Planning & Development Manager

Department: Development
Report To: Senior Development Manager / Associate Director


Quintain is one of the largest mixed-use developers in Ireland, with a landbank that can accommodate over 9,000 residential units and almost 1m square feet of commercial space. 

The Planning and Development Manager will manage a series of residential led development projects, taking them through feasibility, design and planning stages. The Planning and Development Manager will also input to financial appraisals, contract negotiations, service charges and presentations / reporting to senior management. Collaboration with internal construction, cost and sales teams to prepare the projects for development will also be a key part of the role.  

The Planning and Development Manager will join a small, dedicated team where they will manage their own projects with support from the Senior Development Manager / Associate Director. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Keep abreast of legislation, national and local planning policy (NPF, Development Plans, SDZ, LAP) to guide project proposals;
  • Support and advise the Quintain construction, finance and sales teams in relation to planning elements;
  • Managing external professional teams (and associated fee budgets) to deliver planning consents for select projects;
  • Liaise with the Local Authority, relevant state bodies and stakeholders in seeking planning consents and readying projects for development;
  • Discharge of planning conditions;
  • Working with the project management team to prepare the project for construction;
  • Liaising with the Sales and Marketing manager with regard to scheme designs to ensure alignment to budget and target market;
  • Work with Senior Development Manager / Associate Director and Finance Team on ongoing profitability analysis of own projects;
  • Be aware of and identify opportunities to add value / reduce costs on existing and new developments;

General Accountabilities:

  • Undertake additional relevant duties which fall under the general scope of the role, as directed by your Manager, raising any issues with capacity so they can be properly managed;
  • Remain knowledgeable about Group activities, benefiting from all forms of internal communication provided and acting as a positive ambassador for the Company at all times;
  • Use materials and resources effectively and efficiently to minimise waste and consider the impact of potential actions on the environment before taking business decisions.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A planning or property related degree/ post-graduate qualification, or equivalent;
  • MRTPI / MSCSI qualified or working towards chartership;
  • Previous experience of taking projects through the planning process;
  • Experience working on residential and/or commercial development projects, with circa 4-6 years’ experience;
  • Good understanding of the ‘due diligence’ process in respect of land development acquisition.
  • Understanding of development lifecycle through pre-construction, construction and sales/leasing. 

Core Competencies of the Role:

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills, strong presentation skills; 
  • Have excellent critical and analytical thinking and enjoy problem solving;
  • Commercially astute and results driven;
  • Ability to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders effectively; 
  • Focus on setting priorities, keeping up with deadlines, communication and organisational abilities;
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently;
  • MS Office, MS Excel 

This is an excellent opportunity for the candidate to get exposure to and experience of the entire development process.

If you have many but not all of the above experience, we would like to hear from you as you will be supported by an excellent team of professionals in this role.