Development Manager

Organisation: Scottish Canals

Salary: From £48,500

Location: Falkirk Wheel

Scottish Canals are the custodians of the nation’s canal network and surrounding estates. Our vision is to care for and invest in the canal network to generate lasting benefit for people and communities; celebrating their industrial heritage, ensuring they offer quality green and blue spaces for people and communities and contribute to Scotland’s resilience in tackling climate change.

Our success is rooted in valuing the contributions of our entire team – we care, we create, and we collaborate to continue to deliver a whole range of activities from boating, paddling, walking and wheeling to living and playing and improving what the canals have to offer to our visitors and communities. We also work with partners and stakeholders to contribute to a wealthier, fairer, greener and more resilient Scotland.
As an employer we offer a truly unique opportunity to be part of our team, help us realise our vision and contribute to looking after our heritage and ensuring our canals flourish now and in the future.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Development Manager to join our Placemaking team. You will be involved in the planning and delivery of a range of construction and capital investment projects, working closely with stakeholders and external funders to contribute to wider placemaking and regeneration objectives.

Based within the Placemaking team you will work across the organisation to deliver a range of projects and programmes in canalside settings as part of new and developing masterplans. The role includes all aspects of pre and post contract project delivery, procurement, budget and risk management, governance, report writing, communications and stakeholder management.

The role is offered on a permanent basis and with a starting salary of £48,500 (Band G). Working hours 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Scottish Canals offer a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days, plus 10 public holidays, along with enhanced sick pay, discounted shopping vouchers, and a contributory pension scheme with up to 10% employer contribution.

Primary responsibilities of the role:
• Managing multi-disciplinary design teams and contractors to deliver development projects from project inception to completion, within agreed timescales and budgets.
• Initiate and project manage a variety of development projects from masterplanning, design, procurement, construction delivery and handover.
• Engage with all project stakeholders ensuring lines of communication are established and maintained throughout the full project lifecycle, including representing Scottish Canals professionally and appropriately at all relevant meetings and external communications.
• Managing project budgets and reporting on financial management of projects with multiple funding sources.
• Building and nurturing partnerships which support Scottish Canals’ plans to enhance canal infrastructure, specifically improving accessibility, connectivity and facilities along towpaths and recreational use of inland waterways.

Skills and Experience:
• Experienced construction project/development manager within the built environment.
• Degree in a relevant field or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
• Associate/Chartered membership of appropriate professional body eg RIAS, RICS
• Effective construction project management, from inception to handover.
• Track record in building partnerships and securing and managing funds.
• Ability to manage complex projects and multi-disciplinary design teams
• Good understanding of public sector procurement regulations and frameworks
• Strong knowledge of Health and Safety obligations in construction and experience of Client role with respect to CDM regulations
• Valid driving licence and access to own vehicle.

Please submit a cover letter to support your application. Job description and person specification available on request.

Application Deadline: Friday 17/11/2023