Development Project Manager

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    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package

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    Rashani Johnson

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Panoramic Associates are delighted to have partnered with a well-respected forward thinking Housing Association to support them with their search for a Development Project Manager.


  • Negotiate land / building acquisition and construction contracts to deliver best value for money for the association;
  • Manage the acquisition process of land and property;
  • Formal appointment of contractors, consultants, Solicitors, Valuers, site investigation reports, site surveys etc. in line with OJEU and Housing Associations procurement policy and procedure;
  • Oversee the preparation of design work and the planning process for new developments;
  • Produce cost estimates, schedules of work, tender and contract documentation;
  • Prepare and maintain scheme appraisals and cashflow forecasts within the parameters of annual budgets, forecasts and targets. Using the association's appraisal and cashflow management software Proval & Sequel;
  • Liaison with Consultants, Solicitors, Valuers, Local Authority, Homes England Officers, Contractors and Developers.
  • Liaison with all internal departments to ensure effective communication;
  • Financial management of projects, including coding and payment of invoices and monitoring of cashflows to ensure they remain within approved budgets;
  • Undertake contract management and administration, including attendance at site meetings and progress review site visits;
  • Monitor and report on the risks associated with schemes;
  • Maintain and update records on an ongoing basis in line with the Development Procedure Guide, including learning collated;
  • Completion of Project Journal and KPI workbook to create a brief, set objectives, monitor progress and review success of schemes;
  • Prepare written reports for approval by Executive Directors and/or Board of Management;
  • Administration of scheme developments, ensuring all development administration takes place to agreed timetables and budgets, and in accordance with Development Procedure Guide and the Homes England audit compliance checklist;
  • Sharing of information with internal departments through appropriate channels at handover such as Sequel property attributes, H&S files, address schedules, warranty information, etc.;
  • Prepare/obtain and complete the input of all information required for the Homes England IMS system;
  • Preparation of files for audit and for submission to lending authorities
  • Managing schemes during the defects liability period, including following up reported defects and liaising with customers and contractors;
  • Review customer satisfaction outcomes on projects to ensure the customer journey is understood and a positive experience of moving into their new home;
  • Where appropriate assist colleagues with information gathering, investigations, warranty claims and rectification works related to latent defects;
  • Assist with continually reviewing and improving the Development Procedure Guide in line with lessons learnt on projects;
  • Assist in the preparation of bids for funding within agreed timetables;
  • Assist in the identification of new development opportunities to assist the organisation in meeting growth targets, supported by maintaining a strong network of contacts;
  • Assist in the preparation of feasibility studies and financial appraisals for potential new developments as appropriate and also assist with the preparation of options appraisals on existing stock;


  • Previous experience in a property development role.
  • Project management experience and track record of delivery on time, on budget and to high quality standards.
  • Knowledge of the property development process, the built environment and principles of good design.
  • Knowledge of building contract procurement and contract management.
  • Ability to produce development appraisals.
  • Experience of working within a prescribed framework but ability to think creatively to resolve problems.
  • Ability to liaise with other Departments to ensure delivery of wider corporate goals.
  • Ability to produce accurate and concise reports; including cashflow reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-sufficiency in terms of admin.
  • Experience of generating new business opportunities.
  • Familiarity with Homes England's requirements.
  • Understanding of housing market dynamics.

If you are interested in discussing this role in more detail please get in touch with Rashani Johnson on 0117 332 8090 or apply via this advert.