Senior Development Manager

Department: Development
Report To: Development 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.

To work as part of a small dedicated team, the senior development manager will be expected to lead their own projects across all aspects of the development process including options analysis, financial appraisals, presenting / reporting, planning applications, design team management, design development, project delivery, contract negotiations, service charges and liaising with leasing, sales and management teams.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Leading on financial analysis/appraisal of development projects and preparing budgets in line with their projects;
  • Accountable for commercial inputs and profitability analysis of their projects;
  • Responsibility for leading residential bulk sales transactions (Includes commercial negotiation and liaising with legal team);
  • Exploiting every opportunity to add value to existing and new developments;
  • Working with the underwriting team in the preparation of the business case for new acquisitions;
  • Presenting to Senior Management and Shareholders on specified projects;
  • Liaising and negotiating with third parties including utility providers, Local Authority, AHB’s, stakeholder groups, resident/community groups etc. as necessary;
  • Liaising with the Sales and Marketing manager with regard to all aspects of scheme designs, branding, marketing and sales/leasing of the development;
  • Managing external professional teams (and associated budgets) to deliver planning consents and design against agreed programme timescales and budgets;
  • Understand existing Planning Consents and negotiate, with the Local Authority, the detailed planning consents for their projects;
  • Discharge of planning conditions;
  • Working with the project management team to prepare the project for construction.

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:

  • Ideally MSCSI/MRICS qualified;
  • Previous experience of taking projects through the planning process;
  • Knowledge of pre-construction, construction and sales/leasing process;
  • Proven experience of residential and/or commercial delivery, with circa 7-10 years’ experience, ideally on medium / large scale projects;
  • Experience leading Commercial/Residential Real Estate transactions.

Core Competencies of the Role:

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills, strong presentation skills;
  • Highly numerate with ability to apply these skills using Excel spreadsheet techniques for development schemes;
  • Commercial understanding of the legal process in respect of commercial real estate agreements (and associated mapping), establishing Development Agreements and applying the terms of the DA’s once they become live;
  • Understanding of Part V process;
  • Good understanding of the ‘due diligence’ process in respect of land development acquisition.