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Development Director


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5206

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are undertaking a search for a UAE Commercial Real Estate Developer, who are looking to hire a Development Director into their Dubai based office, who will join the Project Development and Delivery team.

Reporting Directly to the CEO the role will be Directing the Development department, overseeing project development and delivery, leading project development, design and execution, through to handover across multiple Real Estate projects. This Director will be expected to develop inception to operation of high-end projects, feasibility, viability, design, budgeting, tendering construction and handover, creating the design strategy which includes design briefs guidelines and responsibility matrix. The position will review team structures and ensure the design management scope is clearly transferred to consultants and engineers.

Overseeing the development strategy, this role will require the Director to work closely with the Business Development team to cultivate a vision, which considers program selling propositions, views, building maturity, value, customer profile and operators. In conjunction, the role will entail design management for assigned projects, in compliance with the design guidelines, standards and identity; ensuring product briefs meet allocated budget, coordinate input internally and externally, and factor in risk assessment, cost analysis and legal requirements.


The Director role will require an experienced professional, from a leading GCC Commercial Real Estate Developer, combined with a demonstrable track record and aptitude within Project Development and Delivery, across a varied Real Estate portfolio.

The successful candidate will hold exceptional management skills that will see them effectively communicate with all key internal departments and external consultants and contractors.

All applicants will be required to demonstrate a minimum of 15 yeas professional experience, with an extensive knowledge of the GCC / UAE Commercial Real Estate market, its guidelines and regulations, and the challenges it entails.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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