Development Manager

Job title : Development Manager
Location : Auckland
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Oliver Saltmarsh
Contact email :
Job reference : OS72202

About the role:

We are looking for a Development Manager or an up & coming Assistant Development Manager or Civil Engineer to take responsibility for the front end process of land acquisition and associated land development in preparation for high-end residential developments. This will include managing the design process and consent applications, through to delivery management and hand over.

You will be accountable for ensuring key project deliverables are completed on-time, within cost constraints, and while maintaining good relationships with other key stakeholders.

  • Procurement and contract negotiations

  • Commissioning and managing designers and consultants – securing consents and approvals

  • Overseeing the construction process

  • Development commercial planning, setting and agreeing budgets

  • Stakeholder and investor reporting throughout the project lifecycle

  • Contributing to new land acquisition processes

Successful applicants will have:

  • Minimum 3-4 years’ New Zealand construction/civil engineering industry experience

  • Broad history across land development, civil engineering & or residential developments

  • Excellent relationship management and stakeholder engagement skills

  • Solutions-focussed with an ability to creatively solve complex problems

  • In-depth knowledge of NZ Standard Construction Contracts, esp. NZS 3910

About the company:

Our client is a genuine rising superstar in the NZ development sector who specialise in developing master-planned residential developments across Auckland as well as medium density apartments and commercial developments. They are a great team of professionals with a strong mix of youth and experience that are rapidly setting the benchmark for high end luxury residential developments in NZ.

They do it all from land acquisition and civil development through to construction management, and marketing too. They pride themselves on developing quality communities that are attractive and highly sought after.


  • Market leading salary

  • Stunning offices in the CBD

  • Some of the brightest development minds in the business

For further information contact Hamish McLean on 09 951 5011, apply online, or via, quoting reference:OS72202