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Melbourne - Permanent

Senior Development Manager – Master-planned Communities

  • Privately owned developer with large land bank
  • Opportunity for career progression within a growing business
  • Take ultimate responsibility for projects and the junior team

The Company

This privately owned diversified developer has a strong project pipeline of Masterplanned Communities in key growth corridors across Melbourne. Operating a flat management structure with a culture of authenticity and community that underpins all their activities, this opportunity will suit a Senior Development Manager who is seeking a dynamic and professional organisation to take them further with their career, or an experienced DM seeking a new challenge and a step up in terms of responsibility. Looking forward it is expected you will become an integral part of growing the internal team.

The Role

Reporting to Development Director, your role will be to oversee a portfolio of master-planned communities in Melbourne’s key growth corridors. This will include managing an enthusiastic development team to deliver on financial outcomes and project vision.


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
  • Manage, guide, and mentor the project team in all aspects of their professional development


To be suitably qualified for this position you will possess:

  • Strong Development Management experience in land development
  • Proven track record of successful stakeholder relationships
  • Well-developed financial ability and commercial acumen, able to prepare and manage detailed feasibility studies and business cases
  • Experienced with front end planning of project launch to market
  • Sales and marketing experience, previous exposure to monitoring and managing active projects
  • A passion for the industry and desire to be instrumental in a growing business

You will become a core member of a small but growing team. The current platform and ambition of this group will offer exciting opportunities both now and into the future.

To Apply, click the link below or contact Jordan Ralph on 0439 088 359 for a confidential discussion.

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Jordan Ralph
0439 088 359