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Technical Manager

  • 80000
  • Residential Development
  • Kent

About the company:

This is your chance to start your career with one of the largest Residential Developers.

Aiming to be an employer of choice in the industry, attracting and retaining people because of their culture and the opportunities provided for career development this developer believes in rewarding people for what they bring to the table.

They appreciate everyone’s individual contributions to the success of the wider business.  They will always look to promote within however also realise the benefits of diversifying the workforce by combining existing talent with the best skillsets and backgrounds from outside the business.



Key Activities


·         Manage technical team comprising Planning & Design / Technical co-ordinators and Engineering disciplines

·         Provide architectural / engineering support and technical guidance for regional site based operations.

·         Manage and deliver a smooth transition of new sites from the Land and Planning team through into the Technical Team.

·         Organise reports, surveys, designs etc to enable sites to be managed within the Technical team

·         Review site strategies to inform working drawings process.

·         Prepare development programmes for Team in general to manage workload and work with team for site specific programmes.

·         Appoint, Co-ordinate and control expenditure of external consultants. Aid Technical Director in producing LPE fee budgets.

·         Ensure Technical team provide full administrative support to regional site based operations for working drawings, ancillary details and technical information.

·         To co-ordinate and manage the issue of technical documentation.

·         Coordination of drawing issues and the maintenance of an efficient file management system.

·         Ensure management and programming of all engineering design in accordance with local and national standards.

·         Co-ordination of services infrastructure and negotiation of costs and agreements on schemes.

·         Manage consultants in road and sewer design on and ensure Autocad/PDS/microdrainage formats are used.

·         Co-ordinate and manage external consultants to resolve any further Architectural/Engineering issues.

·         Provide assistance and support in a timely manner to allow discharging of planning and building control.

·         Resolve issues prior to CML stage of production.

·         Manage and monitor EMS/CDM/Health and Safety/Environmental issues/checklist process.

·         Follow Taylor Wimpey Health and Safety policies.



·         Programme workload and delegate projects to Technical Coordinators.

·         Manage & Appoint external consultants and control external fees and expenditure.

·         Monitor site specific fee expenditure to inform appraisals.

·         Ensure working drawing packages are complete, coordinate and are issued on programme to meet business needs.

·         To liaise with NHBC, resolving technical & design issues as necessary.

·         Ensure site production queries are closed out to enable progressive product development.

·         Support Customer Care team as necessary.

·         Work to create a positive team spirit.

·         Be pro active in approach to projects.

·         Manage team procedures in line with Operating Framework.

·         Provide guidance and mentoring to junior staff on assertion program



  • Liaise with Regional Management / Depts
  • Liaise with Regional suppliers &
  • Procure and manage Consultants
  • Maintain network of contacts: NHBC, Local Authorities, Service Companies etc.
  • Liaise with Head Office


Commercial Activity

  • Must be able to communicate well at all levels internally within the group and externally with public bodies.
  • Embrace innovative solutions to resolve technical and design issues.
  • Should have a broad understanding of corporate vision and policies.
  • Work with the project team to ensure the most desired and economical decisions are made and implemented into the design.


Salary & Package

  • Up to £80,000 pa
  • Car: Company Car Grade 5 or car allowance £6245
  • Bonus : Discretionary
  • Medical – Extendable to Family
  • 3 and 5 year Share Save scheme
  • Sips share scheme
  • “Reward” Scheme
  • House purchase discount schemes



Agency Requirements: (General)

  • A perceptive individual who, through a natural diplomacy, can influence people in a changing environment.
  • A clear thinking person demonstrating attention to detail who is well organized and can operate independently under a broad direction.
  • A team builder who can develop and maintain good relationships and gain the confidence of other professionals both within the Company and outside.
  • A broad thinker who can take a global view and has an inherent ability to ‘get the job done’.
  • Residential experience either with a Main Contractor or Residential Developer
  • Degree Qualification or equivalent



Please contact Danny – Cityscape 01923750095