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Senior Technical Manager

  • 90000
  • Residential Development
  • Kent

Senior Technical Manager

National house builder

Up to 90k


Our client is a multi-award winning PLC, and are the UK’s leading mix tenure developer. They currently have a healthy pipeline of work, and due to growth require a Technical Manager/Senior Technical Manager to join their West London region.

Purpose of the Role

To be involved with a project from land bid or tender by providing construction technical guidance and co-ordination through to the pre-construction design and technical management functions for delivery of the development through to post completion

Act as the Client focal point and Construction Team Co-ordinator during the construction phase of the project.

To manage the planning and delivery of infrastructure, including services and landscaping on developments

To manage the work and/or expectations of key project stakeholders and customers, for example project stakeholders, residential customers, external design consultants and suppliers/contractors

What skills and experience are essential to do this job?

A pro-active management style with capability to lead and coordinate the managers across a wider team.

Ability to prioritise and delegate as appropriate effectively negotiate, motivate and communicate in order to influence others to ensure that the required objectives are met.

Leadership skills including assertiveness, being decisive, flexible, good time management, organised, effective at leading / participating in meetings, works well under pressure and to strict deadlines.

Experience and knowledge of planning, financial and legal processes.

A general background knowledge in property combined with a relevant qualification.

What do I need to achieve and deliver to be effective in this job?

Co-ordinate project teams throughout the planning and development process monitoring progress to ensure the delivery of serviced land parcels on time and in budget.

Ensure all co-ordination issues relating to tenders and contract issues are implemented between design team, construction team, employer’s agent, and client.

Co-ordinate the pre-construction plans and programmes from consultants, suppliers to ensure overall integrated programme is prepared

Manage the technical and design process of the project from Planning Consent to Practical Completion.

Providing technical advice on the feasibility of projects, determining constraints and advising on budgets, phasing and timing.

Produce development fees, utility costs for the construction cost. Liaise with Estimators, Surveyors, Buyers and Construction. Job Description Last Updated: January 2021

Undertake financial management and provide budgeting forecasting information for infrastructure budgets.

Coordinate consultant appointments and prepare appointment scopes, design programmes and fee budgets.

Co-ordinate technical, design and external Client issues with the Construction Team, Development and Sales & Marketing Team.

Act as the main Client contact during the Construction Phase.

Produce the Health & Safety Construction Plan with the Construction Manager and issue monthly CDM statements.

Address relevant issues with JCT Contracts, Employers Requirements, Contractors Proposals, Insurances, Performance Bonds, Adoption Agreements and Bonds, Warranties, etc.

In conjunction with Environmental Consultant issue agreed sustainability/Code PreAssessment and Energy Strategy.

Assist Technical Administrators and Coordinators with the preparation of Health & Safety File/O&M Manual.

Liaise with Joint Venture Partners and Funders throughout the development process.

Manage, agree and complete legal adoptions of all infrastructure elements.

Manage strategic statute services, diversions and connections.

Discharge S106 conditions for the developments.

To be successful in this role I may have experience in these areas:

Experience of Project Management in either a development company or professional practice.

Up to date knowledge of best practice and the latest products and specification items available in the marketplace.

An ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management with respect to Client, Professional Practices and site operators, both internal and external to the Company.

An understanding of the construction process involving JCT Forms of Contract.

Experience using a document management system such as Viewpoint/4P/Docelite

Experience in a Technical Manager role or similar It would be an advantage if I have these qualifications:

Professional qualification from recognised institution eg. RIBA; RICS; CIOB etc

Evidence of a strong understanding of financial, legal, and planning processes.

Degree level education or 5+ years relevant industry experience.

Contact Danny – CITYSCAPE