Development Manager


Development Manager

Business Area: Infrastructure 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Osborne is one of the leading construction businesses in the UK. As a family-owned business, we have the freedom and flexibility to take a different approach. We focus on creating structures and spaces that provide an environment for people to thrive in and solutions for our customers that provide a better experience during the creation. From rail to road, housing to healthcare, however large the project or contract, we know that it is always personal to the people who use it and those that are responsible for it. 

We provide an inclusive environment which is aligned to our core values of Quality, Integrity, Openness, Caring and Progressive. We value everyone as an individual and provide the opportunity to influence and change the way that we do things to ensure that we progress and evolve as a business. As a responsible employer we are also committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff at all times. 
Infrastructure, be part of our success
Infrastructure is not just about building practical solutions for our customers – it’s about enabling people, businesses and communities to become more connected. Our employees are an integral part of that process, whereby each individual helps to shape the future of Transport Infrastructure across the country. If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference, then you have come to the right place, with over £1b of secured pipeline taking us up to pretty much the end of this decade. At a time of increased uncertainty greater security of employment as well as development opportunities are important.


The Opportunity

To support the growth of our rail business, we are currently recruiting for a Development Manager. Based from home and London, The Development Manager will support on the successful development of a package of pre-construction works for both Network Rail and Osborne, in line with the One Team Wessex Vision. As part of the Pre-Construction design and developments team; you will be accountable for the development of schemes through design and other pre-construction activities, to ultimately hand over the schemes to our Delivery teams to construct. This entails working closely with our customers, stakeholders, our main design partner, other designers, supplier partners, and our delivery teams to create solutions that delight our customers, are of a high quality, within the financial targets set and in line with agreed programmes.

You will lead by example by engendering the collaborative One Team Wessex culture throughout the package team, including suppliers and customers, ensuring that everyone works towards our common vision of a vibrant delivery mechanism that delivers on promises, chosen by customers and has safety at its core.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has experience of Pre-Construction design activities, ideally within a rail environment. You will have a good understanding of general civil engineering from a projects perspective and have managed design programmes and been responsible for their delivery, in terms of quality, design assurance, commercial performance, and meeting programme constraints. You will be able to motivate people and drive business performance, possessing good levels of personal energy and be comfortable operating in a complex, fast paced environment. You will have the credibility to establish customer and team confidence whilst always looking at innovative ways to improve performance.

Our Benefits
  • Competitive Salary and Company Car (dependent on position)
  • Company Pension
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Gift Day off for your Birthday
  • Private Health Insurance (after qualifying period dependent on level)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Trade Discount Cards
If this sounds a lot like you, and your approach to your work is the same as ours, we would love to hear from you. If we end up working together, we will give you a great environment to work in with real opportunities for you to shine, deliver great work and develop your career.
Please note that we would also make reasonable adjustments where possible to ensure that our places of work are inclusive and allow us to support the creation of a diverse and engaged business.

Due to the nature of the work that Osborne are involved in, additional criminal record checks maybe required to carry out particular roles. This will be clarified during the interview process. 

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