Development Manager - Hospitality

Blake Anderson


Ref: KP429-1380

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

My client, a leading real estate developer in the UAE has an urgent requirement for a Development Manager for their hospitality projects in Abu Dhabi.

Suitable candidates who possess the following qualification and experience and can fulfil the job requirements are invited to apply

Roles and Responsibilities:

* Provide visionary leadership and strategic guidance to project teams and stakeholders for the delivery management and coordination of major hospitality venues. Set clear project goals and objectives aligned with the client's mission and vision.
* Provide expert-level guidance and technical support to the team, addressing technical challenges, resolving design and delivery issues, and ensuring best practices are followed throughout the design and delivery process.
* Advise at a strategic level at the project conception stage, including providing advice on the different approaches that can be adopted to successfully achieve the project objectives.
* Oversee and assist the delivery and design managers in initiating and preparing the project design scope and Request for Proposals (RFPs). To ensure meeting project objectives and design & operator's briefs.
* Initiate and oversee the design consultant procurement process in coordination with the design and procurement departments. Provide tender technical support to the team to achieve compliant bids and successful award.
* Lead the establishment of the overall success criteria for the project.
* To help managing consultants to ensure that they fulfil their contractual obligations to the agreed programme, ensuring that the product produced by the consultants meets projects briefs, objectives, budgets, and development criteria.
* To help with Value Engineering optioneering on all projects to ensure the best value is achieved.
* To assist in the preparation of consultant and contractor lists.
* To help managing and directing multiple contractors and consultants engaged in these high-profile projects at various stages of work.
* To help managing contracts of all concerned stakeholders.
* To monitor all payments to contractors and consultants ensuring that there are no delays certifying payments by the design and delivery teams or by the Lead consultant or supervision consultants at site.
* To oversee design progress, monitor design timelines for timely completion and budget compliant, report on progress, and to manage the preparation of comprehensive reviews/stage gate presentations for senior management approval.
* Ensure Consultant designs meet relevant regulations and standards.
* To champion the adoption of best practices, emerging technologies, and innovative methodologies to improve project outcomes.
* Ensure Consultant designs meet relevant regulations and standards.
* Ensure that design solutions are optimization for constructability, reliable, cost-effective, timely executable, and align with organizational standards.
* Oversee technical designs reviews and approval, ensuring they align with industry standards and organizational objectives.
* Ensure coordination with other project disciplines to ensure seamless integration and efficient design Interfaces.
* Promote sustainable and innovative solutions, such as green buildings, smart systems, and the integration of emerging technologies to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impacts.
* Cultivate and manage relationships with stakeholders, ensuring smooth communication and efficient problem resolution.
* Oversee adherence to safety protocols and ensure designs are compliant with safety standards. promote a culture of safety within the organization and among project partners.
* Demonstrate exceptional communication skills to effectively address and resolve any issues that arise during the project delivery lifecycle.
* Be actively involved in risk management. Recognize and help to mitigate risks associated with project delivery, interfaces, compliance, and data security.
* Oversee the delivery of projects for completion on time, within budget, and to meet program goals and objectives.
* Monitor and apply performance management techniques, including the use of KPI's to improve project performance.


Qualifications and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in architecture, civil engineering, construction or project management, or a related field; master's degree would be preferred.
* 15+ years of experience on managing successfully complex hospitality projects.
* Proven ability to lead and motivate project teams, work collaboratively with stakeholders, and build effective working relationships.
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical audiences.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think creatively and strategically.
* The development manager should be able to develop and implement strategic plans that align with the organization's vision and goals.
* The development manager should have strong leadership skills to set strategic direction, to lead a team of professionals towards achieving common goals and objectives, to motivate team members, and make critical decisions.
* In-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry, including hotel and resort project delivery management.
* Knowledge of architectural design principles and the ability to collaborate with architects and interior designers to achieve aesthetically pleasing and functional designs.

About the Company

Blake Anderson is a boutique consultancy based in the UK, with a satellite office in Dubai. Specialising in Technical and Construction Recruitment, Blake Anderson provides a superior service to clients and candidates within the construction and technical sectors.

We concentrate on placing professionals throughout the world, focusing mainly on the Middle East and Asia, drawing on both the global and local markets for highly qualified professionals. In order to attract the best talent, we invest in various high-end advertising mediums.

With a database of 1,000's of candidates, our experienced consultants have a wealth of recruitment knowledge and have a consultative approach at all times, ensuring a second to none service.

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