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Design Engineer (Residential developer)

  • 50k - 60k plus package
  • Residential Development
  • Cambridge

Engineer/Senior Engineer

One of the UK’s Leading Developers


About the company:

This opportunity is for one of the leading housebuilders in the UK who has built over 100,000 homes. They are recognised throughout the construction industry for their regeneration schemes whilst they have successfully grown from a small, family owned company to one of the most successful housebuilders in the UK.

The Technical teams are involved in all aspects of Civils 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 our sites, all of which come with their unique challenges to solve. Our drive for sustainability, value engineering and ever-changing Water/Highway Authorities requirements 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.

Principal accountabilities of the role include:

Coordinate the delivery of technical information for new and current developments including instructing and managing engineering specialist consultants and dealing with a wide range of technical issues.

Assist the Technical team with all Engineering related work and manage drawing issues.

Procure Engineering Designs, Site Investigation, Demolition, Asbestos, Grouting and Flood Risk Information.

Coordinate consultants for the production of engineering drawings to achieve technical approvals from the local authorities.

Liaise with Local Authorities and Water Authorities in relation to all S38, S278, S104 and S106 agreements and ensuring that all agreements are in place prior to the site start and completed through to adoption in a timely manner.

Check all drawings prepared by Consultants in relation to the civil engineering aspects of the developments.

Liaise closely with Construction department to ensure sites are placed on maintenance in a timely manner and adoptions take place, thereby avoiding over runs on bonds.

Design roads, drainage and external works for feasibility studies when required, such as establishing drainage guidelines in consultation with Water Authority and advising as to whether discharge limits are to be set.

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

Link between the technical and construction department on engineering matters.

Contributing to planning and other regulatory application procedures.


Experience, Qualifications and Skills

Experience of working as a Design Engineer within construction/housebuilding.

Experience of CAD and micro-drainage.

Knowledge of specific design and specification features with regards to road and sewer agreements and design

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 and listening 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

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.


In return we can offer you:

Competitive salary

Annual bonus

Competitive Car Allowance

25 days holiday, plus bank holidays

Contributory pension scheme

Life assurance