Development Manager

Development Manager


Role Reference No: UK/45/DM

Location: Manchester, UK

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive 


  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Car allowance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • Childcare Vouchers


The Role

BCEGI UK has an exciting opportunity for a Development Manager to join our expanding team in Manchester.

The Development Manager will be responsible for multiple development opportunities across the northwest, working to progress concept into reality.


As a Development Manager, you will support all BCEGI activities, preferably, but not limited to:

  • Encompass all phases of the development lifecycle;
  • Identify, explore and analyse development opportunities;
  • Negotiate with Developers/Partners/Agents in securing new opportunities, ensuring management of relationships;
  • Lead public consultations on developments; gaining support, managing stakeholder relationships and community engagement;
  • Prepare appraisals for development/investment, taking account of GDV, build costs, fees and profit targets;
  • Perform in-depth financial analysis to ensure rigorous investment assessment at all stages;
  • Lead planning applications throughout the planning process, work with the team internally/externally, and secure consent within the budget and programme;
  • Oversee the procurement process; working with the team internally to select, appoint and manage external consultants/contractors, ensuring control of all financial aspects;
  • Produce leasing and marketing strategies for the projects;
  • Ensure successful delivery of the project, creating and implementing a range of strategies to successfully deliver the project;
  • Reflect the values of our business internally/externally.


  • 5-10 years relevant experience as a Development Manager/comparable role
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Construction Management, Project Management or Surveying
  • Professional membership of appropriate level (MRICS/MCIOB)
  • Substantial and proven experience of leading and managing large scale, complex development schemes
  • Substantial negotiation skills
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Proven capacity to work in a challenging and complex political environment
  • Demonstrates the ability and confidence to manage and present to high profile and challenging internal/external audiences
  • Highly flexible and professional approach with the ability to act diplomatically where required
  • Focused on delivery to agreed objectives and standards
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Sound financial knowledge and commercial character
  • CSCS (desirable)


We are always looking for new talent.

If you’ve got the ambition to work for a highly respected, international construction business, as part of our dynamic, friendly and multi-cultural team, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always looking for local talent to work with us on our range of exciting projects across the globe.