Birmingham , West Midlands

Development Manager

Full Time , Permanent

Reference number: CON01088

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The Role

Willmott Dixon is driven by quality and customer service and to this day we remain family owned and take pride in our core values. We are passionate about people and have a real focus and drive around continuous development.
We understand the key to expansion is through ensuring we provide development management solutions to our public sector customers. Due to growth we are looking to expand our team and recruit a Development Manager.

This role will work alongside our teams across the Midland and North, working across a variety of sectors with the main aim being to develop a forward order book of opportunities within the Midlands and North.

The Project

The key responsibilities will include:



  • Establish a development solutions pipeline, working in conjunction with the national lead and regional teams to establish key targets and pipeline opportunities
  • Lead the role out of appropriate development models within the regions you support
  • Engage and motivate regional teams to buy in and support the development process
  • Establish and create development management services solutions for customers, and deliver the service through to project completion.
  • Undertake asset management reviews of customers’ existing land / assets and develop feasibility studies on how to make best value
  • Identify land suitable for development in line with the development plans of relevant customers
  • Identify and understand key alternative funding solutions and options
  • Lead and manage development opportunity related bids and feasibilities
  • Lead development launch meeting and provide client brief pack and programme
  • Create and maintain development appraisals on schemes, reporting internally and externally as required
  • Generally work closely with regional preconstruction teams to establish deliverable solutions which achieve relevant margin requirements
  • Manage relevant consultant relationships on projects to ensure deliverable solutions achieved.
  • Identify risks/opportunities and eliminate risk and optimise returns to ensure that projects evolve to meet and better the financial and programme requirements
  • Key account management for key regional development partners / frameworks
  • Monitoring and maintaining CRM pipeline for development led opportunities

Essential and desirable criteria

Ideal candidate:



  • Experience working in a development related function previously
  • A network of customer and consultant contacts
  • Knowledge of funding options and mechanisms would be desirable
  • Experience in running development appraisals.
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability



You can be based anywhere within the Midlands and North patch but must be prepared to travel throughout, depending on your location you may require to spend some nights away from home every week or fortnight.

Additional information

In return we offer: A competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package* including a company pension scheme, company car or car allowance, life assurance, private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements.

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

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