Development Project Manager

Development Project Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Development Project Manager to join our team.


  • Maintain strong knowledge of any economic or other relevant external factors which could influence current or future project activity;
  • Provide support and assistance on the l and technical optimisation of operational sites;
  • Support relevant reporting lines in business strategy;
  • Map out preliminary process flow diagrams for the proposed processing plant as part of the project’s development stages;
  • Prepare a responsibility matrix and interface schedule for each project;
  • Prepare feasibility studies and appraisal documents to present to senior managers and board members;
  • Carry out bencmarking and value engineering exercises for CAPEX development projects;
  • Propose strategic projects in response to any improvements, optimisation and growth opportunities, alongside managing tendering processes.


  • Project management qualification or equivalent experience;
  • Able to line manage a team, providing leadership, support, motivation and direction;
  • Able to build good working relationships and liaise at all levels within and outside the University;
  • Detailed knowledge of managing a budget, authorising and reporting on expenditure against the budget;
  • Behaviours that are consistent with our DECS values;
  • Significant experience of the development process including land and property acquisitions, building contracts, design and technical standards;
  • Relevant professional qualification in discipline covering building and construction e.g. RICS;
  • Construction/ property related degree or equivalent experience;
  • Experience in leading projects, meeting budgets and programmes and not relying on others;
  • Demonstrable experience of having seen full projects / programmes through to completion;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a managing a portfolio of new build development projects from initiation to delivery;
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to get things done is essential;
  • Experience in procuring and managing consultants and contractors;
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development;
  • Public sector/local authority experience.