Location: Kegworth, East Midlands

Location: Kegworth, East Midlands


We are a leading Building and Civil Engineering company delivering high quality construction projects across the UK and Ireland. We have an excellent reputation for investing in our people and for providing a rewarding working environment with a competitive benefits package.

Due to continuing success and growth, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a Development Manager to join our Team in the identification and development of residential and non-residential sites in the Midlands region.


The Role

• To be commercially aware of existing contracts, future tenders and other business opportunities.
• Focusing on obtaining ‘new’ clients and continuing our growth and communication channels with existing key clients and stakeholders.
• Identifying and evaluating land opportunities in order to bring forward land opportunities and new contracts to meet the Company’s and the client requirements.
• Working alongside agents and consultants to bring schemes to fruition.
• Negotiating deals with potential landowners and clients, meet with planners to keep schemes progressing and provide the first stage of financial budget estimates.
• Having a good knowledge of the Planning system and legislation, working closely and engaging with Planners.
• Setting up option agreements with land owners and instruct legal team with option agreements.
• Liaising with Housing Associations to determine interest, housing need, mix and tenure to determine the optimum development value.
• Briefing consultants and commission architects and other consultants as and when required.
• Assisting in planning the Companies work programme.
• Supporting and assisting with the implementation of the new business development plan in line with the business strategy and objectives.
• Developing relationships with key decision makers resulting in long term Partnerships.
• Developing a comprehensive understanding of Our Clients, Our Service Offerings, Our Competitive Landscape and Our sales and Delivery Capabilities.
• Promotion of Company to external bodies or construction events.
• Producing reports and other administrative duties as and when required.
• Participate as a team member, sharing ideas and best practice.
• Maintain Integrated Management System (IMS) requirements, procedures and policies.


The Person

• An experienced communicator with the ability to build client rapport, excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills.
• Must possess strong commercial awareness with an excellent understanding of affordable housing and how they are funded.
• Be able to lead and facilitate meetings at all levels


The Experience

• 5+ years’ experience in one or more of the following:
• development of social housing i.e., as an Area Manager or Project Manager for a housing association with strong contacts in local authorities and planning departments;
• land consultancy, land planning with a strong ability in developing option agreements.
• An understanding of the Planning system.
• Demonstration of understanding budget and cost control.
• An understanding of Housing Association funding and Development processes.
• Have an understanding of Building and Construction.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which we demonstrate through the selection for positions, promotions, and development and training opportunities. We ensure that the talent we source are developed and rewarded to their full potential.

Equality of opportunity will be provided to all persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are pregnant or on maternity leave; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.”

We monitor the community background and sex of our job applicants and employees in order to demonstrate our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity in employment and to comply with our duties under the Fair Employment & Treatment (NI) Order 1998.

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