Technical Director

Function:
Operations
Location:
North East
Hours Per Week:
37.5
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
01 Nov 2020
Salary Details:
Competitive
What you'll be doing?

The Design and Technical teams are involved in all aspects of housing design and innovation, this team is also responsible for researching the best materials, at the best cost.

In terms of design, there’s the sheer variety of our sites, many of them using existing buildings, and all of them with unique problems to solve. Then there’s the question of new materials and our drive for sustainability and value, all in the face of ever changing building and environmental legislation.

Most of the people in this team have an architectural or engineering background, and for all, we offer the opportunity to gain expertise in design and project management in a thought-provoking setting.

Reporting to the Managing Director, to support site development and the attainment of targets through the management of all technical services, including all technical, engineering and architectural aspects of the business from land acquisition through to site completions and final adoptions.

You will be expected to:

  • Ensure the Technical team are fully resourced and well-directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities, and are provided with full support in achieving these, in terms of communication, training and development, and the organisation of the department’s workload
  • Engage with the management of the business, in accordance with corporate responsibility for the business, work effectively as part of the senior management team and take a “whole company” perspective to managing issues
  • Provide a practical and cost effective technical service to the company and to ensure that best practice is followed, costs are controlled, the department maximises revenue generation and contribution to the company’s operating profit
  • Be directly responsible for managing the professional fee budget for each development
  • Be responsible for producing technical design solutions encompassing site evaluation, architectural and engineering design, the investigation of technical problems encountered and provision of economical viable resolutions
  • Ensure that technical department procedures are adhered to, and layouts, technical reports for land appraisal and required working drawings are provided within the agreed date schedule
  • Appropriately report to the MD and Divisional Board in line with the standard format and schedule
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures
  • Undertake the role of Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations
What you'll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • Demonstrable effective experience of working for a major company in a similar role or at the level of Design/Technical Manager
  • Individual who is ideally qualified to degree or HNC in Construction, Engineering, Town Planning or Urban Design, RICS or RIBA qualified or NVQ Level 5 in a relevant subject
  • Excellent communicator, with high detail orientation and the ability to prioritise tasks to meet changing business needs
  • Extensive experience of working within established development methodologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of the major functions within the remit of Technical Services and how they impact on site acquisition and development.
  • Ability to identify issues which impact on land value/development costs and to make the correct ‘allowances’
  • A motivational team-leader focused on managing, coaching and developing the Technical team to achieve their full potential
Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder eleven years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Company Car or Cash Allowance
  • Family Cover Private Medical Insurance
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • Group Income Protection
  • 25 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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