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Development Officer

Ref: 75458

  • 40,000-51,750
  • 06 Sep 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Development Officer

About the Position

The successful candidate manage a number of development projects at all stages from acquiring properties all the way to handover to local management. Candidate will be expected to manage the purchase/lease process and any refurbishments or renovations with all relevant stakeholders, manage all legal matters while managing budgetary requirements. 

About the company

Our client is committed to providing a range of support services for people with disabilities of all ages.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Manage a number of property projects at all stages from initiation; on site stage; and handover to local management.
  • Dealing with professionals, overseeing all design and redevelopment, coordination of final inspections and certifications and management of retention payments
  • Assess the feasibility of development proposals and make informed recommendations to management on the optimum scope of these proposals
  • Establish working relationships with key Local Authority staff and manage the complete funding process
  • Identify, source and review suitable property for purchase, lease or licence as required and to represent the Housing Association in the lease, licence and purchase negotiations.
  • Prepare and issue project briefs, updates and reports to internal and external stakeholders as required


  • Third Level Building or Construction related qualifications, and appropriate experience in building management and surveying
  • 3 Years’ experience in a property and construction environment
  • 2 years’ experience in a development role in the social housing sector in Ireland.
  • Experience with the full range of property and compliance regulatory requirements
  • Experience in working with all stakeholders such as architects surveyors and solicitors
  • Experience in project management
  • Training in property acquisition and lease negotiation and procurement
  • Skills and knowledge of building procurement practices and principals
  • Knowledge of Irish-based building related contract procedures, contractual principles, building regulations, building control regulations and construction/workplace health & safety regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills.

Remuneration Package

€47,000 - €52,000
Contact Diarmuid O'Mahony on 01 592 7888 or email [email protected] to discuss the role further