Development Manager

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  • Job Type:Full time
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  • Business Group:Residential
  • Location:Christchurch
  • Job Reference:FRL/29767
  • Closing Date:21 Dec 2022


About Us

Fletcher Living has a long history and a strong commitment to providing quality new homes for New Zealanders. As one of the country’s leading residential developers and builders, the Fletcher Residential and Land Development Division has been an integral part of the Fletcher Building family for over 110 years. Our reputation hasn’t grown overnight, James Fletcher built his first weatherboard home in Dunedin in 1909 and the home still stands proud today, an ever-present statement of our craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Why Join Us?

We’re a high performing and innovative business and are proud to say that we have a highly engaged and successful team. We have a fantastic people culture and encourage everyone to bring their full and genuine selves to work. Our workplaces are enriched by many different nationalities, languages, religions, customs and lifestyles. We’re proud of this diversity and understand that it brings a richer and broader perspective to how we operate by helping us connect better with our people and with our customer base.

About the Role

As a Development Manager in the Canterbury branch, you will be instrumental in the overall strategy and delivery of residential building projects from feasibility through to handover on completion.

As well as a number of lucrative development prospects across Canterbury, this role will see you working on ‘One Central’ one of the largest and most exciting central city redevelopment opportunities in New Zealand together with suburban land and housing developments which we currently have underway. In all cases the vision is to create vibrant communities for our customers across a wide variety of typologies and lifestyle choices.

We are looking for a Development Manager with the experience and ability to manage the process throughout the project lifecycle, be it on one of the Super Lots within One Central or any other of our projects.

About You

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about Residential Development, from initial feasibility stage, design, sales & marketing strategy through to Delivery.  The ideal candidate will have an astute understanding of the market, ideally coupled with prior experience working on mixed density residential developments. You will have a clear understanding of the development process along with a track record in successfully delivering projects through to completion.

You will understand the importance of developing strong relationships across various internal and external stakeholder groups. As such you will need to be able to display excellent communication and organisational skills along with the ability to collaborate and problem-solve with multiple parties, whilst ensuring you are always mindful of key requirements in relation to cost, quality management, health and safety and timely delivery of projects.


We are experiencing year on year growth and are projected to deliver even greater volumes over the coming years, so if you are someone who enjoys being part of a high-performing team with big aspirations, then this could be the role for you. Along with providing a competitive salary and excellent incentive scheme, you will enjoy the benefits of working for an industry leader, whilst also having the ability to make a big difference in Christchurch and expanding your career horizons.

Application Process

Applications should be made by submitting a CV and cover letter outlining your interest, motivation and what you would bring to this role by way of background, experience and fit for the role and our team.  Please apply online or contact Olivia Finn, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, on 0272509566 for more information. 

We welcome your individuality. We are enriched by so many nationalities, languages, religions, customs, and lifestyles. We are proud of our diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger.