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For over 50 years we have used our imagination to create the best places, state-of-the-art buildings, thriving communities and ingenious infrastructure solutions. Our journey has taken us across the globe, from Australia to Asia, the Americas and Europe. And along the way we have set new standards by challenging conventional thinking for the better. What makes us different is that we understand and can deliver the whole process - or just part of it - from Investment to Development to Construction.

But most importantly, with everything we do, we leave a positive sustainable legacy for future generations to enjoy...

At Lendlease, our vision is to create the best places. As a Global leader in Property and Urban Regeneration we work with communities, clients, and our colleagues to create positive legacies from funding a project right through to developing and constructing state of the art buildings and infrastructure. We also create vibrant and sustainable residential communities, productive workplaces and destinations.

It's an exciting time within our Development Business in the UK as we grow our existing pipeline of residential, commercial and retail assets. We currently have a number of important vacancies on significant urban regeneration schemes, which offer career defining opportunities for ambitious candidates. This role will provide the opportunity to be part of a team that will deliver a new benchmark for inclusive regeneration and will deliver socio-economic benefits for existing communities, via physical transformation.

Job Summary

The role of the Assistant Development Manager is to assist the Development Manager and Senior Development Manager in formulating the design, development, commercial & delivery vision of a particular plot or project and to be fully responsible for all aspects of this work. Be accountable for assisting the pre-construction project team through the concept, design and conversion process of the plot or project, and to co-ordinate pre-construction activities, including maintaining cost controls and programme performance The key accountabilities and ownerships of the role include (but are not limited to):
  • Provide support in the preparation of planning application material and arrange for planning application(s) to be made and liaise to obtain a planning consent, including liaising with all external Stakeholders in respect of formal and informal external consultations.
  • Provide support in overseeing Project Management, Design Management, Cost Planning and ensuring they meet the overall project objectives.
  • Provide the necessary input to enable a development brief to be converted into a design brief and ultimately a design and risk solution, within an approved commercial assessment, budget, time, brief and planning requirements
  • Assist in management of a project from its development inception (brief stage) to construction contract execution to support the Development objectives and commercial requirements.
  • Assist in management of the conversion process and coordinating and leading the involvement of specialist design and pre-construction support services.
  • Ensure compliance with the brief / authority / customer requirements during the conversion stage.
  • Responsible for managing project risks and opportunities which could impact cost / time / quality and deliverability of the project, contract negotiations and contract forms, coordinating project resources and completing master design and design authority documentation.
  • Responsible to assist in setting and establishing the project conversion programme and delivering to this.
  • Assist in managing the Design fee budget and internal resource budget.
  • Responsible for managing the client project expectations, balancing their aspirational objectives with the commercial constraints.
  • Review all risks associated with their development responsibilities and to facilitate and be responsible for preparing a formal risk register for their area of involvement. To attend if required by the Head of Risk the Risk Forum to review and discuss their risk register.
  • Be responsible alongside other project team members for Health & Safety Management in accordance with Lendlease GMRs. This will include ensuring all statutory responsibilities are satisfied. Health and Safety management is the first priority in all matters connected with the development and that this policy is adopted by all employees, along with managing consultants and contractors working on any part of the project.
  • Be responsible for the preparation of certain legal documentation.


Accountabilities
  • Listen effectively and probe for new and diverse ideas, be open to discussion and new ideas
  • Take ownership of design process during early RIBA stages
  • Manage architects and other consultants
  • Ensure high quality design of buildings and masterplans
  • Oversee the preparation of a concept design alongside financial appraisal requirements
  • Input into development finance models and appraisal methodology, including compliance requirements with Lendlease guidelines.
  • Keep appraisal accurate and up to date factoring in cashflow, key dates, financial information, cost changes, time elements, quality, deliverability and other drivers of commercial success
  • Liaise with Finance Manager and report any changes and contribute to the production of accurate forecasts
  • Work to ensure the financial viability and profit, time/cost/revenue & return of plot or project throughout design
  • Prepare suitable reports which outlines all relevant aspects of the project or specific parts of the project to include programme/costs/revenues/cashflow and key decisions needed
  • Manage an element of a project through the Lendlease governance processes.
  • Drive safe practice, be an advocate for Health and Safety within the team to ensure that its management is the first priority in all matters connected with the development so that it operates within Health & Safety Policy
  • Ensure Health and Safety policy is adopted by all partners, consultants and contractors working on any part of the project
  • Introduce better solutions, lead innovation initiatives, assist in driving the adoption of new technologies and/or smart city thinking into a plot or project
  • Lead by example and create an environment which motivates others to learn and develop to meet their objectives
  • Take responsibility for own learning and development
  • Be responsible for the negotiation of legal agreements and preparation of documentation
  • Liaise with the internal and external parties to obtain legal consents from authorities required to take forward the plot/project
  • Act with a 'can do' attitude to do a better job and continually improve own performance; put drive and energy into achieving results;take action to exceed goals and expectations; use goals to continually improve personal and team performance
  • Suggest and introduce significant improvements to processes, operations and practices
  • Prepare, review and manage programmes effectively to ensure smooth running of a project
  • Ensure that management issues are dealt with for the specific plot or project
  • Work constructively with colleagues within the team and across the broader organisation; gives and obtains co-operation and acts to minimise unproductive conflict within the team.
  • Team player who works with others to build effective team and wider-team relationships
  • Shows respect and shows consideration for others, with ability to work co-operatively towards shared objectives
  • Demonstrate commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, understand, respect, and comply with the Lendlease D&I policy, active opposition to any form of unfair and unlawful discrimination
  • Manage part of the planning application submission or condition sign-off
  • Oversee the preparation of planning application material and arrange for planning application(s) to be made
  • Liaise with partners to obtain a planning consent including liaising with all external Stakeholders in respect of formal and informal external consultations
  • Examine the market positioning and commercial framework
  • Review sector market competition and prepare a project strategy for how the project can respond to the market
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant authorities and key stakeholders at operational level
  • Develop authority approvals strategy prior to commencing an approvals process, considering implications, including technical, press and PR.
  • Establish and manage interfaces with community bodies including government, commercial property and business organisations, and special interest groups.


We aspire to create a diverse workforce by recruiting suitably qualified candidates from a range of backgrounds regardless of age, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin or colour, sex, trans- gender status, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership, or any other group who face disadvantage in our society. As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity we have invested in the external verification for equality, diversity and inclusion and have achieved the Equality Assured Standard accreditation and the National Equality Standard.

We particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in our industry including those who self-identify as women, black, Asian, minority ethnic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/ or disabled.

We build careers, develop skills and invest in people. Imagine what more you can do here.

L endlease is committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer of choice by engaging, enabling and empowering our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. Inclusion sets us all up for success and we particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in our industry including those who self-identify as women, black, Asian, minority ethnic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/ or disabled.
Job Sector
Administration
Job Position
Project Support
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London
Address
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