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Development Manager - Residential

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High-calibre design and delivery focused Residential Development professional required to manage the development and delivery of the residential strategy and detailed client requirements on NEOM’s largest region. Should have a good working knowledge of Residential Design, Specification, Project Management, Delivery and Hand-over.

Key Accountabilities & Activities

  • Working with senior management to develop and implement the overarching Luxury Residential Strategy for THE LINE, progressing to detailed asset requirements for all residential sub-categories.
  • Provide oversight and design-guidance during all stages of design, from Concept through to detailed design and Issue for Construction.
  • Prepare presentation content to communicate the residential development strategies using robust research-backed financial modelling and assumptions.
  • Manage the procurement of specialist residential real estate advisory services to develop specific workstreams including detailed asset design recommendations, interior design and fit-out requirements, amenity requirements etc.
  • Incorporate requirements of Funding, Asset Management & Operations, Sales & Marketing stakeholders.
  • Monitor delivery progress and prepare regular reporting updates as required by the business
  • Take responsibility for the budget assigned for consultant workstreams, ensure procurement policy is followed, manage consultants to drive deliverables and program.
  • Knowledge of sustainability and technology
  • Take ownership of ad-hoc projects, studies and workstreams, reacting quickly to the dynamic project environment.
  • Work with management to design and develop NEOM’s management reporting procedures and policies
  • Assist senior management with other ad-hoc projects

Background, Skills & Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • 10+ years’ experience, ideally with some time working client side for globally recognised Residential developers in mature markets.
  • Some previous exposure on international and large scale giga-projects within the region or key global cities is advantageous.
  • Experience in feasibility as well as design & specification stages is preferable, experience in residential development is essential.
  • Specialisms in luxury, senior living, student, BTR or affordable housing advantageous.


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in a design, engineering, surveying or other technical discipline.
  • Masters Degree educated in Real Estate, Development, Project Management, Finance or related is advantageous.
  • Should be familiar working with development appraisals, specifications, and client briefs.
  • Adaptable to a dynamic and rapidly changing workload.
  • Able to autonomously balance and prioritise multiple workstreams.
  • Highly collaborative, open mindset and strong communication skills.
  • Able to build effective working relations with multiple stakeholders within NEOM and beyond.
  • Proven track record of leading and managing teams with strong ability to prioritize tasks in a highly dynamic environment
  • High affinity to standards, technology, and innovation
  • Fluent in use of MS Excel & PowerPoint essential, project programming software (P6/MS Project) advantageous.


  • Bachelor’s degree essential
  • MSc or MBA or equivalent education preferred, training and work-related experience.
  • Professional accreditation (RIBA, RICS, or similar) is preferred


in Saudi Arabia , Tabuk city

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