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Development Manager, Birmingham (JN-73995)

  • Location:

    Birmingham, England

  • Sector:

    Real Estate & Property Services, Commercial Real Estate

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -072021-73995_1627243434

  • Published:

    25 July 2021

  • Expiry date:

    23 September 2021

Client-side Development Manager

Leading UK Developer based Birmingham

Competitive salary & benefits package

Our client is a leading developer looking to grow their Birmingham-based team working on a multi-million landmark urban regeneration scheme.

This mixed-use development is made up of residential, commercial, retail and cultural assets and will deliver a new benchmark for socio-economic benefits for existing communities, via physical transformation.


£55,000 - £75,000 + leading benefits package + car allowance

This role will be responsible for the vision, viability, and value of a development through inception and design stages.

The position will lead for acquisition, development briefing, stakeholder engagement, consultant management, town planning, 3rd party negotiation, and revenue generation processes.

You will be accountable for overseeing and ensuring success of the whole development process, by obtaining necessary planning, legal, financial and 3rd party consents and managing all processes including reporting and approval processes alongside establishing support from all external stakeholders.

You will be responsible for the overall development viability with specific responsibility for revenue and adding value. You will oversee the preparation and execution of sales, leasing and disposal strategies, Building Management Strategy and identification and mitigation of development risks. Ownership of sustainability goals and applying them to a development process to drive absolute zero carbon agenda is crucial to this company.


  • Proven competency to carry out the accountabilities outlined above

  • Demonstrable experience of managing development vision and outcomes in large scale urban regeneration projects and demonstrable understanding of development processes

  • Experience of supporting meaningful and inclusive community engagement processes on contentious development schemes

  • Commercial acumen and negotiation skills

  • Proven exposure to managing 3rd party stakeholders

  • An understanding and appreciation of the contractual relationships between parties (land owners, local authority, tenants, funders and banks)

  • A desire to think beyond physical transformation and drive socio economic improvements for local communities

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Strong people management and issue resolution skills, including the ability to upwardly manage Clients. Partners and Stakeholders, motivate and manage internal and external project teams, and delegate

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (eg property, engineering, architecture, or construction etc)

  • A passion for cities and placemaking

For further information and to apply for the role please submit a copy of your CV in Word format.

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