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Technical Director

  • Sector: Residential Design & Technical
  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 including benefits

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Job description

We are currently seeking an experience Technical Director or Head of Technical to join a team within an office near Sheffield.

This position is a brand new live position, which has become available due to rapid growth within the business.

Our client are a FTSE 100 client and are amongst the top 10  housebuilders across the United Kingdom.

Purpose of the Role:
• The main purpose of the role is to develop and manage the technical processes between consultants.
• To ensure that information and approvals are in place to allow the production team to build to the required standard and in line with the 5 year plan.

• To understand, implement and adhere to SHEQ policy and strategy and ensure that all staff reporting to you do the same.

Key Responsibilities:

Technical Design & Approval Procedures
• Work closely with the Land team to ensure that feasibility sketches are buildable and compliant with regulations.
• Ensure Technical Department procedures, layouts and technical reports for Land Appraisals; and required working drawings to the agreed date schedule.
• Assist the commercial team in the appraisal of abnormal costs.
• Appoint brief and manage specialist consultants in all design and survey work to achieve the company design requirements.
• Plan and manage the development lead in process to achieve a start on site.

Manage Design Consultants
• Work closely with other staff to prepare brief for consultants.
• Host Pre-Commission meetings to agree brief programme for works.
• Procure and manage consultants.
• Ensure all approvals are in place when required.

Review Designs
• Work closely with staff to review and check drawings for accuracy, correctness and commercial suitability.

Services Management (in co-ordination with Central office)
• Obtain existing information from relevant organisations.
• Liaise with Services Co-ordinator to ensure utility information is processed in a timely manner.
• Work with Services Co-ordinator to procure the appropriate utility companies.
• Liaise with Services Co-ordinator and Commercial Manager to ensure orders are placed for the supply of all services on a timely basis.
• Support the management of service providers throughout the construction process.

Adoption Management
• Establish approval of proposals to ensure all constructed works and surplus land will be

passed onto the appropriate statutory bodies.
• Agree and formalise the detail of all adoption agreements.
• Agree and manage bond values.
• Pursue adoption completion procedures.

Drawing Management
• Issue drawings and information through a register system to ensure control on site.
• Ensure amendments to standard drawings are incorporated by external consultants.

Manage Ground / Remediation Consultants
• Understand and evaluate the technical constraints on land development.
• Commission ground investigation and remediation reports.
• Manage remediation consultants.
• Review technical information concerning remediation and provide value engineering solutions.

• Prepare papers for inclusion in Regional Board Pack, present current issues and be involved in discussing and influencing all aspects of the business.

What we are looking for:
• Confident oral and written communication skills.
• Communicate effectively with all those who have a stake in the work.
• Effectively manage time in order to meet deadlines.
• Ability to negotiate and influence.
• Lead, motivate, communicate, develop, appraise and performance manage staff to ensure they are fully motivated to achieve best performance to meet the company’s needs.
• Leadership skills.
• Previous experience as Technical Manager/Technical Director role within a residential house building environment.
• Up to date relevant knowledge of building legislation.
• Experience of Partnership arrangements.
• Up to date relevant knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
• Confident
• Self-motivated
• Enthusiastic
• Flexible & adaptable
• Ability to work both alone and as part of a team
• Resilient

TDM Recruitment Group is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

TDM Recruitment Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.