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Delivery Director

Macdonald & Company
£150000 per annum
Closing date
14 Oct 2021

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A new client for M&C in 2021 is a provider, owner, and operator of private rental sector (PRS) housing.  We have been instructed to search for a Delivery Director to work on projects that are focused towards single family housing. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious construction professional to join a new and rapidly growing business. The Delivery Director is responsible for the successful delivery of our clients development pipeline. The business is focused on building a high-quality portfolio of single family homes including a significant proportion of new build assets, so this role is absolutely key to the successful execution of the strategy. 

This is a senior role within the business, and the successful candidate will be expected to establish an efficient and professional delivery function, building a team of project managers and establishing robust processes to ensure delivery of high quality homes for our clients customers. 

Key duties include:

- Establish a delivery function that can scale rapidly in response to a growing development pipeline without losing sight of quality in the product delivered.

- Co-ordinate with the acquisition team to anticipate future staffing needs and business changes required to manage the development pipeline and delivery program.

- Coordinate with delivery partners to deliver the scheduled delivery programme and manage handovers to the operational teams.

- Work in partnership with the panel of Employers Agents (EA`s) to ensure they are working effectively and maximising the efficiency between the in-house team and EA`s.

- Through working effectively with EA`s and housebuilders, set and achieve high standards of finished homes, in terms of both quality and safety and minimising the likelihood of defects.

- Develop relationships at a senior level within the housebuilder community to ensure that our client receives the appropriate level of service required whilst preserving positive relationships.

- Provide leadership, guidance, and development to the wider delivery team including external partners.

- Work alongside the acquisitions team on the contract requirements and participate in negotiations with housebuilders regarding acceptance.

- Implement a robust handover process that ensures properties satisfy property compliance and quality requirements prior to handover.

- Ensure that the integrity of all data and documents are in line with the agreed formats for the business.

- Establish effective arrangements across the business for dealing with defects to ensure they are resolved quickly to the satisfaction of residents and funded by the relevant contractor.

- Establish effective programme plans working with internal teams to anticipate what our client requires to action in terms of lettings, compliance, customer service and charging.

- Observe and comply with policies and procedures for Health and Safety and review and update this area regularly and report into the business.

- Keep up to date with legislation as it impacts the construction/residential sector and recommend changes to be adopted.

- Work as part of the senior team to support the organisation`s strategies, planning, organisation and delivery across the business.

The ideal candidate will have:

- Previous experience as a Director/Head of Project Delivery in the Residential/construction sector.

- Substantial experience of development project delivery including the successful delivery of complex projects.

- Credibility in the sector, ideally with a track record in the delivery of new housing.

- Experience, partnering, managing and negotiating with housebuilders at a Senior Level.

- Technical knowledge of the construction and development industry including: development appraisal, construction law, planning & design and construction technology. This will include an awareness of current regulatory requirements and likely future changes.

- Experience successfully leading remote teams and the ability to coach and inspire your direct team and the wider business.

- Either, experience of establishing new functions / processes, or of leading organisational change.

- Experience presenting and communicating at Executive and Board Level.

- Able to represent the business at all levels with customers and other stakeholders. 


- A higher education qualification (e.g. Degree) and / or substantial relevant experience.

- Appropriate professional qualification - RICS or CIOB


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate and built environment sectors globally. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, USA and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, investing, financing or advising on real estate – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks & advisors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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