About the role
We are growing our Development Division across the UK to become one of the country's top 5 builders in the next 3 years, and are offering a new and exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager looking to make their mark.
As Design Manager, you will be accountable for assessing and providing technical support and designs for all geo-environmental, structural, civil, architectural, utility and other salient technical issues associated with the schemes which Clarion bid for and develop in various procurement forms from land identification stage through until completion and aftercare.
Reporting to the Head of Design and Technical (When in position; within the Directorate of Commercial & Technical), the aim of the role is to carry out technical due diligence whilst working alongside the Land team during the offer, contracting and planning stage, supporting the detailed design management thereafter you will ensure that all technical aspects of developments are fully understood, communicated and managed including the thorough assessment of all risks and opportunities. You will work to ensure that technical assessments and designs are achieved on time, to an agreed fee budget and which deliver the required Clarion financial returns.
What you'll be doing
- Advise the Land and Planning team on the technical viability of potential new sites.
- Work on projects providing full technical support and management duties as required throughout the whole project life.
- Enable the production of technical reports for land appraisals, and oversee the preparation of Section designs such as S38, 278 and S104 for adoption including utility design, details and specifications with minimum supervision
- Provide technical support/management and information on projects for Land, Sales and Marketing and Delivery teams and maintain good communication to ensure the required level of service is maintained.
- Work collaboratively with other technical disciplines in Design and Commercial as well as overseeing fee negotiation and the appointment of consultants.
- Comply with responsibilities as laid down in Clarion's Health, Safety and Environment Policy.
- At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.
- Obtain interrogate and check information from external consultants, suppliers and manufacturers. Dependent upon the procurement route this could also include contractor's information.
You will have the following:
- A complete understanding of geo-environmental, structural, architectural, town planning and utility aspects of residential development.
- Be CAD proficient.
- A strong track record of managing the technical aspects of a wide range of short term and strategic residential schemes and maximising returns. This is within the context of low rise traditional housing, tall framed mixed used schemes and refurbishment of existing buildings, within a contractor or developer.
- Procurement of value engineered technical designs which respond to the risks, opportunities and constraints of the site and scheme.
- Proven commercial acumen and significant experience of successfully implementing new growth opportunities in line with ambitious targets.
- Strong planning, leadership, monitoring, reporting & motivating skills to maximise productivity and performance and to meet challenging deadlines, leading by example.
If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you.
Closing Date: Thursday 4th April at Midday
Applicants must be able to travel across regions as required.
For further details on this vacancy, and to apply, please visit our website http://careers.clarionhg.com/vacancies/
About Clarion Housing Group
Clarion Housing Group owns and manages 125,000 homes across 176 local authorities. It is the largest housing association in the UK and is also one of the country's leading housebuilders. It has a combined turnover of £827 million, a surplus before tax of £233 million and existing assets worth £20 billion.
Clarion Housing Group's sales and development ambitions will be delivered by Latimer. It will be responsible for building over 50,000 new homes over the next ten years, two thirds of which will be affordable. It will work with the public and private sector to maximise supply of desperately needed new homes.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery.