Technical Manager

February 14, 2020
Job Type
Ref No
£50k - £65k (depending on experience)


About this Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Technical Manager to join the technical team of a well-known National residential developer.

The Division of this developer have several large parcels of land which are of varying size they are expected to range from 100 – 350 homes. You will be involved in these developments from the start, working with the Technical director and the rest of the team across all design and layout elements to achieve the maximum yield from each site.

Assisting in the preparation and submission of planning applications

Participate in managing the preparation of information required for clearance of all planning conditions.

Ensure thorough co-ordination between all consultants to prevent any adopting, conflicting or maintenance issues during construction of the development. 

Assist in ensuring a submitted application is in line with Operational Framework Requirements and internal guidance on “Good Practice” for submission of planning applications.

Attend internal and external team meetings as required to assist in the preparation of information for planning submission.

Participate in managing fees budget in accordance with regional conventions and protocols, effectively manage and administer same through the entire life of a project.

Secure Building Regulations/Statutory approvals            

Prepare, submit and secure Building Regulations Approvals for developments.

Clear all Building Regulation conditions to ensure CML’s can be delivered in line with Regional targets and budget.

Maintain a good understanding of environmental/ecological constraints to development and ensure that appropriate mitigation is undertaken to allow development to proceed in line with Regional Programme.

Prepare Working Drawings and Collate all supporting information

Arrange for the preparation of all working drawing requirements –residential and non-residential uses - and supporting information for issue to Commercial Department for tendering purposes in line with agreed Programme, utilising external consultants where appropriate.

Undertake detailed assessment and approval of all supporting suppliers and manufacturer’s information, including renewable energy requirements.

Obtain all assessments and ensure compliance with HQI, Lifetime Homes, Building for Life, DQS etc.

Ensure structural assessment of all house type drawings is undertaken by an approved consultant.

Review and comment on technical content of all sales literature to ensure compliance with working drawings and issue information to sales to meet requirements of Consumer Code.

Accuracy of issue and working to tight deadlines and programmes is essential.

Provide technical support for Production sitesAs a priority, deal with the resolution of site queries in close conjunction with the Project Manager and liaise with Site Manager/Sales Executive to ensure continuity of build progress/sales progress.


Prepare for, attend and participate in all necessary key meetings as required by the Operational Framework.

Attend all site based and Head Office Development Meetings as necessary.

Attend and participate in running design team meetings and follow up actions specified.

Continual input into Value Improvement process.

Input into health, safety and environmental check lists including house type risk assessments.

Provide any necessary Input into CDM.

Any other duties as defined and required by the Technical Director or Senior Technical Manager.

Attend progress meetings with Housing Associations and other non-residential land uses and ensure appropriate information is provided to allow planning and contractual requirements to be met.

Produce any home user guide information required by housing association.

Produce O&M information as required.

About the Company/Client/Project:

The client is is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Their vision is to become the UK’s leading residential developer for creating value and delivering quality, building over 10,000 homes each year, from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom houses all across the country.

Their people are passionate about the house building industry and about their customers. Culturally they pride themselves in having a diverse work force with an opportunity to grow a career in a variety of environments, looking to develop their people in the skills and areas they are most interested in so if you are looking to join a thriving company going through an exciting period then please get in touch.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

The Person:

Good strong knowledge of the full development/ technical process. Previous experience as either a Technical Coordinator or Technical Manager within a development organization preferred

Ability to work within tight deadlines and to programme accurately

Ability to work under own initiative

Excellent communication skills and team work

Ability to manage external consultant team and ensure all deadlines are met

Degree qualified is preferred

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK


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