Principal Development Manager x2 – Property

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Principal Development Manager x2 - Property

Enfield RQ683255

Posted: 21st September 2022 11:34
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £70,000 per annum depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours



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Principal Development Manager x2 - Property   

Job Ref: Enfield RQ683255   

Pay Rate: up to £70,000 per annum depending on experience   


Enhanced DBS required for this role 

Experienced Principal Development Managers who will manage, develop, acquire and dispose of primarily commercial property and promote land for mixed-use development. Duties will include negotiating development and conditional sale agreements, managing joint venture relationships, funding agreements, agreeing Heads of Terms for property acquisitions and disposals, instructing and monitoring external agents and working with the Council’s external consultant teams on promoting land for development through the Local Plan process. The successful candidates will be responsible for a portfolio of projects and workstreams, working within a small, dedicated team which reports to the Head of Strategic Property Development. You will work collaboratively with colleagues in Strategic Property Services, Legal, HRA, Finance and other departments, to maximise asset value and generate new revenue streams or capital receipts through the team’s external market-facing activities, raise standards and support service delivery   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Manage acquisitions & disposals, area and service reviews to drive opportunities for redundant, surplus or underperforming property assets. 
  • Ensure technically complex and/or high-profile schemes comply with Council policies, procedures and relevant legislation. 
  • Report and document asset disposals and use expert knowledge to inform decision making. 
  • Ensure appropriate due diligence and reporting on acquisitions and disposals. 
  • Promote change of use of Council land & buildings through the Local Plan process 
  • Manage delivery of schemes that meet the Council’s corporate objectives. 
  • Identify opportunities across corporate departments and provide pre-contract property advice including: capital development programme reports, initiating new projects to satisfy occupier needs or enhance asset performance, carrying out financial appraisals, advising on development briefs, planning matters and applications, marketing of properties including grant of development leases, preparing valuation appraisals and evaluating procurement & delivery options, development finance and funding options. Where appropriate advice on Landlord & Tenant negotiations. 
  • Maintain regular capital programme reports, highlighting progress, risks & outcomes. Identify and escalate any budget risks. 
  • Lead projects, prepare project scope and targets and produce feasibility studies to support a business case for service needs or opportunities. 
  • Provide effective management of programmes and development schemes ensuring co-ordination of resources, key dependencies and risk management strategies 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Hold a relevant property related degree (RICS Approved) or equivalent professional property qualification 
  • Must be a Member or Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS or FRICS) and have several years post qualification experience 
  • Working knowledge of IT systems, including MS Office, appraisal programmes, data bases & relevant software 
  • Experience of successfully managing performance and providing clear constructive feedback 
  • Experience of successfully implementing plans and projects to time and budget 
  • Experience in negotiating development agreements, joint venture agreements, Heads of Terms for property acquisitions and disposals, instructing and monitoring external agents to acquire or dispose of surplus land and property assets, compulsory purchase 
  • Previous asset/estate management experience in commercial/public sector surveying including, valuations, acquisitions, disposals and regeneration projects 
  • Ability to engage, coach and motivate teams and set clear targets and expectations 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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