Dublin Simon Community: Property Development Manager - Property Team

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Dublin Simon Community

About us:

At Dublin Simon Community, we are passionate about making home a reality. Our aim is to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention, addiction treatment, emergency response, and other targeted interventions, through advocacy and partnership. If you share our values and want to make a difference also, come talk to us at Dublin Simon Community. We are looking for client-focused, friendly, and adaptable people to join our team. This standard is achieved by organisations that have best practice Human Resource Systems in place, particularly in staff training and development, communication, and staff involvement in the decision-making processes in the organisation.

About the role:

The position requires a strong Project Leader with a construction background who will ensure the Property Development Department facilitates the delivery of new property consistent with the objectives of the organisation.

It is critical that the Property Development Manager can work closely with senior management, while consistently meeting the needs of key stakeholders both within and external to the business gaining valuable experience working on and helping to deliver projects to a value of €4million across various organisational sectors.

The Property Development Manager will be expected to lead their own projects across all aspects of the development process including options analysis, financial appraisals, presenting / reporting, planning applications, design development, project delivery, contract negotiations, construction delivery team management whilst liaising with senior management and service management teams.

Minimum job requirements:

  • 3rd level (or equivalent) qualification in a Construction related discipline including Architecture, Engineering, Construction Economics and Surveying, Project Management.
  • 3 years’ experience post-graduation in a management role in a construction setting.
  • 6 years’ experience in a management role in a construction setting.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated:

  • Experience in the delivery of construction projects from inception through to completion and handover to client.
  • Knowledge of CWMF (Construction Works Management Framework) for the procurement and management of consultancy and contracting firms and the management of construction projects utilising public funding.
  • Understanding of current planning regulations, legislative regulations, Health & Safety (Construction) and building regulations.
  • Understanding of funding mechanisms (Public and Private Streams) available for construction and property development including CAS / CALF / HFA.
  • Ability to programme manage multiple projects and to achieve deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience of financial management and budget tracking.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver regular reporting to internal and external key stakeholders.
  • Proficiency and experience with computer software packages like Microsoft Office etc.
  • Experience of residential and/or commercial delivery, ideally on medium / large scale projects.

All applications will be screened for eligibility using the essential qualifications, experience and skills outlined in the job specification. Only those applicants who possess the required essential criteria will be progressed to the next stage of the selection process.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Manage multiple projects at various stages, from inception /feasibility through planning, tender, contract, and construction stages.
  • Strict adherence to agreed timelines and cost monitoring.
  • Liaison with all property and finance team members to identify key milestones, critical dates, delays, and the impact on the critical path for individual projects.
  • Production of progress and financial reports for and attendance at organisational and project meetings as required.
  • Monitor quality standards to ensure works are specified and completed in compliance with legislative requirements, i.e. building regulations, fire safety, health and safety, etc.
  • Ensure all developments are environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.


  • Provide leadership to the Design Teams ensuring they work cohesively with a shared vision delivering Key Performance Indicators for the purposes of efficiency and accountability.
  • Work as part of the Property team and participate in Property and wider cross-organisational leadership teams.
  • Formulate organisational strategy, policies, annual scorecards, and budgets ensuring the mission and strategic goals of the organisation are achieved.
  • Supporting organisational colleagues on property-related activities as identified by the Head of Property. This role may vary depending on the requirements of the organisation.

Relationship Management

  • Effectively manage key relationships both internally and externally in a way that enhances the quality, sustainability, and reputation of Dublin Simon Community.
  • Procurement, appointment, and management of the consultancy design teams for each project in line with public and organisational procurement requirements.
  • Liaison with and reporting to Local Authority and Government Department agencies who will be the sponsoring agencies and sanctioning authorities for many of the Development Projects.
  • Management of the design and delivery team project managers in reviewing the contractor’s construction programme, ensuring they are in line with workflow and cash flow requirements.
  • Management of project handover from contractor to facilities team, to ensure completion of all works, testing and training of systems and the hand over of the safety file.

Location: Red Cow lane, Dublin 7.
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week. 25 days annual leave.

Please note, shortlisting will be in progress throughout the period that the vacancy is live, so you may be called for an interview and/or the vacancy may be filled before the closing date

Note: The duties listed in this job description are not exhaustive and you may be expected to perform other duties as are reasonable in the course of your work with Dublin Simon Community.


  • 25 days annual leave,
  • 5% matched contribution to your pension,
  • Paid Sick Leave Policy,
  • Paid Maternity Leave Policy,
  • Bike to Work Scheme,
  • Commuter Travel Tax Savers Ticker,
  • 1st-week Comprehensive Training.

Apply for the position

Application due date: 01/08/2021
For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4800

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
21st Jul, 2021
Dublin City
Expiry Date
1st Aug, 2021