May 01, 2024

Development Manager

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  • Brentwood, UK

Job Description

We have a new opportunity for a Development Manager to join our team within Vistry East London, at our Brentwood office in Essex. As our Development Manager you will be responsible for managing and ensuring overall financial viability of development is maintained and always controlled. You will support the Regional Development Director and Associate Development Director in the efficient running of the business, and lead and support the pre-construction process via the project team from handover to completion. We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements. Let's cut to the chase, what's in it for you... Competitive basic salary and annual bonus Company car, car allowance or travel allowance Agile working possible (dependent on role) Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays Private Healthcare Competitive contributory pension scheme Life assurance - 4 x your annual salary Share incentive schemes Employee rewards portal with many more benefits... In return, what we would like from you... Behave in line with our company values - Integrity, Caring and Quality Forecasting using CP12A & DA system. Coordinating activities and third parties to meet deadlines. Managing planning applications Undertaking financial appraisals Appointing and coordinating external consultants. Experience in an Assistant Development Manager role or similar Strong commercial orientation supported by financial modelling and budget control, able to extract maximum value from each project. Capable of working in a team of people and coordinating the different contributors to a project An ability to prioritise and delegate as appropriate, to ensure all aspects of the job are completed to standard and on time. Ability to effectively negotiate, motivate and communicate in order to influence others to ensure that the required programmes are met. A general background knowledge in property combined with a relevant qualification More about the Development Manager role... Inspect and appraise land opportunities in conjunction with Land team and provide initial feasibility appraisals to enable a decision to be made whether to proceed with an offer. Liaise with Land team in completing financial analysis of sites. Complete land acquisition checklists and acquisition approval packs prior to site purchase for approval by Managing Director and Corporate Group. Including preparation and supervision of initial contingency budgets and financial models. Ensure that covenants within option / land agreements are complied with. Oversee the commissioning of topographical surveys and commission any other technical investigations and reports to facilitate the completion of technical investigations. Reconcile title plans against survey. Seek technical advice on demolition, drainage, services, highways and foundations from the technical team. In liaison with the Land, Sales and Legal departments arrange competitive quotes and sales of freehold reversion are to be arranged. Maintain and manage predevelopment spend for option and appraisal sites in conjunction with Land Director. Monitor progress of application drawings, distribute and collate Development team's comments, to ensure the most cost effective and suitable design solution is provided. Liaise with architect to ensure comments on drawings are communicated and monitor progress of drawings. Manage the preparation and submission of planning applications / appeals. Liaise with Local Authorities and provide information to architect to enable the design solution to be advanced. Liaise with external Planning Consultants and architects to ensure that programme for planning applications (often set out within options) are complied with. Responsible for co-ordination of multi-disciplinary specialist teams involved in the function of development proposals. Check Section 106 agreements and other planning agreements. Monitor and communicate obligations within planning agreements Finally, let's tell you a bit more about us... At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do. We're proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We're also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we're making Vistry. #LI-HA1 Benefits Agile Working Offers a flexible way of working. Annual Leave Enjoy 28 days' holiday plus all UK Bank Holidays. There are options to carry leave forwards and buy up to 5 days. Pension with Legal & General Eligible employees are auto-enrolled. You contribute 4%, we contribute 6%. Salary Sacrifice and options to increase contributions available. Volunteer Days With 2 paid volunteer days a year, you can give back to communities and charities

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