Senior Development Manager at Recruut Nigeria

Recruut Nigeria - We  are Africa's largest Urban land  development company working in partnership with world-class experts, local developers, governments and local communities, we create large-scale, mixed-use, mixed-income, satellite cities. Our developments are designed as integrated live-work-play urban environments, free of the infrastructure deficits of neighboring city centers.

Job Title: Senior Development Manager, West Africa


  • Responsible for managing the development programs of West African projects in Nigeria and Ghana, currently including the Jigna, Lekki, Appolonia and King City projects.
  • Responsible for driving the following infrastructure and real estate development areas: urban planning, development conceptualization and implementation (including value engineering), adherence to development budget, financial modeling, leasing and contracting, JV/transaction structuring and negotiating, general project management as well as managing necessary stakeholders to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget and to the approved quality.


  • Working with the Head, West Africa to implement strategic priorities for the projects in terms of commercial management, project management, finance management as well as managing necessary stakeholders;
  • Originating strategic and profitable development opportunities across the portfolio;
  • Identifying partnership opportunities to support strategic priorities; including but not limited to leading negotiations with project partners and contractors for ongoing developments;
  • Monitoring day-to-day relationships with partners for ongoing developments, and establish metrics to analyze and track performance of partners;
  • Monitoring necessary coordination to manage project sites and logistics, project documentation, project cost and working capital management, and other elements of project management;
  • Implementing best practices across projects, train local resources, build capacity and institutional knowledge;
  • Recruiting / partnering with suitable resources to carry out development activities including but not limited to sales teams and delivery team whilst also utilizing the existing in-house resources and maintaining institutional knowledge;
  • Identifying the best individual and corporate consultants in the market to work with the in-house team;
  • Working with the Group Head of Construction and Delivery as well as the project delivery teams to ensure construction is carried out on time, within budget and in accordance with the agreed quality parameters;
  • Recommending the most appropriate form of construction procurement liaising with the Group Head of Construction and Delivery;
  • Working with the Group Head of Construction and Delivery to identify new construction technologies and methods of improving logistics and supply chains;
  • Supporting the identification of potential new projects which can be undertaken by the company across West Africa and develop business cases for identified projects in consultation with the Head, West Africa;
  • Identifying and sourcing equity investors and debt providers;
  • Managing appropriate market studies, feasibility studies, concept development, financial appraisal and other activities aimed at creating bankable, deliverable projects;
  • Carrying out thorough and incisive market research to ensure the most appropriate products for the market and  sites;
  • Coordinating induction of facility management services around the newly developed facilities prior to commissioning. More generally, also developing and implementing the general urban management frameworks (services and service charge regime for the Projects), working closely with Group Head of Construction and Delivery and consulting team;
  • Ensuring application and compliance with Group Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy and Health, Safety and Quality standards;
  • Advising on property, facility management and after care services for all projects;
  • Working and liaising closely with the Country Heads and Project CEOs in West Africa;
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head, West Africa


  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Engineering, Construction Economics, Real Estate, Finance, Business Administration or comparable.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of development management experience on major real estate development projects, primarily master planned city developments as well as high rise buildings, hotels and City infrastructure development. 
  • Experience in working with a first class developer is highly desirable.
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS office applications. 
  • Good knowledge of property market dynamics, materials, construction processes and techniques, local conditions, customer preferences and current trends. 
  • Ability to provide explanation and interpretation of the objectives of JV Partners during the development process.
  • Creative and analytical

Location: Lagos

Closing Date
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