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We are recruiting a Development Manager to join our existing development team. Job description attached. Please email your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 10th December 2021 if you are interested in this fantastic opportunity to join a well-established and forward thinking company with a healthy pipeline of work. Full job description available in extended article


Development Manager – hub South West Scotland Limited [Hub SW]


Job title: Development Manager.

Overview: We are looking for a hardworking, motivated and client focused individual to join our team as a Development Manager.

Location: This post will be based at our offices in Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill. However, applicants must be willing to travel to sites across Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Dumfries & Galloway, and travel to London when required.

Job Description:


  • Manage the development of projects from inception through to financial close 

Employing Company:                    Equitix Management Services Limited

Reports to:                                       HubSW, Chief Executive

Direct Reports:                                Project Managers/ Quantity Surveyors

The Development Manager is responsible for ensuring new projects are developed in accordance with the hub South West method statements and best practice taking projects from inception through to financial close. They will manage the development team and supply chain and ensure Participants are receiving a consistently high level of service.

Their role will also include:

hub South West Business Management

  • Identify local suppliers, keep them informed of potential projects and maintain strong working
  • Keep appraised of all market trends, emerging markets and demands upon our
  • Identify new project
  • Prepare regular progress reports on all new projects for hub SW
  • Co-ordinate work of partners/supply chain to ensure delivery of hub SW policy
  • Ensure design quality throughout all
  • Identify best practice and invest in continuous
  • Manage the collation of the Project Development related Key Performance indicators 

New Project Development

  • Manage the selection and appraisal of the project specific Project Manager, Quantity Surveyors and Principle Designers in conjunction with the Participant
  • Manage the selection and appraisal of the design team in conjunction with the
  • Manage the selection and appraisal of the contractor in conjunction with the
  • Manage the project from inception, Stage 1, Stage 2 and to financial close involving all commercial management aspects
  • Ensure supply chain design partners are appointed with suitable
  • Co-ordinate any architectural
  • Maintain master programme and ensure all projects progress through new project
  • Meet all project timescales
  • Negotiate and manage legal and commercial discussions with the Participant and Contractors on the Design & Build Development Agreement (DBDA) and associated documents
  • Provide regular project updates to the hub SW
  • Build and maintain relationships with key
  • Obtain board approval for acceptance of new project, stage 1 submission, stage 2 submission and financial close
  • Ensure consistency of approach and quality of outputs across all new
  • Champion best practice initiatives and the core values of hub
  • Achieving value for money against the project affordability
  • Deliver KPIs relating to new project development including timeliness and quality of proposal.


Background necessary/Person specification:


  • Applicants should ideally be degree qualified in a built environment discipline and hold industry experience in developing
  • Experience in and knowledge of sustainability would be an advantage 

Overview of Equitix Management Services [EMS]


EMS provides top quality management services in the infrastructure, renewables and real estate sectors. EMS is a fast-growing business, relishing opportunities to expand into new sectors and regions and striving for continuous improvement in everything we do.

We adopt a collaborative approach with clients, colleagues and counterparts, building and maintaining constructive working relationships with stakeholders and always remaining courteous, even-handed and fair. We are committed to developing and nurturing a diverse, multicultural team and have a zero-tolerance approach towards discrimination and prejudice.

At EMS, we are proud of our high staff and contract retention and also take pride in the long relationships we build with our clients and stakeholders.

EMS started its journey on 1 October 2014 with just 12 contracts managed by 6 employees. By the end of 2014 we had brought in 6 more employees and were managing 25 contracts. That story of growth has continued throughout the company’s history and defines the company which now has 134 employees, managing 165 contracts operating in 26 Sectors. EMS operates from 8nr regional offices across UK and Ireland.

EMS has stayed true to a collaborative culture that realises the value of building robust and open relationships with our colleagues, clients and the numerous other stakeholders that we deal with.

hub South West Scotland Limited


hubSW is a public – private partnership that enables cost-efficient design and construction of community infrastructure within Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

hubSW has transacted on over £700m of social infrastructure projects (both capital and

revenue financed) across the Education, Housing, Blue light and Health sectors and actively engages with local companies to join our Supplier Network.

hubSW has a positive future pipeline including education, healthcare and social housing.

hubSW was formed in November 2012 and is 9 years into a 20 year contractual arrangement with its Public Sector Clients.

hubSW Scotland Website: HubSW Scotland: Welcome

EMS provide all development, construction and management services to hub SW.