Experience and a proven track record working in housing development level within a Local Authority, Housing Associations or Developer successfully carrying out:
a Development Role
Developing and delivering viable large scale residential developments
Securing detailed planning consent on complex residential developments
Successfully using SDS Sequel and Proval to develop and deliver a viable housing development programme
successful partnership working with a range of stakeholders
the planning, controlling and monitoring of budgets
managing, motivating and developing a project team
To promote, plan, organise and deliver successful Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Housing Development Projects on time, to budget, meet the required quality standard and deliver the agreed performance targets and Corporate Strategy outcomes.
Ensure that programme, quality and cost targets are achieved within agreed budgets and timescales through the effective procurement and contract management.
Secure detailed planning consent and discharge all planning conditions on large complex residential developments to enable construction to commence as quickly as possible.
Lead on procuring contractors in accordance with the Council's legal, finance and procurement regulations to deliver large complex residential developments and ensure best value is achieved.
(The post holder will normally be responsible for one or more housing project or programme but may, on occasion, be expected to carry out additional projects or move to another when a project reaches a conclusion, or as needed.)
Build mutually beneficial work relationships with existing/potential client groups to ensure achievement of objectives, project goals are maintained, and to ensure H&S, CDM Regs responsibilities are met. Assist CDM Co-ordinators in meeting CDM requirements.
To champion customer experience through the promotion of customer and stakeholder engagement in the planning, development and delivery of construction projects/work programmes, empowering and enabling customers/stakeholders to be involved, on how the project, programme is achieved and delivered, in order to maximise customer satisfaction.
Assess and authorise contractual/project payments and accounts ensuring that they are administered in accordance with contracts/council requirements. Act as budget holder for programmes including: setting profiles, monitoring spend, accurately forecasting out turns, life cycle costing, Value For Money, regularly reporting budget & expenditure to Line Manager
Consult with, monitor and check customer satisfaction, including attendance at meetings, events and ensure contractors understand the benefits of customer involvement. Deal with informal & Stage 1 complaints under the council's Fair Comment policy and look to achieve at least 96% satisfaction rating from internal/external customers. Ensure lessons learnt are implemented as part of driving forward improvements to customer experience.
Respond to out of hour's queries from the Emergency Call Out centre as necessary and provide managerial support for the service in the absence of other Managers.
This post is designated as politically restricted under the 1989 Local Government and Housing Act by virtue of the remuneration level being on or exceeding spinal column point 44 or equivalent. This means that unless written exemption is obtained from the Head of