Technical Manager

Maidstone, Kent
£60,750 to £67,500pa Plus £5,400pa Car Allowance
12 Apr 2019
12 May 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Technical Manager
Location: Horizon House, Maidstone
Salary:  £60,750 - £67,500 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time 36.25 hours per week
Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit has a fantastic opportunity for a commercially minded Technical Manager to manage the Technical function and report on all technical, engineering and architectural aspects of the business from land acquisition through to site completions and final adoptions across our South East region.  

This is a truly exciting time to join Orbit as they are currently transforming their Property Investment teams located in the Midlands, Southern and Eastern regions. The regional teams will be responsible for the end to end delivery of all processes from land acquisition and planning consent, development and delivery of new homes through to sales. They have an ambitious programme with the view to deliver excellent customer service, deliver more homes, invest in existing stock and make Orbit a great place to work. To achieve these goals, Orbit has created a new operating model for the Property Investment teams and as a result of this there are a number of excellent job opportunities available.

Job Description:
As part of the technical team, you will lead a regional department consisting of a Technical Coordinator.  Working alongside the Head of Technical, Regional Commercial and Technical Manager, you will continuously improve technical processes and procedures, product, standard house types and specifications.  You’ll have the opportunity to deliver the technical aspects of housing developments from the land stage through to site completion.

Candidate Requirements:
To be a strong applicant, we are looking for you to bring a wealth of experience in house building from a residential background and a good technical knowledge of civil engineering and building construction. You’ll understand the relevant working knowledge of planning and building regulations involved, including NHBC, Highway Authority and Utility design requirements. You’ll possess excellent communication and the relationship management skills necessary to develop and maintain effective partnerships at a senior level internally and externally to the organisation.

You will be degree qualified in a relevant discipline or equivalent by experience.

Why apply?

We believe that an organisation's best asset is its people, and as such we want everyone to feel that they can make a difference. We want to unlock the potential in all Orbit employees and maximise their satisfaction in the job. We have a corporate training programme, opportunities for professional development and our staff tell us we are a great organisation to work for. We offer an excellent benefits package, including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance and gym membership, 27 days holiday entitlement and pension scheme.

About us
As one of the country’s largest housing associations, Orbit owns and manages 40,000 homes and is committed to its purpose of Building Communities. Orbit is an ambitious, dynamic organisation with national reach and influence. We are passionate about making a real difference to our communities, ensuring our customers are proud of where they live. We are a long-term sustainable business and make profit for a purpose in order to re-invest in our services and to build much needed new homes.
How to apply
To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the key criteria we need to Becky George.  


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