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Melbourne - Permanent

Development Manager – Land

  • Full life-cycle role working on mid-large scale community developments
  • Long-term career move with a leading Property Developer
  • Exclusive to Kingfisher Recruitment

The Company

This privately owned Land Developer has a strong project pipeline of master-planned Communities in key growth corridors across Melbourne. Following another recent major acquisition they require an experienced Development Manager to join their team in a newly created role. Operating a flat management structure and a culture of authenticity and community that underpins all their activities, this opportunity will suit a Development Manager who seeks autonomy, accountability and an innovative and entrepreneurial environment.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Development Manager, your role will be to work on the development of master-planned communities in Melbourne’s key growth corridors. This will include taking ownership of the feasibility, planning and design to ensure projects are closely monitored and are tracking in line with desired outcomes.

The Responsibilities

The role will include:

  • Working through front end feasibility analyses for current and upcoming projects;
  • Appointment and management of consultants to review design and construction documentation;
  • Management of the town planning process including preparation of submission to council authorities through management and liaison with external Town Planning consultants;
  • Management of the tender process including review of tender submissions from contractors and providing recommendations for appointment;
  • Assessment and approval of progress claims and variations from contractors in accordance with the head construction contract.


To be suitably qualified for this position you will possess:

  • Strong stakeholder engagement experience in the land development arena;
  • Well-developed financial abilities, and ability to prepare and manage detailed feasibility studies and business cases;
  • In depth experience in managing town planning processes including dealing with planning consultants and council bodies;
  • Sales and marketing experience, previous exposure to monitoring and managing active projects;
  • Experience in staged delivery managing contractors through construction including monitoring of cost, quality and time. A background in civil construction will be highly advantageous;
  • A passion for the industry and a high level of enthusiasm.

You’ll become a core member of a small but growing team and progress into a leadership position in the future.

How To Apply

If you are currently an experienced Development Manager looking for a new challenge, click the link to Apply or call Jordan Ralph on 0439 088 359 to discuss in further detail.

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Jordan Ralph
0439 088 359