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Technical Manager (Housebuilding)

  • 65000 - 75000 +car allowance
  • Residential Development
  • Reading

Technical Manager

High spec residential

Small private developer – Residential 

75k plus package


Summary of Role:

Reporting to Head of Technical, you will be responsible for project managing new developments from acquisition to final adoption & handover.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Land Department in the investigation and acquisition of new sites.
  • To agree, manage and report on the technical programme.
  • To set, manage and report on the technical budget for developments including all fees and payments required under planning agreements.
  • Work with the Planning team in the planning process and ensure accurate technical information is provided for planning applications.
  • Procure consultant quotations and ensure appointments are to programme and are best value.
  • To be responsible for the preparation of detailed build drawings for infrastructure, engineering, and superstructures in line with programme, specification, and budget requirements.
  • Manage the preparation of specifications.
  • Liaise and prepare information for the successful delivery of affordable housing.
  • Manage negotiation and securing of technical, statutory, and legal approvals to achieve project compliance.
  • Managing the preparation, agreement, and completion of section agreements through to practical completion and handover.
  • To ensure timely registration with warranty providers i.e., NHBC, Robust Details and Building Regulation Application.
  • To be responsible for overseeing the resolution of technical design and construction issues as work proceeds and ensuring a positive outcome
  • To be responsible for liaising all key stakeholders on relevant technical matters as required.
  • Assisting sales and marketing with brochure & information requirements and technical sign off, of information.
  • To arrange and chair a timely technical handover meeting to the commercial team.
  • To ensure the technical design is meeting the minimum requirements of CDM and other health and safety regulation.
  • Ensure planning & section 106 requirements are met including payments
  • Transfer of substation sites and pumping station sites as appropriate. Skills & Knowledge
  • Experience in managing external consultants and providers, controlling external fees and expenditure.
  • Co-ordination and checking of all technical information and distribution, including the management of design team.
  • To register, resolve and monitor where appropriate site queries from production management to enable progressive product development.
  • Work closely with all internal teams for production layouts, brochures, value engineering, completion and product and specification selection.
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Design economically and understand the commercial aspects of design decisions.
  • Embrace innovation, sustainability & new technologies.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD.
  • Design and engineering construction knowledge.
  • Technical and Building Construction knowledge.
  • Detailed understanding of NHBC legislation & building regulations.
  • Detailed understanding of Health & Safety / CDM Regulations.


Person Specification:

  • Be confident working with project team to ensure the most desired and economical decisions are made and implemented into the design.
  • Must be able to communicate well at all levels internally within the business and externally with public bodies.


Please contact Danny – Cityscape 01923750095