We are currently looking for a Technical Manager to join our land and property team. The Technical Manager will be responsible for the delivery of a Garden Village, working with several key stakeholders, as well as having a strong involvement in other commercial and residential sites that our client is  delivering.

The Technical Manager will be based at site (located in the Tees Valley). The Technical Manager will be acting within the capacity of the NEC Contract Site Supervisor on site working with the appointed Contractor undertaking the site works.

The Technical Manager will be accountable for the technical resource delivery at programme and project level. They will provide technical support and ensure technical outputs are meet the requirements of the relevant Project Team as well as meeting project affordability within timescales agreed with the Project Team. The role reports to the Group Chief Executive and Development Director.

Key Responsibilities

· Plan and deliver all technical aspects of the programme and projects, working with all relevant parties to assist in the formation of a design strategy, ensuring that this is adhered to throughout delivery.

· Act as Supervisor during Construction, as described under the NEC suite of contracts (or similar).

· Support the Project Manager by ensuring that the standards of work and the material supplied by the Contractor are as specified in accordance with the Works Information and acting on delegated authority from the Project Manager.

· Ensure a consistently high standard of quality control and supervision is maintained for each project, and assessing contract implementation with due regard to highway, health and safety and environmental legislation.

· Ensure that works are value engineered to deliver optimum cost solutions for the project whilst ensuring all technical outputs are achieved and standards are maintained.

· Work with the Project Team to agree technical resource required (primarily external consultants) and forecast and manage resource costs throughout the project.

· Where utilised, ensure external design works are undertaken by suitably qualified and experienced teams.

· Work with relevant parties (Local Council Highways department, Project Manager etc) to monitor and report on the technical teams/Contractor’s progress on all required deliverables.

· Maintain records and data, operate, and maintain information systems and undertake general administrative tasks.

· Attend design and site meetings, and where required chair those meetings.

· Keep track of all scope changes and ensure that the change control process and technical query process are adhered to, logged, and communicated fully on all projects.

· Identify any project associated risks to the Project Team and provide recommendations on de-risking.

· Technical input into bids for new sites to support pipeline of projects.

· Drive excellent in health and safety both on site and in design, ensuring a culture if safer by design eliminating risks and hazards where possible, and ensuring the health and safety file is completed in a timely manner and kept up to date.

· Ensure pre-construction information and design risk assessments are completed and are compliant with DCM and the requirements of the Project Team.

· Work with Project Team to reduce waste and minimise carbon footprint where possible.

Key Projects

· Delivery of £35m infrastructure contract and 122 affordable homes and cell disposals

· Business Park commercial development

· Cramlington commercial development

· Washington commercial development

· Strategic residential land (various)

· New factory for manufacturing company

· Retail and commercial development pipeline

Key Relationships

· Project Team

· Project Manager/Quantity Surveyor

· Design Team and other Technical Staff including Consultants

· Local Authority departments including Highways

· Appointed Contractor, clients/funders (where applicable)

· Supply Chain

· Local Community

Person Specification and Key Requirements

· HNC, BEng, MEng or MSc Degree in Civil Engineering

· A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

· Experience of NEC Contracts.

· Knowledge of CDM regulations and management of health and safety related obligations.

· Ability to work as part of a team as well as being able to work alone and independently make decisions.

· Effective communicator with the ability to collaborate and integrate into a wider team.

· Experience in managing stakeholders.

· Excellent prioritisation and planning skills.

· Ability to challenge.

· Desire to strive for personal development.

To apply for this job email your details to david@howiewhite.co.uk