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Director of Development Projects (Commercial and Infrastructure)

Location: Northumberland

Salary: Competitive

Job Type:

Job ID: 168008

Advance Northumberland is a unique economic regeneration company, newly established in Northumberland with a clear remit to improve prosperity, quality of life and increase business activity throughout the communities of Northumberland. Wholly owned by Northumberland County Council and with a board made up of public and private sectors, Advance |Northumberland employs a wide range of investment, development and regeneration capabilities to shape places and promote economic growth and prosperity in Northumberland. It has an ambitious and diverse portfolio of regeneration projects across the region and an impressive house-building programme.


This is an exciting time to join the business and candidates should recognise the unique nature of the role; relish the challenge and ultimately be attracted by the career opportunity and the genuine ability to make a huge impact with some of the most exciting projects to be found anywhere in the UK. This is a senior management role carrying high visibility across the entire business. The individual will be a key driver in the success of various projects across the length and breadth of Northumberland and the wider region.


As Director of Development Projects you will report to the Managing Director providing leadership for the Project Management Team to deliver a high-performing service and lead on the delivery of transformational projects including Energy Central the UK’s largest Energy Park.



Key requirements:


  • Qualified to relevant degree level in Civil engineering or Project Management (or similar).

  • Exceptional leadership and management attributes, a proven ability to motivate, influence and lead an effective, high-performing team.

  • Extensive senior management technical ability and significant knowledge of strategic project development management in a range of sectors for a complex group of stakeholders.

  • Expertise and knowledge of complex developments taking place on town centre and brownfield sites, former coalfield sites, enterprise zones and of wholesale mixeduse development plans, including critical infrastructure and transport solutions.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of best practice in programme management, project controls, procurement and managing risk.

  • Ability to formulate strategy and secure Board approval, when applicable, through effective negotiating and influencing to enable the execution of development plans and to achieve the required decision for the project.

  • Demonstrate effective negotiation, influencing and communication skills at all levels.




  • Competitive Salary.

  • Holidays – 26 days rising to 31 after 3 years.

  • Generous Pension - 8% employer and 2% employee contribution into a group personal pension.

  • Cash Plan.

  • Life Assurance.

  • Flexitime.


This role is being handled on a retained basis by Mizan Rouf at NRG, Tel 0191 260 4472. To apply, please email your CV and covering letter in the first instance to mizanrouf@nrgplc.com Closing date: Friday 15th May 2020