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Senior Development Delivery Manager


  • An exciting opportunity for a Senior Development Delivery Manager
  • Competitive annual salary and attractive benefits package

About Our Client

Westminster City Council is an organisation like no other - a flagship local authority in the heart of a global city. Westminster is home to a quarter of a million people and it is also an international centre for government, business, tourism and culture that welcomes more than a million visitors each day.

This is an exciting time to join Westminster City Council's Development team. The development programme is in place to deliver 1,850 new affordable homes over the next 4 years and we are on track to meet this challenging target. Beyond this, a pipeline of additional sites has been identified for a further potential 2,000 new homes.

Westminster City Council has committed to the most ambitious affordable housing initiative for a generation, with plans to deliver high quality affordable housing across the city. The programme is running more than 50 live projects. These range from some of the largest and most comprehensive regeneration schemes seen in central London, where we are investing to make a lasting difference to the lives of our communities, to the smaller infill sites that transform unused space into homes for Westminster's residents.

If you are passionate about delivering high quality projects and world class design, then we want to hear from you. In return, we offer you the opportunity to work in some of the most historic and high-profile neighbourhoods in the country.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Development Delivery Manager to lead the accelerated delivery of development-projects which will deliver the Council's strategic objective and also contribute to the success of the Development team.

Reporting to the Head of Development Delivery, you will lead a team of Construction Project Managers and actively manage the performance of external suppliers. Day to day, you will work with the Contractor\Developer and their design team to ensure design and technical standards and specifications are robustly delivered, ensure all development and construction activities are consistently undertaken in compliance with statutory regulations.

The Senior Development Delivery Manager will work with the Programme Manager to ensure accurate information is provided to support the project reporting cycle, to ensure delivery of consistently strong financial, commercial and robust risk management. Proactively managing contractual disputes and ensuring the Building Contract and or Development Agreement is properly administered are also important.

As the Senior Development Delivery Manager, you will support the Head of Delivery Development ensuring effective client relationship management, ensuring the performance of external project consultants, and also ensuring that Health & Safety and healthy working conditions are promoted across all projects.

The Successful Applicant

To succeed, you will have experience at a senior level in the development/construction industry. You will have a strong understanding of residential development and a track record of delivering complex development projects to time, cost, and quality standards.

You will have led on multiple mixed-use development projects, at project management level in the development/construction sector, ideally as an Employers Agent or in a client role and be able to demonstrate that these delivered successful outcomes. You will have managed resources and you will be able to motivate a team and lead them through the delivery of programmes and projects.

You will be commercially focused, with an in-depth knowledge of procurement of different forms of Building Contracts and development agreements and you will have accurately and competitively procured, and then managed, third-party contracts, maximising value for money for the organisation. You will have the ability to analyse data across projects in respect of cost, spend, progress and quality and to present the analysis clearly and take timely actions to mitigate risk. And you will have ensured that programme and projects were delivered in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, whilst successfully managing risks, achieving project targets and meeting client expectations.

You will be approachable and influential, able to form positive relationships and secure buy-in, and be a self-starter, able to exercise good judgement and be tenacious in pursuing opportunities.

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. If you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) and would like to self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments, please do so.

What's on Offer   

  • A competitive annual salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 30 days Annual Leave per year plus bank holidays (plus an extra day for your birthday)
  • Agile Working
  • A range of other benefits including On-site Occupational Health Service, Occupational Parental Pay and an inclusive Employee Benefits Platform

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