Technical Manager

February 14, 2020
Job Type
Ref No
£60k - £70k


About this Role:

This Technical Manager role is with one of the UK's largest residential developers. Founded over 50 years ago, this company have grown from a regional housebuilder to a National developer operating a network of divisions a across the UK. The Southern division deliver small stand-alone developments through to larger communities (mostly traditional build and timber frame), primarily around the South and South East.

Due to an internal restructure, you will responsible for a team of junior coordinators on a scheme comprising of 250+ 2,3,4,5, bed houses which will have both private & social housing. Enabling works have just commenced and the MEP package is being finalised to go out to tender. Design is well progressed and in advance of Construction.

As Technical Manager you will be responsible for delivering technical and design matters within the respective programme and within budget, ensuring the highest quality of design standards and technical support for the business.

Key responsibilities

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. 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.

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.

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

As 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 and office based development meetings as necessary. Attend and participate in running design team meetings and follow up actions specified maintaining continuous 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.

The Person:

Previous experience working as a Technical Manager / Design Manager for a residential main contractor or developer.

Previous experience working on volume build residential projects, ideally residential traditional build and RC frame.

Must have a technical, design or engineering background

Preferably degree qualified

A good working knowledge of Health & Safety requirements and UK building regulations

Able to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership of projects

Knowledge of ICT and software systems.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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

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