Senior Technical Manager

Recruiter
Longhurst Group
Location
Lincoln, Boston or Peterborough
Salary
Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted
02 Oct 2019
Closes
30 Oct 2019
Ref
LHGVV468776
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Technical Manager

Lincoln, Boston or Peterborough

Up to £65,000 per annum

Permanent

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced and dynamic Senior Technical Manager to join our Construction team during a period of organisational change and growth.

Do you have a passion to make a real difference in the affordable housing sector? Well this may be the role for you.

This role has the option to be based in Lincoln, Boston or Peterborough.

 

The Role

Do you want to work for a company where you can make a difference?

Here at Longhurst Group we deliver an ambitious Housing Development Programme by creating valuable partnerships with local authorities, developers, land owners and agents. This enables us to put our customers first by building new affordable & market sale homes. We have a desire to create and foster positive communities, enabling us to build great places to live, and to provide excellent housing management services. This ultimately transcends into our key vision of “making a difference” and “improving lives”.

 

As a professional Senior Technical Manager you will:

  • Be responsible for ensuring good cost and contract management on live development schemes.
  • Work as a key member of the Construction Team, within the wider Development and Sales department, managing the Employers Agents and other Professionals within the team including their programme of work. Whilst at the same time taking on Employers Agent duties.
  • Support all key stakeholders, including external partners, of the project team by reviewing the Construction Teams projects, and monitor physical and financial progress against programme, providing a periodic progress and risk report for the client to assist the smooth running and delivery of the Development & Sales Team annual programme.
  • Provide leadership, guidance & support to the team managers in delivering the best possible service to Longhurst Group’s customers.

 

As a values-led organisation, with values that include ‘Push the Boundaries’ and ‘Fun and Fair’, you can imagine the kind of communities we want to create for our customers.

 

About You

Our ideal Senior Technical Manager candidate will possess a good understanding of technical and construction project matters influencing the land acquisition process and the planning system. As a housing developer we have a program to deliver 1,000 new homes a year over the next 10 years. Our focus is securing new land to help deliver our programme of affordable housing, market sale homes and extra care and supported housing schemes.

 

As a Senior Technical Manager you will:

  • Hold a degree-level qualification or equivalent through relevant training/experience
  • Desirably be a member of RICS
  • Possess a sound knowledge of Construction Contract administration, as well as Building practices and legislation including Building Regulations
  • Demonstrate a track record of innovation and efficiency and for creating and implementing new processes and procedures

 

If you want to be at the forefront of change and innovation at an exciting time for our business and truly want to make a difference, we look forward to meeting you!

 

About Us

Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing associations in the Midlands and East of England, owning and managing more than 22,500 homes and high-quality care and support services. With a clear vision to improve the lives of our customers and our colleagues through our shared values and integrated services, the Group has ambitious plans for the future and is always looking to grow.

You will be joining the organisation following the launch of our 2025 strategy, which concentrates on improving the lives of customers and colleagues by focusing on the areas of financial resilience and health and wellbeing.

 

Why Apply

At Longhurst Group we value and respect our people. We recognise that our success rests on the shoulders of committed staff so we want to make sure that everyone feels supported and appreciated. Being part of Longhurst Group means living our values. In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the Boundaries and Fun and Fair. It is through our values that we will continue to shape the future, making a positive difference within our local communities and creating places where people want to live.

 

Benefits Package

We offer an excellent employee benefit package including generous annual leave, pension scheme and learning and development opportunities.

 

 

Vetting Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature.

 

Equal Opportunities

Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process.

 

Closing date:   Thursday, 31st October 2019 (Midnight)

Interview date: Friday, 15th November 2019