivering quality schemes in the London Residential market. They currently have an existing pipeline in excess of 2,500 units, at various stages from conception through to construction delivery stage.

The successful Development Manager will be working closely with the Development Director and the wider Development team to ensure the successful deliver of all projects.


Carry out relevant due diligence process and ensure all identified sites have been technically, legally and commercially appraised.

Assist the selection, briefing and appointments of the design consultants.

Lead the preparation and lodgement of planning applications, through to approval.

Be highly conversant with local planning processes.

Effectively communicate proposed planning, urban design guidelines and design intent of project elements to internal and external stakeholders.

Liaise with relevant project team to ensure timely and appropriate delivery of planning reports for integration and coordination with architectural, engineering, ad other planning documentation and seek the appropriate input of relevant technical material to facilitate the production of planning proposals.

Manage discharge of planning conditions.

Prepare project viability appraisals and manage them throughout the project lifecycle.

Select, negotiate terms of appointment, appoint, direct and control consultants to provide design and other professional services.

Together with the Development Director, manage a process of consultation with key stakeholders and the local community. This will include explaining proposals, collecting suggestions and feedback and managing expectations.

Provide input and assistance into the preparation and management of a development programme.

Prepare and maintain inputs for the Project Viability Appraisals.


In order to be considered you must already be operating as a chartered Development Manager within the London Residential market and have a demonstrable track record of obtaining planning consent on multiple schemes.

You will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the property development process, in particular planning.


Job Offer

A competitive salary and bonus package.


Since launching in 2006, Michael Page’s specialist Property consultants have supported a wide range of clients in appointing talented specialist professionals at middle management to board level across the UK.

As we continue to grow, our Consultants become increasingly specialist, enabling them to be ‘subject matter experts’ in their niche within the market and enabling them to provide an unrivalled level of technical and geographical knowledge to our Clients and Candidates.

Based from a network of locations across the UK, our Property consultants work with Landlords, Developers, Occupiers and Consultancies to source interim and permanent professionals across a variety of sectors.

  • Retail & Licensed Leisure
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Residential
  • Local & Central Government

Job Types

  • General Practice Chartered Surveyors
  • Building Surveying
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying / Cost Management
  • Property / Estates Management
  • Property Director / Head of Property
  • Acquisitions/Disposals
  • Land & Development

For more information, career advice or to speak to us about your hiring needs, please get in touch with our Michael Page Property team.

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