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Head of Technical

  • Sector: Residential Design & Technical
  • Location: Kent
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £80,000 - £95,000 per annum + package
Job description

Calling all experienced Design Managers and Technical Managers in Kent who are looking to take that next step in to a Head of Department role for a leading house builder!!


As rare as these roles come, I'm looking for a Head of Technical to work for a leading house builder and developer in Kent. Reporting in to the Technical Director and Chief Executive, you will be managing and overseeing a team of six and will deputise in absence of the Technical Director when required. You will have proven knowledge of the development cycle from cradle to grave and be able to oversee the team, making sure projects are delivered on time and within budget and able to step in when needed.


The company has an extremely healthy land bank with plenty of projects coming through the pipeline. The company delivers a wide array of projects including low rise traditional housing, bespoke high end devlelopments in sough after locations and RC frame residential and mixed use projects across Kent and the South East. Further locations have been highlighted as they continue to grow and expand rapidly.


To fulfil the role, you need to be an experienced Technical Manager or Design Manager who is ideally working at another house builder, developer or contractor and has prior experience of overseeing complex projects from cradle to grave as well as managing teams. You will ideally be degree qualified in Architecture or Engineering however relevant experience will also be considered. You also need to be a problem solver and someone who is a calm and collected individual when it comes to dealing with a team, problems on sites etc. Residential experience is essential as this is the company's bread and butter.


This is a great opportunity not to be missed. Interviews are being conducted as soon as possible with a view to hiring immenently so please don't miss out and get in touch!


Key Requirements:

  • Experience of working in the residential industry at a senior level (Design Managers, Technical Managers, current Head of Design, Head of Technical etc are encouraged to apply).
  • Experience of managing a team below you. You will be managing a team of 6 so people management skills are required.
  • Ideally Degree qualified (Architect, Engineering or other relevant disciplines).
  • Ideally working at another house builder, developer or contractor on multi unit residential developments.
  • A proven background of managing your own projects from cradle to grave and a sound understanding of this process. Someone who knows what they're talking about and can't have the wool pulled over their eyes.
  • A calm and collected individual who is able to problem solve, foresee issues, make sure projects are on time and within budget whilst managing more junior members of the team.
  • Someone who is looking to be part of something exciting, have input in senior decisions and guide others around you and not afraid to speak up.


Please contact Darren Butland at

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