Technical Manager

10 Jun 2021
08 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
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Vistry Partnerships is a market leader in the high-growth partnerships housing sector. The business works closely with Governmental bodies, housing associations and local authorities across its 10 regional offices. We have established a hard-earned reputation for delivery, quality and sector knowledge across all housing tenures.

In a Nutshell:

As our Technical Manager, you will be able to demonstrate a practical, thorough, pro-active and efficient approach to design development and management. Working within a team from the inception of a project through to its completion. Reporting to the Technical Director, they will be tasked with the control and coordination of the complete design process involving the management of design consultants, external parties and stakeholders, liaison with the relevant statutory, approval and local authorities, including Clients and Client's representatives. You will need to prove an enhanced level of technical and construction knowledge, including a good working interpretation of Design Standards, the Building Regulations, Planning Guidance and the funding criteria relevant to the Affordable Housing sector. Candidates will possess the commercial awareness to inform and develop design proposals to maximise design efficiency and profitability within identified approval constraints. The candidate will have experience of working closely with commercial and operational teams to ensure efficient delivery of technical information for costing and construction. The role provides team members with inclusive responsibility for technical project management, located primarily within the company's head office, but with a requirement to attend site on frequently to provide support to site operations. The technical team work collaboratively to deliver considered and build-able design solutions, within agreed programme constraints to our project teams, with assistance from a selected and monitored consultant supply chain.

What we would like from you:

Key Responsibilities -

Pre-Contract Technical input; design feasibility/review, value engineering, planning surveys, energy strategy, sustainability, construction techniques and other elements as required by the Planning or Technical Director.
Client EOI/ITT/PQQ and Tender Submission support to the new business, pre-contract, and estimating teams.
Commission the Pre-Construction Stage Planning and Feasibility Reports; Arboriculture, Archaeological, Acoustic, Ecology, Fire Risk Assessment, Flood Risk Assessment, Traffic & Transport, Soil Investigation, Soakage Tests.
Production, Management, and Review of the Design and Pre-Construction Programmes.
Produce the Schedule of Service Document(s) for Designer/Consultant Appointments, Liaise with QS over Appointment & Warranty Completion, monitor progress and track consultant expenditure.
Chair and Organise Periodic Design Team Meetings (DTM), M&E Client Design Meetings, collate and distribute minutes.
Efficiently Value Engineer Design Proposals in Conjunction with other members of the Project Team.
Ensure Design and Contractual Standards; Employers Requirements, HQI Information, Addendum Specifications are adhered to during the Design Stages and issue relevant information to the Project Team.
Manage the Production and Review of Design Information and Details during the Pre-Contract and Construction PhaseCompetencies -

Professional Qualifications & Development (Degree, HND/HNC, CPD)
Relevant Design & Construction experience within a Contracting/Development organization
An organised and prioritised working discipline dealing and managing tasks effectively and sequentially
A sound technical understanding of relevant industry guidance, coupled with an aptitude to learn, obtain and retain information as required within the role
The ability to work thoroughly and efficiently within a collaborative team environment.
Commitment to delivering information in line with agreed programmes, often in a pressured environmentDesirable -

Site based Construction Experience preceding and Design orientated roles
Architectural, Civil Engineering, or Structural Engineering design experience
Member of professional body
comfortable with digital technologiesThe Good Stuff:

Vistry Partnerships is a fast paced and exciting place to work. We offer our employees multiple opportunities to learn, develop and nurture successful careers with us.

Some of our key benefits include???

Competitive salary and package
28 days holiday plus the option to buy or sell up to 5 days
Private Healthcare
Company Contributory Pension Scheme
Sharesave scheme
Company car, car allowance or travel allowance (role and geographic dependant)
Support with a professional membershipLet's tell you a bit more about us???

The Group came together at the start of 2020, bringing together the energy, talent and deep-rooted experience of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships. With a wide range of skills, experience and backgrounds - we have come together to live our values of Integrity, Caring and Quality.

We are all about people, and it is our people, around 3000 of us, who have created a UK top-five housebuilder, with a five-star rating. We care about the wellbeing of our people and we value diversity and inclusion, seeking to create a supportive, dynamic environment where talented and dedicated people can develop their career.

Inclusion and diversity are paramount to us within Vistry Group - we firmly believe that this culture nurtures stronger performances across the wider business. All of our applicants and employees are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, then please do not hesitate to contact us - we will always be happy to help

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