Tony Barry

Principal Recruitment Consultant - Construction & Engineering

T: +35316909703 E:
  • SectorConstruction
  • LocationDublin
  • Salary€100000 - €110000 per annum
  • Posted onSeptember 1, 2021
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Live: 1st September 2021

Role: Senior Development Manager

Location: Dublin City & Flexible working offered

Project: Mass Scale Delivery of Housing Experience Required

Company: Leading Irish Property developer

Package: €100k + & market leading bonus + Pension + Health care (DOE)

Reporting: Construction Director

Experience Of Taking Projects Through The Planning, Pre-construction, Construction and Sales/Leasing process

Note: “Experience Working With A Developer Is A Plus”


To work as part of a small dedicated team, the senior development manager will be expected to lead their own projects across all aspects of the development process including options analysis, financial appraisals, presenting / reporting, planning applications, design development, project delivery, contract negotiations, service charges and liaising with leasing, sales and management teams.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leading on financial analysis/appraisal of development projects and preparing budgets in line with their projects;
  • Managing external professional teams to deliver planning consents and design against agreed programme timescales and budgets;
  • Understand existing Planning Consents and negotiate, with the Local Authority, the detailed planning consents for their projects;
  • Discharge of planning conditions;
  • Working with the project management team to prepare the project for construction;
  • Responsible for commercial inputs and profitability analysis of their projects
  • Liaising and negotiating with third parties including utility providers, Local Authority, AHB’s, stakeholder groups, resident/community groups etc. as necessary;
  • Liaising and managing the construction partner to ensure on time and on budget delivery of the project;
  • Liaising with the Sales and Marketing manager with regard to all aspects of the branding, marketing and sales/leasing of the development;
  • Exploiting every opportunity to add value to existing and new developments;
  • Working with the underwriting team in the preparation of the business case for new acquisitions.

General Accountabilities

  • Undertake additional relevant duties which fall under the general scope of the role, as directed by your Manager, raising any issues with capacity so they can be properly managed;
  • Remain knowledgeable about Group activities, benefiting from all forms of internal communication provided and acting as a positive ambassador for the Company at all times;
  • Use materials and resources effectively and efficiently to minimise waste and consider the impact of potential actions on the environment before taking business decisions.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ideally MSCSI/MRICS qualified;
  • Experience of taking projects through the planning, pre-construction, construction and sales/leasing process;
  • Proven experience of residential and/or commercial delivery, with circa 7-10 years’ experience, ideally on medium / large scale projects;
  • Experience of PRS ideal, but not essential.

Core Competencies of the Role

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills;
  • Highly numerate with ability to apply these skills using Excel spreadsheet techniques for development schemes;
  • Commercial understanding of the legal process in respect of establishing Development Agreements and applying the terms of the DA’s once they become live;
  • Understanding of Part V process;
  • Good understanding of the ‘due diligence’ process in respect of land development acquisition.

Tony Barry

Principal Recruitment Consultant - Construction & Engineering

T: +35316909703 E:


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