Sep 30, 2021
£45,000 - £50,000 yearly
Salary & Package: £45,000 - £50,000, Car / Allowance, Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
A busy house builder seeks to appoint a Development Engineer to join their regional office in the North West. The company started as a small family run business and have expanded gradually over the years creating an enviable reputation, built on quality, customer service and delivering high standards. They are now one of the top 10 house builders building new properties ranging from 1 bed apartments to luxury family homes across the UK.
Development Engineer Role
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, they have a variety of house types on their sites, all of which come with their unique challenges to solve.
" 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 our 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.
Skills & experience required
The successful candidate will have a strong Design/technical background, either with a Consultancy or a House Builder
" 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.
" HNC/HND in a building related topic
" CSCS card or equivalent
" 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
To apply, contact Deena at Fawkes & Reece - (phone number removed)