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Development Manager
Posted date [2018-Jan-23] (ID: 66043)

Responsible for the identification, design, approval, contracting, development and project management of new and existing properties (wholly owned or co-owned) Manages developments, refurbishment projects, extensions and alterations. Work on several projects at a time. Performs with a watching brief on behalf of the organization on capital projects including liaising and management of professional teams. 



Project Initiation

·       Procure development rights

·       Appoint professionals

·       Analyse the project requirements and develop detailed feasibilities studies, including both technical and financial input for projects within the overall

·       The organization’s company strategy

·       Review marketing strategy

·       Develop project execution schedules on sound engineering principles within the parameters used for the feasibility studies

·       Prepare the capital expenditure forecast 

·       Assess materials and labour requirements and develop the capital project budget for final approval by the Board

·       Ensure that tenders are properly analysed, evaluated and adjudicated

·       Ensure that tender risk is properly assessed and tender sensitivity analysis is properly carried out

·       Ensure that contractual disputes are properly managed

·       Ensure that cash flow and financial risk analysis are made on a continuous basis

·       Ensure the adherence to safety standards to ensure legal compliance by carrying out safety audits on a regular basis

Development Management  

·       Coordinate and propose prioritisation of projects to be undertaken for approval by the EXCO

·       Is responsible for the planning, approval of and implementation of projects so that the objectives as defined and agreed are successfully completed within the required time, quality and budget.

·       Monitor and control the projects and early reporting of any issues and risks related to the delivery of the objectives, budget, resources or delivery dates

·       Develop and manage an integrated plan for all the projects policies to facilitate strategic alignment and ensure effective delivery of identified projects

·       Produce regular accurate progress reports so that the internal stakeholders are informed of progress and activities on projects

·       Liaise with and involve all internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the projects are integrated into the policies and procedures to avoid overlap of work/functions and ensure also that ownership of the project is transferred successfully to the relevant department on completion of the project

·       Provide advice on prioritisation of projects to ensure that sufficient funds are available for the completion of the projects

·       Interface between external suppliers, professionals and the organization

·       Attend technical meetings with the suppliers and contractors

·       Identify potential risks, threats and conflict situations and minimise the implication on the projects

·       Managing the development yield and ensuring that time and quality is not compromised.

·       Manage project funding sources in conjunction with Finance.

·       Monitor marketing strategy.

·       Facilitate the timeous submission by the other consultants to obtain statutory and regulatory approvals.

·       Manage and administer the contracts and processes including the preparation and coordination of the procedures and documentation to facilitate the practical completion of the works.

·       Complete the project close out including the preparation of necessary documentation to facilitate the effective completion handover and operation of the project.


·       Compile management and board reports. 

·       Prepare monthly development management reports on line projects. 


·       Prepare submissions for the organization’s Board subcommittees 

·       Centres: Chair the monthly Development Management Committee meetings.


·       Appointment of contractors and awarding of tenders in line with Procurement Policy.


·       Attendance of development, project and planning site meetings on designated portfolio. 



·       Monitoring and controlling cash flow forecast and budgeting against actuals. 

·       Assisting with budget preparations.  




·       Registered Quantity Surveyor with the SA Council of Quantity Surveyors or other built environmental specialist     


·       B Sc Degree plus a post qualification degree


·       10 years’ experience at senior level 

Job Title Development Manager
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Posted By The Talent Index
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Location Johannesburg
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Email lesigo(at)
Region Location -> Gauteng
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Property

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