Posted November 29, 2017

Senior Development Project Manager

  • Employer Lendlease
  • Location London
  • Salary On application

At Lendlease, our vision is to create the best places.  As a Global leader in Property and Infrastructure we work with communities, clients, and our colleagues to create positive legacies from funding a project right through to developing and constructing state of the art buildings and infrastructure. We also create vibrant and sustainable residential communities, productive workplaces and retail destinations, with current projects including the International Quarter London, Elephant Park and Deptford Timberyard.

It’s an exciting time within our Development Business in the UK as we grow our existing pipeline of residential, commercial and retail assets. We currently have several important vacancies in the very early stages of one of our most significant urban regeneration programmes, which offers career defining opportunities for ambitious candidates.  This role will give you the opportunity to be involved from the start,  part of a team that will deliver a new benchmark for inclusive regeneration, that will deliver socio-economic benefits for existing communities, via physical transformation. 

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Overall lead for development project management across the intregated project and/or large plot. Overseeing Project Management, Design Management, Cost Planning, and integration of the same, and all design/technical consulting, buildability and other pre-construction services necessary input to enable a development brief to be converted into a design brief and ultimatley a design and de-risked  solution that can be guarranteed and delivered by the preffered contractor within approved commercial assessment, budget, time,  brief and planning requirements.

Will ensure adherence to a process that does not allow buildings to progress through any gates (planning, sales, leasing, budget price, contract price etc) without being confirmed as deliverable, in line with vision, brief and business plan / commerce. This role reprents the discplined conscience that restores balance to scheme development and facilitates the resolution of the many competing drivers that pull against the completion of a scheme meeting all of its hurdles.

To liaise and work closely with the Pre-construction team (principle/main contractor) to ensure the development/project is set up to be seamlessly delivered in line with the agreed deliverables such as cost/budget, time and quality

The role represents the glue between the Development process and the Construction process.  A champion of transparency, must seek to understand the broader development context and seek to bring design and build solutions that serve the wider Lend Lease agenda.

ACCOUNTABILITIES - OVERALL

  • To support the Development objectives & commercial requirements, manage and co-ordinate the specialist, design, cost and preconstruction support services during the conversion phase of a project from its development inception (brief stage) to construction contract execution

  • Responsible for managing project risks and opportunities which could impact cost / time / quality and deliverability of the project, contract negotiations and contract forms

  • Responsible for co-ordination of required project resources including managing the process of consultant selection (facilitating the input of others) and managing the external design fee budget and internal resource budget during conversion

  • Ultimate owner of the program in conversion. Responsible for establishing the project conversion programme including co-ordinating the inputs of other functions and managing and delivering to this, including change control. Work with the DPM - Delivery Manager and Construction Planning Manager to integrate procurement and construction programming and sequencing into the overall development program

  • Responsible for managing the client project expectations (Development Manager and/or Owners), balancing their aspirational objectives with the commercial constraints

  • Responsible for proactively running workshops with key contributors (Development and Construction) to ensure there is consistent appreciation for the priorities of needs vs wants and to develop the concept through particular design challenges or value engineering maintaining quality requirements. Challenge the project team to achieve efficient and the optimal response to the brief in the context of time and risk imperatives

  • Responsible for facilitation of establishing the Incident & Injury Free and sustainability strategy for the project under management and delivering it with in the design and product created.

  • Manage and ensure delivery to the Lend Lease GMRs during conversion including active facilitation and management of the ROAD and Principal Designer process to eliminate hazard and risk in development, construction and operation

  • Ultimate Owner of the design and cost plan process in conversion. Responsible for managing the design within the cost plan and commercial development parameters including change control during the conversion process.

  • Responsible for managing the technical and innovation risk & opportunity in support of the development objectives and requirements.

  • Responsible for all DPM inputs to the LLD governance process (PSG, PCG & Compass) and ensuring a well documented process for defining the scope, assumptions and price throughout, including independent validation of the same.

  • Responsible for the timely completion of all design and design authority documentation during the conversion phase.

  • Manage design consultant PSAs through to point of novation.

  • Manage PCSAs through to point of Construction Contract. Facilitate engagement with contractor to ensure the input of logistics, buildability, programme into the design process.

  • Ensure compliance with the brief / authority / financiers / customer requirements during the conversion stage.

SPECIFIC ADDITONAL ACCOUNTABILITIES BY PHASE

Stage 0: Strategic Definition

  • Provide input to the Development Management team on technical and design due diligence on development strategy and provide the necessary design, cost, time inputs as part of the master development / optimisation opportunities.

Stage 1: Preparation & Brief

  • Manage the client briefing stage, assisting in defining and support the preparation of the Development Brief for the project and cost inputs to the commercial assessment

  • Understand the development brief and translate development brief to design brief and agree with Development Manager

  • Ensure that innovation opportunity / risk is embedded within design strategy and agreed across client and contractor interfaces.

  • Prepare consultant (including pre-con provider) / design strategy and scope (agreed with DM) and procure and appoint consultants (including establishment of BIM protocols)

  • Ensure that the product is striving for optimal efficiency through embedding best practice lessons learnt from previous phases / business knowledge.

  • Prepare a Project Management Plan for the Conversion phase (PMP)

  • Responsible for ensuring the cost plan strategy is defined and resourced appropriately

  • Define and prepare the development conversion program with assistance from planning and seek buy in from affected stakeholders.

  • Responsible for facilitation of establishing the Incident & Injury Free and sustainability strategy for the project

Stage 2: Concept Design

  • Progress concept designs with a high level of cost planning interface and inline with the established development/ design brief and conversion program

  • Facilitate engagement with Construction for logistics, buildability, programme input.

  • Managing the client approval phases to ensure their satisfaction with all product and commercial appraisal outcomes

  • Identify and preparation of all required authority approval documentation.

Stage 3: Developed Design

  • Progress developed designs with a high level of cost planning interface and inline with the established development/ design brief and conversion program.

  • Facilitate engagement with Construction for logistics, buildability, programme and sub-trade input

  • Develop and convert specific early works packages inline with project conversion strategy.

  • Managing the client approval phases to ensure their satisfaction with all product and commercial appraisal outcomes

Stage 4: Technical Design

  • Progress technical designs with a high level of cost planning interface and inline with the established development/ design brief and conversion program.

  • Prior to progressing to transition to Contract Price, a clear definition of scope (employers requirements), pricing and assumptions is documented.

  • Continue to own the design evolution and completion to contract and consultant novation but ensure Contractor ownership is transferred progressively.

  • Responsible for detailed assessment of the contractors proposal including risk and opportunity and negotiations of final scope, price program and contract terms and conditions.

  • Responsible for ensuring seamless transfer to the Development Operations team and contractor.

Stage5: Construction Delivery

  • Provide to support to the Development Manager – Operations and Employers Representative throughout construction as required to resolve issues & provide input to the change management process as necessary throughout construction phase

Stage 6: Occupation / Use

  • Actively participate in lessons learnt sessions with the execution to enable data capture for continuous improvement.

CRITERIA

  • Proven competency to carry out the accountabilities outlined above.
  • Demonstrable experience in sector relevant Development Project Management on large scale projects, and demonstrable understanding of project management processes
  • A highly collaborative individual who will demonstrable ability to bring together a multi layered team, and lead internal and external stakeholders
  • Commercial acumen and negotiation skills
  • Proven exposure to managing 3rd party stakeholders
  • An understanding and appreciation of the contractual relationships between parties (contractors, consultants, Joint Ventures).
  • A desire to think beyond physical transformation and drive socio economic improvements for local communities.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Good people management and issue resolution skills, including the ability to upwardly manage Clients. Partners and Stakeholders, motivate and manage internal and external project teams, and delegate.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (eg property, engineering, architecture, or construction etc)

To apply please contact james.paine@lendlease.com

We aspire to create a diverse workforce by recruiting suitably qualified candidates from a range of backgrounds regardless of age, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin or colour, sex, trans- gender status, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership, or any other group who face disadvantage in our society.

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity we have invested in the external verification for equality, diversity and inclusion and have achieved the Equality Assured Standard accreditation.

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