Assistant / Development Manager

Vertical Recruitment Solutions Ltd
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are working with an award winning Developer in the search for an Assistant Development Manager to be based in Manchester.

Our Client owns and manages a highly diversified portfolio of direct and indirect investments with a focus on key target sectors: Commercial, Office Buildings, Shopping Centers and Residential Development.

The successful candidate will have a degree in a related property field and be working towards gaining Charter status MRICS

The main duties of the role include:

  • Assist the Development Team with the investigation and viability of potential property acquisitions and identify any problems prior to purchase.
  • Identify opportunities to reconfigure existing accommodation or rework planning consents to maximise return and reduce risk of potential property acquisitions.
  • Work closely with the Development Team on developments to fully research, understand and resolve such as (but not limited to):
    • Planning
    • Title
    • Design
    • Cost and viability
    • Market
    • Environmental
  • Assist the Development Team in the appraisal of abnormal costs and preparation of viabilities for speculative development.
  • To appoint, brief and manage specialist consultants in all design and technical work to achieve the company’s design requirements and maximise return on capital employed.
  • To ensure all appointments have a quotation before an order is placed and ensure the fee costs are monitored against the quotation.
  • To plan and manage the development lead in process to achieve a start on site in line with budget and contractual obligations.
  • To create and retain relationships with statutory bodies and local authorities.
  • To influence the design process to achieve cost effective commercial outcomes.
  • To identify and advise on development opportunities within the existing residential and commercial property portfolio to maximise short and long term investment returns.
  • To track post-development planning obligations and conditions to ensure compliance with legal requirements, and advise Property Management Team on any specific actions required.
  • Assisting the Property Management Team in the instruction and undertaking of technical surveys and works throughout the residential and commercial property portfolio.
  • Assisting the Development Team in other activities that are required as part of the business.
  • Produce or amend legal plans, constraints plans and other details (not requiring designer public indemnity insurance) in AutoCad and PDF format.

    For further information or to register your interest please contact James Adamson at Vertical Recruitment.