Senior Technical Co-ordinator

Function:
Operations
Location:
West Midlands
Hours Per Week:
37.5
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
25 Oct 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, to ensure that all information is available to the Construction and other Departments to suit the project programme. To liaise with and advise other Departments on technical and interface matters and to provide back-up and information flow. To coordinate all technical information on projects from inception to completion.

You will be expected to:

  • Brief, manage and drive the external consultants in the preparation and issue of production information to an agreed programme, fee and scope
  • Prepare technical specifications in line with requirements determined by the Land Acquisition budget and Technical/Sales Meetings
  • Prepare the Design Programme and present it at the Progression Meetings
  • Ensure all statutory enquiries, crossovers, sewer connections and other section agreements are submitted and pursued for their timely return
  • Oversee the NHBC/Building Regulations applications to approval
  • Ensure that working drawings are in accordance with the approved Planning Scheme, and ensure discharge of planning conditions
  • Monitor and control all production information in close liaison with the Development Estimator to ensure tight cost controls are kept and information produced in line with budget estimates
  • Monitor and control the Professional Fees budget and update fee reports on monthly basis for incorporation into the Board Pack Report
  • Oversee preparation of Brochure Plans, Conveyance Plans and Sales Area drawings
  • Attend site progress meetings and carry out site inspection
  • Attend meetings at various stages of projects (Land/Technical hand-over, Project Meeting, Optimisation, Progression, Technical/Sales, Budget Meetings, etc.)
  • Liaise and coordinate other parties, both internal and external
  • Attend Subcontractor interviews
  • Respond to site queries and resolve Technical/Construction problems
  • Issue drawings and information for construction purposes
What you'll need?

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

  • Individual who is qualified as a Civil / Building Engineer or at a Construction related degree level or HNC/HND in a built environment subject with relevant experience
  • A working knowledge of both house and flat construction, Building Regulations, NHBC, Party Wall Awards and associated legislation connected with the construction industry
  • The ability to get on with people together with communication, meeting and management skills essential in dealing with multi-disciplined teams
  • The ability to recognise problems and deal with them in a speedy and effective manner
Our Company and Benefits
We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5-star house builder 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
  • Company Car or Cash Allowance
  • Annual Medical 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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