Deverell Smith

Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 11, 2018
An energetic and fast growing construction consultancy is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join their ranks. Specialising in residential, including high-rise, PRS, hotels and residential development, this is an excellent opportunity to join a team that focuses on the hottest sectors in the construction industry. This role is perfect for someone looking to progress and develop at an ambitious project management and quantity surveying consultancy. There is scope for promotion to director level within a couple years and many of the firm's directors have grown in seniority with the company. My client has an impressive pipeline of new work and they are about to start on a number of high-profile projects. The ideal candidate will be chartered and have at least four years experience in a similar project manager role. Responsibilities and experience: Project management experience and a strong understanding of construction project delivery. Chairing meetings, coordinating and leading a team to ensure programme timescales are met. Professional consultancy experience in the UK of at least 4 years on major construction projects. Strong communication skills and the ability to manage a diverse range of stakeholders, including the client, consultants and contractors. Ideally some experience of either hotels, private rented sector, BTR, regeneration, later living or wider residential development. Degree educated and ideally chartered, either MRICS or MCIOB. If you looking to work for a modern and forward thinking consultancy that offers genuine responsibility and a collaborative team environment where you will have direct access to senior management, then please get in touch. Recently reaching 100 employees, my client are looking for the highest calibre project managers in the industry and offer a very competitive salary and bonus scheme.
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 11, 2018
Build a strong relationship with the owners of each property for which the Surveyor has management responsibility, having a detailed understanding of how each Centre operates as a commercial business venture and understand the aims of the Client's business plan. Establish a strong relationship with the on-site management team and build knowledge of the Centre; the role of contract staff and existing programmes for maintenance of plant, machinery and fabric. Have an understanding of Health & Safety policy and corporate environmental policy and the impact on Centre procedures. Manage directly employed site based staff including recruitment and performance management. Responsible for the financial management of each Centre, to ensure that budgets are set and monitored effectively on behalf of the Client. Liaise with the CM to ensure that the annual service charge budget is prepared and approved in advance of the new financial year. In advance of the monthly management meeting produce service charge expenditure and arrears report and collate with individual reports from the CM and letting agents to produce the monthly Management Report for the Client. Attend the meeting and post meeting ensure that accurate minutes are circulated and agreed action points are managed. Build a good knowledge of the tenant base per property and deal with the administration for all new leases, including legal enquiries and completion statement. Maintain the Tenancy Schedule and service charge liability spreadsheet for each property to ensure that tenant information is accurate & up to date including all rent reviews, lease renewals and changes in lease terms, to ensure effective management of the Centre on behalf of the Client. Act as the focal point for all tenant alteration applications to ensure compliance with lease covenants and statutory obligations, co-ordinating client approval and licensing confirmation. Liaise with the CM to ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the consent granted. Maintain awareness of tenant arrears and monitor when to become involved in arrears chasing, liaising with Accounts and the Client where necessary, to ensure that credit control is managed effectively. knowledge, skills & experience MRICS. Strong technical knowledge. Experience of managing shopping centres is essential to include knowledge and experience of scheme marketing a broad knowledge of effective social media management within a shopping centre environment. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word and Outlook. Excel - advanced level. Strong communication skills - verbal and written. Proactive, with ability and initiative to work independently and as part of the wider team; strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. Numerate and accurate with strong organisation skills and attention to detail. Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met.
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 10, 2018
Full time
I have been instructed on a fantastic opportunity to be one of the first people into a business with ambitious growth targets. This Peer to Peer lending platform is looking for a senior originator to make the step up to Lending Director. This role will have a focus on the Prime Central London region..... click apply for full job details
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 10, 2018
Our client is an innovative & ambitious property company who requires an experienced Business Development Manager who is confident in preparing and submitting bid proposals to win new business. This is a client facing role and would suit someone who has commercial acumen and is looking for a challenging and rewarding environment. The role will have 2 direct reports and requires someone with sound property knowledge who understands the bid process for Purpose Built Accommodation. The successful candidate with be highly numerate and confident using excel. They will have a keen attention to detail and experience managing and mentoring team members.
Deverell Smith City of London, UK
Oct 09, 2018
Full time
Role Expectation & Responsibilities My client is looking to add a senior and experienced individual to its team to manage the Group's portfolio and through such management to assist in the strategic growth of the Group. It is a true 360° role that encompasses Property Management, Asset Management..... click apply for full job details
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 09, 2018
Role Expectation & Responsibilities My client is looking to add a senior and experienced individual to its team to manage the Group's portfolio and through such management to assist in the strategic growth of the Group. It is a true 360° role that encompasses Property Management, Asset Management, Investment and Development across a wide range of assets. The successful candidate will be expected to: Conduct the day to day property management of the group's portfolio Take part in the asset management of the current portfolio to maximise value. Aid in the development process to maximise value. Help drive forward the agenda of the Group. Assist in analysing and evaluating potential transactions. Work collegiately with the in-house team (including the Head of Finance and Managing Directors of Securities and EASL and a pa) and with the Group's longstanding team of consultants To have a "hands on" approach to the management of the portfolio. The ability to liaise effectively and create and maintain good relationships with tenants To prepare Management Reports for the monthly Board Meetings and weekly Management Meetings To keep the Group's Tenancy Schedule and Property Management System up to date To liaise with the Group's insurance brokers with regard to the putting in place and renewal of relevant insurance policies and dealing with insurance claims (if any) Personal Specification & Requirements MRICS (preferable but not essential). Experience in all aspects of the Commercial Proper t y Management world. Experience in the Asset Management of valuable assets in Central London and the West End. A thorough knowledge of Leases, landlord and tenant law and practice and lease negotiations A good knowledge of health and safety issues and regulations An ability and desire to take a "hands on" approach to the management process. The ability to assist in the development process Although not essential, some experience of planning practice and process and building surveying Good IT skills. Experience of relevant software systems. Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met. Organised, focused with a high attention to detail. Ability to work productively with colleagues (whether in-house or external consultants)
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 09, 2018
Senior / Associate Project Manager A boutique multi-disciplinary construction consultant are seeking an experienced Project Manager to join their team. Highly respected in the field, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with and alongside a team that have a wealth of experience and are ambitious for the future as they look to grow. Their project focus tends to be residential, mixed-use, leisure and offices and they have worked on some of central London's most iconic schemes. With an impressive client base and a healthy pipeline of new projects, my client are now looking for a project manager with a strong background in a consultancy setting and can get stuck in straight away. This is the ideal role for an Associate level Project Manager but they are open to considering a Senior Project Manager that is looking to make the jump to an Associate within the next 18 - 24 months. Responsibilities and experience: Project management experience in a professional consultancy setting with strong commercial/residential project experience. A degree education with the requisite professional qualifications if chartered. Strong communication skills and the ability to chair meetings, manage, influence and advise the stakeholders you are working with. Experience of managing risk and providing tangible value for clients. Ensuring project time-lines are kept to plan and a history of delivering success. Experience of leading and effectively managing team members who report into you and providing advice when required. If you looking to join a prestigious consultancy that is on the up and is looking for the best candidates in the market, please get in touch. On offer is a very competitive salary - £70,000 - £85,000. On top of the generous benefits, they offer some of the best bonuses in the industry. This is a truly great opportunity to work with a market leader and challenge yourself. If this sounds of interest, please get in touch with Jonathan Breeze for a confidential discussion.
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 09, 2018
A fast growing alternative finance lender specialising in property finance is searching for a new Business Development Manager to join its West End based team. This Peer-to-Peer lender has established itself as one of the leading lenders in its space and are searching for a Business Development Manager to continue its aggressive expanse into the market. Focusing on all types of alternative finance be that Senior, Stretch Senior, Bridging and Mezzanine, they have solutions to fit their client's needs. Being able to manage a transaction from start to finish is highly beneficial but there is an extensive support team in place so it will not always be necessary. A network of brokers and developers is essential to succeeding; with a focus on residential projects the right candidate will have a track record of successful origination. The long-term aim is to get involved in commercial lending also so relevant experience there is also beneficial. The role will entail: Origination and execution of Residential Property Finance transactions to create a strong pipeline and develop repeat business. Building and maintaining both new and old relationships with brokers and developers Arranging suitable loans with appropriate LTV, Rate, Term and Interest. Achieve and exceed the sales targets as set Involvement in all deal stages - Structuring, Underwriting and Executing The right candidate will: Have experience in originating, structuring and monitoring property finance loans A network of relevant contacts, be that broker, developers, valuers and solicitors Experience working for an alternative finance provider. Understanding of the property finance market and trends For the right person a salary between £50,000 and £100,000 is on offer, whilst there is also a lucrative commission structure and a equity offering coupled in.
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 08, 2018
Full time
Senior / Associate Project Manager A boutique multi-disciplinary construction consultant are seeking an experienced Project Manager to join their team. Highly respected in the field, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with and alongside a team that have a wealth of experience and are ambitious for the future as..... click apply for full job details
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 07, 2018
This is an opportunity to work within a highly reputed global firm, who are looking to hire an exceptional senior property professional to join their very successful Residential Development, New Homes Sales & Marketing team. This position requires experience in bringing developments successfully through to sale, with responsibility of all sales & marketing consultancy for project delivery. Subsequently, extensive experience within Residential Development Agency/ New Build Consultancy within London is essential. Role Responsible for the Sales & Marketing strategy for various schemes throughout London. Involved from inception through to delivery Scheme optimization; unit-mix, specification, launches Scheme pricing International launching Account management Relationship building with various developers throughout the industry Budget forecasting All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Please contact Censa at
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 07, 2018
I have been asked by an ambitious London-based developer to find their new Land and Planning Director to lead on the planning for a major Central London scheme. Your role will also involve you giving advice on upcoming proposed sites and schemes currently in construction.You will be in a position of autonomy, reporting only to the MD and in conjunction with Project Directors for relevant sites. You will need a good track record in the residential sector, although ongoing and future schemes do have mixed-use elements. There is scope for a second hire at Senior planner level to report into this position. Your role will include: Strategic management of all town planning aspects of current ongoing and future sites. Liaising with key stakeholders and influencers to run engagement programme alongside planning Manage external consultants and specialists to co-ordinate planning applications Advise Project Directors and MD on whether to buy upcoming sites and what potential there is You will be rewarded well in terms of package and bonus, and work in a collaborative and design-led environment where your expertise will be crucial to the future of the business. Sound like you? Please apply here, or give me (Kate) a call on at any time. My client is looking to get the right person on board ASAP so please do contact me as soon as you can. If you do not hear anything back within one week, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, but I will retain your details for future roles.
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 06, 2018
A unique and revered developer is looking to recruit a Head of Customer Care to lead the completions department for a very bespoke and architecturally design-led development in Prime Central London. The key function is to manage the completions process from the initial first point of contact for all purchasers to legal exchange through to the key hand-over and home-demo. Responsibilities Be primary contact for all purchaser communication Meet customers on-site at their request to inspect properties prior to handover Ensure all activities are in accordance with health and safety regulations Manage customer expectations in respect of product specifications, warranties and the completion process Implement all customer requests promptly and efficiently, both in a proactive and reactive manner Deliver timely, reliable information and updates when required Manage and advise in the selection of extra products and liaise with relevant parties for implementation of Keep updated, accurate records of all communication Key Skills & Requirements Extensive experience within construction after-sales care/ customer relations Experience having managed teams Residential, new-build experience Comprehensive understanding of the off-plan sales, completions and warranty process Knowledge of new homes contract progression structure Effective influencer IT literate Able to work on their own If you are the experienced and motivated candidate we are looking for to become part of this busy and reputed team, then please contact Censa at Deverell Smith
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 05, 2018
I am exclusively working with a boutique London developer based in the West End, who have a number of major schemes at Planning stage. Due to increasingly workload and a number of bids out on potential sites, they are now seeking a new Head of Planning. While this role is head of department already and reports only to the M.D., there is a straight path to directorship. The team is small and lean, using a number of external consultants, so having experience of managing these will be key. You will be strategising and getting ongoing permissions through for the team, as well as assisting Development and Land colleagues with assessments and planning advice. The developer has schemes in the pipeline across London, ranging from 200 up to 1000 units, and while residential-led, often have a mixed use element to continue with their success in this field. Ideally you will have at least eight years in industry, currently with a developer, HA or consultancy in a senior Planning role. You will need to have worked with LBs and be skilled both in negotiations as well as dealing with the public at consultation. In addition to a professional and sociable office, you will be rewarded competitively, with good bonuses and a clear path to progression. Please apply here, or give me (Kate) a call on at any time. My client is looking to get the right person on board ASAP so please do contact me as soon as you can. If you do not hear anything back within one week, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, but I will retain your details for future roles.
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 05, 2018
Head of Construction required for prestigious central London developer. A fantastic opportunity has arisen with one of our biggest residential developer clients who are responsible for developing multiple large scale, luxury central London apartments in enviable locations across the capital. You'll be responsible for managing, leading and motivating the internal production team, and report directly to the construction director. You'll also work closely with the land and planning team, helping to appraise the "buildability" on acquired sites, and assist the construction managers with developing construction programmes. Since you'll work throughout the whole project life cycle, not just delivery, a good understanding of design and planning would be useful as well as solid on site construction experience, and really understanding the pre-construction elements of development too. Ideally you'll have had previous exposure to managing small construction teams and experience of working on high density developments. The business pride themselves on hiring high calibre individuals, who are also genuinely nice people! Therefore, personality is really important, and this would suit an energetic and enthusiastic person, and someone who enjoys shaping the talent of more junior team members. You don't have to have managed huge teams, and this would be a great opportunity also for someone to take the next step in a managerial, client side role.
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 02, 2018
The Associate Project Manager shall be responsible for leading on pitches to new clients, retaining existing clients and building upon their relationships and as such it is vital that the incumbent has proven business development experience and is happy to go the extra yard and not want to do the minimum required. We would expect the Associate/ Director to have at least 3 years of notable project experience, of pre and post contract experience, with multimillion pound schemes across the South East and working for a consultancy. Requirements: Construction related degree with a minimum of 2:1 grade obtained. Preferable to have chartership with MRICS or MCIOB but this is not essential A firm grasp of technical Project Management and the intimacies of the construction industry. Strong Contract Administration experience. Lead junior members of the team and lead internal training. Be competent when meeting with clients and up selling the companies offerings. Must have worked for a professional consultancy in the UK, preferably the South East, as to have contacts with other specialist consultants and contractors. A good understanding of the full development time line, from feasibility, tender and delivery to handover. If you are seeking the opportunity to work in a new, modern office where your opinion is valued and there is a clear line to the board of directors then please get in touch. Our client has asked us to find the best possible people and people who are ready to move into a Directors position in the near future. The role is now live as they have promoted another internal Associate. Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 plus benefits.
Deverell Smith Warwickshire, UK
Oct 01, 2018
Full time
A fantastic client-side Project Manager opportunity has arisen for a nationwide developer seeking strong candidates based in the vicinity of Warwick. Widely acknowledged to be the UK's most 'commercial' Housing Association, this G15 constituent undertakes a range of mixed-tenure/mixed-use developments nationwide and seeks a Project Manager to join the Warwickshire chapter of this award-winning team. With senior management steeped in Private Development, this slick outfit have enjoyed sustained growth and have both met and exceeded their affordable housing targets in recent years. With a busy development pipeline, coursing with exciting schemes, they not only work alongside reputable Private Developers on a s.106 basis, but also undertake a number of land-led schemes alongside their in-house main-contractor - a growing trend which they intend to pursue vigorously in years to come. From their Warwickshire HQ alone, they have a short-term pipeline of circa 1,500 new-build units to deliver across four schemes - three of which are land-led and the fourth a s.106 collaboration alongside a FTSE-listed Private Developer. The ideal applicant will possess between 5 - 10 years of Project Management experience and is likely to have a minimum of 2 years' exposure to overseeing volume delivery within an HA setting. This requirement aside, our client is open to meeting Project Managers from either a Private Development or Consultancy background. The hiring manager has stressed that she is less concerned about credentials and more concerned about competency; specifically what the applicant's experience actually comprises. A wide-ranging remit comprising everything from design to completion, evidence of end-to-end, volume residential Project Management will be given precedence above all else. A strong grasp of Contract Administration would be an advantage. The ideal candidate is likely to possess many of the following qualities: A degree level education in a Technical/Construction discipline: e.g. Civil/Structural Engineering/Architecture/Construction Project Management/Quantity Surveying. A minimum of 5 years Project Management experience (Private Development OR Consultancy) of which AT LEAST two will have been spent in an HA setting. Demonstrable track-record of having successfully delivered high-volume, mixed-tenure/mixed-use, residentially-led schemes. For the candidate who meets our client's expectations, our client can offer: A competitive base salary Access to qualifications sought (our client is particularly keen for members of the team to have access to MRICS/MCIOB Chartership) 26 days p/a annual leave, rising to 31 days depending on length of service Annual bonus Pension scheme Healthcare Salary : dependent on experience £60,000 - £75,000
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 01, 2018
Full time
Based in London's East End, this highly commercial Housing Association - one of the UK's largest both in terms of units under management and development pipeline - seeks exceptional Project Managers to join their multi award-winning team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly-acclaimed, socially-conscious developer with an order book of over 10,000 residential units to be delivered nationwide. In recent years, they have consistently surpassed their competition in the delivery of both Private Sale and affordable units and are a thoroughly credible outfit even by the standards of the UK's top private developers. A member of the G15, this powerhouse undertakes mixed-tenure/mixed-use developments throughout the UK, both in partnership with reputable Private Developers on a s.106 basis, and on a land-led basis, where the can engage their in-house main-contractor. The ideal applicant will possess between 2 - 6 years of Project Management experience and is likely to have some understanding of volume delivery within an HA setting. That said, strong candidates from either a Private Development or Consultancy background will absolutely be considered for the role. Competency will trump credentials and the quality of candidates' experience will be of paramount importance to our client. A strong grasp of Contract Administration would be advantageous, but any meaningful experience of end-to-end, volume residential Project Management will be considered. The ideal candidate is likely to possess many of the following qualities: A degree level education in a Technical/Construction discipline: e.g. Civil/Structural Engineering/Architecture/Construction Project Management/Quantity Surveying. A minimum of 2 years Project Management experience (Private Development OR Consultancy). Demonstrable track-record of having successfully delivered high-volume, mixed-tenure/mixed-use, residentially-led schemes. For the candidate who meets our client's expectations, our client can offer: A competitive base salary Access to qualifications sought (our client is particularly keen for members of the team to have access to MRICS/MCIOB Chartership) 26 days p/a annual leave, rising to 31 days depending on length of service Annual bonus Pension scheme Healthcare Salary : dependent on experience £40,000 - £65,000 For additional information, call Philip on .
Deverell Smith London, UK
Oct 01, 2018
Full time
Based in London's square mile, this multinational financier, property developer and asset management conglomerate seek a Senior Project Manager of the highest calibre to join their development team. One of the wealthiest privately-owned companies in the world, our client has already delivered a number of high-profile developments to the UK market and seek an exceptional individual to consolidate and build upon their existing portfolio. The ideal candidate for the role of Development Project Manager, will possess a minimum of 8 years experience of overseeing high-value projects throughout the entire project life-cycle, from inception through to completion. The successful applicant's remit will comprise everything from design, planning, steering the tender process, appointing contractors and external consultants, formulating the project programme, bringing the projects to site, assisting with discharging planning conditions and reporting to Senior Management on progress, ensuring that project milestones are met. While the role will be predominantly delivery-focused, a working understanding of pre-contract issues is required and contribution at the development appraisal stage, from a buildability perspective, is a must. With a diverse pre-existing UK property portfolio, considerable finances at their disposal and a varied, ambitious project pipeline forthcoming, this role represents an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious, capital-rich, global brand, with Fortune 500 aspirations. Project focuses to date have centred around the ultra-high-end residential, hospitality and leisure markets in the UK market, but will not necessarily be restricted to these avenues, so multidisciplinary expertise is a plus. Current live projects include the following: the conversion a number of private sale 'Super-Prime' apartments into serviced apartments. the renovation and extension of a 'PGA-Standard' golf-course's clubhouse. the potential development of a plot adjacent to the aforementioned golf-course into a luxury residential development. the renovation, extension and conversion of a Chateau in France's Bordeaux region into a Private Hotel. the construction of several 10,000+ sq. ft. mansions in Los Angeles' Beverley Hills. Variety and complexity are a given. The successful applicant is likely to: - Hold a construction related degree: architecture/quantity surveying/construction management/engineering. - Be a well-rounded development professional with a particularly strong delivery skillset. - Possess experience of integrated fit out projects. - Have a strong grasp of cost and programme management. - Possess 10+ years' experience, much of which should have been accrued in London. - Have a demonstrable track-record of successful project delivery (on time, on budget and with best practice at the fore of their endeavours) across a range of sectors. This young and ambitious company will only consider high calibre candidates. The successful candidate will have: Access to appropriate training and qualifications. The opportunity to work directly with the Head of Project and Construction Management. The opportunity to work on diverse, high-profile projects, in a well-financed, inventive setting. Scope to develop and grow with this aspirational business. Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 + company car + package Discretionary bonus of up to 20% Private medical care for you and your family A rewarding pension plan.