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Senior Development Manager

  • Sector: Real Estate & Property
  • Location: Staines, Surrey
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 23/01/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Are you an experienced Senior Property Developer looking for their next meaningful career move? If so this is a chance to build your career in an organisation that matters to millions. To join a city within a city - to create great experiences for the 210,000 (and counting) passengers who pass through their doors each day. Life with them means exploring unlimited opportunities. Making a real difference to people who are travelling to all sorts of places for all sorts of different reasons.

I am currently recruiting for a Senior Development Manager to join Heathrow Airports Commercial Property Team who are undertaking an exciting new Property Development Programme with a capital plan outlined for the next 30 years, with c£750m investment. Reporting to the Head of Commercial Development you will work as part of an existing team of property professionals and a wider consultant team. You will be part of the business that drives their profitability across everything from property and retail through to passenger services like parking and the aeronautical side of things. It's vital that they create positive passenger and customer experiences and that they make every journey better. You'll help them to get the balance right - not least so they can continue investing in their world-class environment. They're already very successful and, with expansion in the pipeline, this is an exciting time for you to get on board.

Your role will involve, but not be limited to:
* Providing technical expertise and analysis of property matters relating to the Property Development Strategy, formulate solutions and implement recommendations
* Interpreting financial and development viability reports, analyse the results, recommend and deliver actions for the benefit of the programme
* The management of external legal and commercial advisors in developing Development Agreement/JV Partnership models
* The development risk identification and mitigation strategy
* Pre-acquisition advice and due diligence to support bidding for land and property
* Identify suitable development partners, participate in commercial negotiations between parties and make recommendations
* Support production of individual Development Agreements to meet Heathrow's needs from a portfolio, commercial and legal perspective
* Management of external advisors in ongoing development appraisals

The Company:
Heathrow is the UK's premier international airport and one of the world's major hub airports, flying people for business, tourism and to visit friends and relatives around the world. They provide the facilities and services for over 80 airlines flying around 75 million passengers a year to over 180 destinations worldwide and play an important economic role connecting the whole of the UK to global growth. As one of the largest single site employers there are over 76,000 people working there. Join

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Educated to degree level with a professional qualification in property, engineering or construction, ideally RICS or equivalent.
* Vast experience & proven track record in property and development financing and you will have been involved in setting up & delivering projects with joint venture and special purpose vehicle delivery structures across large multi-phased developments
* Up to date and demonstrable knowledge of property, infrastructure and development industries in the UK. Global and airport related development experience would also be beneficial.
* Strong understanding of relevant technical matters, especially project finance, planning and legal agreements, procurement, the processes and procedures associated with these matters and their commercial impacts on the delivery of the project.
* Global and airport related development delivery experience
* Sound knowledge of the design and construction process, particularly for multi-phased, mixed use deve

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