Feb 06, 2021
£40,000 - £55,000 yearly
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
A leading house builder are looking to recruit an Engineer/Technical Coordinator to work from their Staffordshire office in the West Midlands
As an experienced Engineer / Technical Coordinator you will have day to day responsibilities as follows:
The Design & Technical teams are involved in all aspects of housing design and innovation. This includes responsibility for researching the best materials, at the best cost.
In terms of design, there are a variety of house types on the sites, all of which come with their unique challenges to solve. The drive for sustainability, value and ever-changing building and environmental legislation means
that innovative and unique solutions are required. Most of the employees employed within these teams have either an architectural or engineering background, and this role will offer the opportunity to gain expertise in design
and project management.
Principle accountabilities of the role include:
Review technical information and reports at potential new land evaluation stage and prepare feasibility engineering designs
Obtain fee quotations from specialist consultants for all engineering designs and technical requirements.
Procure Engineering Designs, Site Investigation, Demolition, Asbestos, Grouting and Flood Risk Information.
Review external consultants engineering designs/details with a view to value engineer where possible to ensure the most cost effective solutions.
Attend design meetings with highways/water authorities to determine local authorities requirements.
Ensure the timely distribution of all relevant drawings and technical information to Construction, Sales and Commercial departments to ensure production targets and budgets are achieved in accordance with the overall build programme.
Coordinate consultants for the production of engineering drawings to achieve technical approvals from the local authorities.
Work in conjunction with external legal teams to ensure all legal agreements including section agreements and deed of easements are completed in a timely manner
Attend/Chair and actively participate in all pre-start meetings, progress site meetings and other meetings as required to review and assess progress and provide constructive and frequent feedback on project performance.
Provide on-going technical support and guidance to other internal departments and colleagues to ensure that any remediation works on site are cost effective and on programme.
Share knowledge and assist other staff members in carrying out their duties.
As part of the Technical Department's role in CDM prepare and issue in association with other relevant departments information in line with the Company's Health and safety Policies for each development.
Link between the technical and construction department on engineering matters.
Experience, Qualifications and Skills
A privately owned national house builder. They operate through 20 regional divisions that build bungalows, flats, and houses throughout the UK. They are one of the Uk`s largest home builders and sell about 5,000 homes annually at an average price of about £176,000. With a land bank of 18,000 plots with planning permission.
It is likely you will have previously worked as either a Technical Coordinator in a similar house building environment and be educated to degree level or equivalent (HND min)
Experience of working as a Development Engineer within construction/housebuilding.
Sound working knowledge of all CAD and other software civil engineering packages
Understanding of CDM Regulations, LABC/NHBC requirements and Codes of Practice
Knowledge of specific design and specification features with regards to road and sewer agreements and maximise value to the Company.
Qualifications and Training
HNC/HND in a building related topic
CSCS card or equivalent
Skills and Aptitude
Excellent attention to detail
Methodical, conscientious, organised and works to deliver high standards.
Strong communication, listening and presentation skills with the ability to be able to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
Ability to work on own as well as part of a team
Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and delegate effectively
IT literate and the ability to adapt to new systems within the technical environment.
Committed to diversity and inclusion
The Role and Working Conditions
Willing to be flexible in respect to day to day duties and hours worked.
Office based role, with regular travel to development sites as and when required.
Ability to travel to all development sites within Divisional area.
If you feel that you have the correct skills for this role then please forward CV's to Adam Shaw on the link provided.
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