Monday, 2 June 2014

Emaar Properties Job Vacancy in Dubai, UAE; Senior Manager Development

Job Title    Senior Manager Development
Job Ref:    DEV112
Job Location:    Dubai,UAE
Employer:    Emaar Properties
Department:    Development

About Emaar Properties:
Emaar Properties PJSC, a Dubai-based Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is a global property developer and provider of premier lifestyles. Emaar has been shaping landscapes and lives in the Emirate since the company’s inception in 1997. The company specializes in creating value-added, master-planned communities that meet the full spectrum of lifestyle needs. A highlight of Emaar’s approach to developing integrated lifestyle destinations is Downtown Dubai, the 500-acre mega-project, home of Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain. Emaar is extending its expertise in developing master-planned communities internationally, and today, has a significant presence in several key global markets with established operations in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, India, Pakistan, Turkey, USA, Italy and Canada. Emaar has made extensive forays in the hospitality & retail sector with the current portfolio encompassing The Address Hotels + Resorts, and Armani Hotels & Resorts, among others. In addition to the several community malls, Emaar Malls Group’s flagship shopping mall development, The Dubai Mall, has become the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, hosting 64 million visitors in 2012. Emaar’s focused expansion and diversification strategy sees it firmly positioned to take global centre-stage as a multinational business group in the years to come.
Lifestyle Development, Hospitality, Hotels & Resorts, Property Development, Retail, Malls, Commercial Leasing

Job Purpose:
The job holder is responsible for the conceptual and commercial success of allocated property development projects in accordance with the Strategic, Land and Project Development Plans and Business Plans. The Senior Development Manager is also responsible for managing multidisciplinary processes, developing an understanding of the market place and converting conceptual ideas into successful commercial assets.

Key Accountabilities:
Project Management:

  •     Manages assigned development projects
  •     Reviews product line and develops products that maximises revenue and creditability for Emaar in conjunction with stated strategic land, development and business plans.
  •     Achieves company’s core purpose to create great places for people to reside, work, relax and play and to improve the quality of life of the society in which the Company operates.
  •     Identifies and resolves land ownership issues, acquires initial affection plans and those subsequent to any sub-department.
  •     Achieves the Company’s goal to develop projects that offers the product of first choice in every product and price segment across every development category such as retail, residential, office, hotel, etc.
  •     Initiates and conveys to accounts department Project and Job Descriptions, Job References and Project References to enable the correct booking of project costs.
  •     Prepares project development budgets for senior management approval.
  •     Manages the relationship between project costs and income in order to achieve development solutions that produce projected financial returns commensurate with the company’s risk-return profile. (Program, Design, Contract Award and Final Cost Budgets)
  •     Recommends a development strategy that determines the company’s position in the development, e.g. hold/sell, level of pre-commitment, term of ground lease etc.
  •     Presents development projects to the Design Review for final decisions relating to the positioning of the project in terms of design, quality, price, market profile and commercial structure.
  •     Performs all other tasks assigned by the Assistant Director, Development.
  •     Prepares project development brief (Program Brief).
  •     Prepares Terms of Reference documents for appointment of consultants.
  •     Contributes to objective selection criteria and evaluation of performance.
  •     Prepares co-ordinated Project Master Schedule.
  •     Prepares Project Design Brief.

  •     Co-ordinates, manages and controls all the ‘input’ functions such as planning, design, construction, legal, communications, asset management, finance, marketing, etc., throughout the development process, to ensure that the overall programme, budget and development concept are all achieved and delivered as planned.
  •     Initiates Third Party Design Audits if considered appropriate and obtains approval.
  •     Compiles, reviews and hands-over relevant documentation to sales and marketing department.
  •     Compiles, reviews and hands-over relevant documentation to projects department.

 Team Management:
  •     Provides training and development guidance to UAE nationals in the department and report on the progress of same.

  •     Manages budgets efficiently and saves costs.
  •     Anticipates issues, prioritizes and plans team's and own tasks well to ensure they are completed within set deadlines.
  •     Delegates work with clear work instructions and provides performance feedback to team members.

  •     Minimum graduated degree in either a commercial or technical discipline.

  •     Minimum of 7 - 8 years’ experience in a development management role.
  •     Minimum 2 years of people management experience required.

  •     Good creative and analytical skills.
  •     Good knowledge of property market dynamics, market conditions, valuation procedures, leasing procedures and risk management in a development context.
  •     Excellent commercial negotiation skills.
  •     Strong project, budget and time management skills.
  •     Excellent English Language skills required.

Deadline Date: 31/12/2014

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