Careers at Caydon

A career with Caydon is about more than just property development or our apartments, it’s about becoming intricately involved in the design of our cities. Whether in Melbourne or cities across the US, our goal is the same – to introduce the world to our unique perspective on design-led living. We’d love you to be part of the team.

Current openings

  • Development Manager

    Posted 29 January 2020


    Caydon is seeking a highly motivated Development Manager to lead, manage and facilitate the acquisition, design, and construction of multiple high-rise mixed-use projects. The Development Manager will have the opportunity to grow with the company, extending beyond development and construction, becoming an integral member of the US development team. Reporting to the Managing Director of Caydon USA at Caydon’s US headquarters in Houston, the successful candidate will oversee, sheppard, and take ownership of all elements of the entitlement, design, and development as well as expand into the businesses overall operations. Tasks include but are not limited to: due diligence, entitlements, budgeting, cost control, coordination of architects/engineers/consultants, implementation of design strategy, permitting, municipality interactions, external client relations, and other development-related activities. 



    As part of our hiring process, we ask candidates to set aside 5-10 uninterrupted minutes to complete a Predictive Index® Behavioural Assessment. This assessment does not measure intelligence, education, or experience. It simply measures work and communication needs. Any submissions or responses to this position will not be considered complete until this assessment has been completed.

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    The role will be based in Houston, Texas however the Development Manager will oversee Caydon's West Coast projects and therefore moderate travel will be required.






    -Driven, self-motivated, pro-active, and highly organized

    -Inquisitive, analytical, and superb problem solver

    -Entrepreneurial mindset and able to multitask fluidly as a collaborative team player

    -Believes in making the end known from the beginning

    -Willing, able, and ready to execute details to move projects forward




    -Ensure projects are delivered to Caydon’s quality expectations, on-time, and within the approved budget.

    -Oversee and manage all communications and workflow with all internal and external stakeholders.

    -Creation, management, reporting, tracking, and analysis of project schedules, milestones, deliverables, budgets, etc.

    -Create, manage, and present all reporting, job status updates, risk analysis, schedule analysis, etc. to engage internal stakeholders to mitigate potential risk, cost over-runs, schedule delays, etc.

    -Coordinate with internal departments (marketing, legal, design, accounting, finance, etc.) to ensure all stakeholders are properly informed and integrated with the project delivery, milestones, deliverables, etc.

    -Experience in creating and presenting professional presentations to internal and external stakeholders whom interact with various levels of the company.

    -Review, analyze, investigate, rebut, and approve third party contracts, agreements, change orders, billings, etc.

    -Ability to work autonomously, be proactive, multi-task, and work remotely in a small fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

    -Create, manage, monitor, and report on all costs associated with the development, including budgets, cashflows, commitments, expenditure curves, cost forecasting, etc.

    -Facilitate hiring, directing, managing, and evaluating the work of multiple design professionals, consultants, general contractors, and project staff.

    -Obtain, review, rebut, and memorialize all appraisals.

    -Assist Director of Development in hiring, onboarding, and managing departmental staff.


    Acquisitions & Finance

    -Assist in acquisition related activites on an as-needed basis.

    -Oversee and cause all lender IMs to be created in accordance with the project requirements.

    -Oversee and manage the creation and distribution of all bank billings for project under management.

    -Create, review, and execute all project related budgets, forecasts, cashflows, etc.

    -Manage and report on all sources and uses for project under management; including outstanding values, forecasts to complete, etc.

    -Collect and manage all due diligence items related to PSAs, dispositions, ReFis, etc.

    -Cause feasibilities, proformas, etc. to be updated on a regular basis.

    -Create, manage, and report on the financial analysis of potential disposition opportunities.


    Planning & Entitlement

    Provide the necessary planning, organization, leadership, direction, coordination, control, reporting, decision making, and execution to ensure projects are properly planned early so a clear path forward is known by all.

    Investigate, analyze, and report on all entitlement, zoning, and planning issues which could potentially effect a project.

    Ensure all necessary documents, submissions, and/or processes are incorporated into project schedules so as to avoid surprises to the execution of a project.

    Coordinate all necessary planning and entitlement activites with internal and external stakeholders.

    Proactively research, gather, aggregate, and present as much information as possible from various sources to gain all available knowledge for analysing impacts to projects. Search for the known unknown.



    -Provide the necessary planning, organization, leadership, direction, coordination, control, reporting, decision making, and execution to ensure projects are executed efficiently and accurately by internal and external design teams.

    -Lead, oversee, and coordinate all design phases with design teams of internal and external architects, engineers, and consultants.

    -Responsible for direction to design teams regarding cost efficient planning, design, and construction of systems, which include but are not limited to: structural, MEPF, parking, trash management, etc.

    -Ensure consultant reports are integrated into drawings and specifications and all designer responses are properly documented.

    -Manage designers/consultant billings in accordance with the contracts to ensure proper format, quantity, -percent complete, deliverables, etc.

    -Conduct drawing and specification reviews to ensure proper functionality of building systems are benefiting the customer experience.

    -Oversee and execute the RFP process for all designers, consultants, service providers, etc.



    -Excellent working knowledge of relevant construction and project management related software, such as: MS Project, Excel, MS Office suite, etc.

    -Intimately familiar with construction means, methods, planning, management, control, and execution for $150M+ projects.

    -Intimately familiar with the Construction Manager at Risk agreement platform and able to execute the intent of the agreement.



    Manage the internal turnover of projects from construction phase to operational phase of development.



    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a construction or real estate related field

    Masters Degree from an accredited university in business , real estate, or finance.



    8+ years of development experience with high-rise multifamily, condominium, and/or mixed-use projects

    Experience in successfully supervising and managing direct reports.

    Must have a team-oriented approach and a successful record of developing effective working relationships with all stakeholders.

    Experience in planning and design management of projects greater than 1M gross square feet.



    Competitive base salary

    Employee Incentive / Bonus program

    Employer subsidized Medical, Vision, and Dental benefits

    401K Program w/ employer match

    Paid time off

    Flexible work schedules

    Employee discount on apartments

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