Engineering Manager - Housebuilder

Function:
Operations
Location:
Yorkshire
Hours Per Week:
37.5
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
07 Jun 2019
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 Technical Manager or Senior Technical Manager, you will oversee the design of infrastructure and ground works and manage relationships with external engineering consultants and any internal engineering professionals.

You will be expected to:

  • Prepare pre-purchase appraisals of development opportunities advising on development constraints and ‘abnormal’ items requiring commercial provisions
  • Maintain a continuous process of evaluation of Consultant’s performance and design capabilities to ensure that service delivery standards and scheme proposals adhere to best practice in delivering Value Engineering
  • Assist in managing the process of timely discharge of building regulations and planning conditions
  • Ensure adoption agreements are secured in a timely manner
  • Value Engineer of the Consultants designs to ensure fitness for purpose and best value
  • Establish good working relationships with Site staff and Department Heads to ensure schemes are constructed as intended and to encourage feedback for inclusion in future schemes to avoid wastage and improve the engineered solutions
  • Comply with responsibilities as defined in the Group’s Health, Safety & Environment Policy and ensure compliance with the same throughout the team
  • Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving contribution to the organisation’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company
  • Develop good working relationships with Local Authorities and ensure knowledge of the peculiarities of the Local Authorities, and knowledge of the many techniques applicable to the Housing Industry to ensure easy approvals and fast, marketable, economic house building
What you'll need?

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

  • Minimum Associate Membership of an Engineering institute and 5 years post qualification experience preferred or minimum HNC/HND with 10 years post qualification experience
  • A demonstrable track record in residential development and possessing the ability to confidently manage all areas where Consultant Engineers have an input into the development process
  • Excellent communicator with ability to influence
  • Excellent leader with ability to motivate and develop team
  • Individual who is focused on results
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to meet changing business needs

Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder ten 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
  • Single Cover Private Medical Insurance
  • Company Car or Cash Allowance
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • 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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