Technical Manager

Vistry Partnerships – Our Story:

Delivering homes and revitalising communities is at the heart of what we do. Working with local authorities, housing associations and investors, we create lasting partnerships and deliver vibrant, sustainable places to live.

As a leading regeneration specialist, we have offices throughout England and a strong national footprint. With over 100 sites currently in production, we are recognised as an innovative and collaborative industry leader, focused on creating as many new homes of all tenures as possible.

In a Nutshell:

Applicants to our Technical Manager role will be able to demonstrate a practical, thorough, pro-active and efficient approach to design development and management. Working within a team from the inception of a project through to its completion. Reporting to the Senior Technical Manager, they will be tasked with the control and coordination of the complete design process involving the management of design consultants, external parties and stakeholders, liaison with the relevant statutory, approval and local authorities, including Clients and Client's representatives.

Applicants will need to prove an enhanced level of technical and construction knowledge, including a good working interpretation of Design Standards, the Building Regulations, Planning Guidance. Candidates will possess the commercial awareness to inform and develop design proposals to maximise design efficiency and profitability within identified approval constraints. The role provides team members with inclusive responsibility for technical project management, located primarily within the company's head office in Durley, Southampton, but with a requirement to attend site on frequency and extraneous occasions. The technical team work collaboratively to deliver considered and buildable design solutions, within agreed programme constraints to our project teams, with assistance from a selected and monitored consultant supply chain.

What we would like from you:

Key Responsibilities –

Pre-Contract Technical input; design feasibility/review, value engineering, planning surveys, energy strategy, sustainability, construction techniques and other elements as required by the Business.
Client EOI/ITT/PQQ and Tender Submission support to the new business, pre-contract, and estimating teams.
Commission the Pre-Construction Stage Reports; Arboriculture, Archaeological, Acoustic, Ecology, Fire Risk Assessment, Flood Risk Assessment, Traffic & Transport, Soil Investigation, Soakage Tests etc.
Production, Management, and Review of the Design and Pre-Construction Programmes.
Produce the Schedule of Service Document(s) for Designer/Consultant Appointments, Liaise with QS over Appointment & Warranty Completion.
Chair and Organise Periodic Design Team Meetings (DTM), M&E Client Design Meetings, collate and distribute minutes.
Efficiently Value Engineer Design Proposals in Conjunction with other members of the Project Team.
Ensure Design and Contractual Standards; Employers Requirements, HQI Information, Addendum Specifications are adhered to during the Design Stages and issue relevant information to the Project Team.
Manage the Production and Review of Design Information and Details during the Pre-Contract and Construction Phase
Provide Monthly Technical Reports on the status of projects, attend Project Review Meetings and Client Site Meetings as appropriate.
Management & co-ordination of Statutory Authority Applications for Sectional Agreements and Licences
Utilities applications & quotations, wayleaves & easement monitoring and completion.
Application to discharge Planning Conditions, and liaison, co-ordination, monitoring with Local Planning Authorities.
Management and co-ordination of Building Regulation and Building Warranty applications and provision of design information to clear conditions.
Provision of technical information for inclusion in the Operational & Maintenance Manuals, Home User Guides, Health & Safety File etc.Competencies –

Relevant Design & Construction experience within a Contracting/Development organization
An organised and prioritised working discipline dealing and managing tasks effectively and sequentially
sound technical understanding of relevant industry guidance, coupled A with an aptitude to learn, obtain and retain information as required within the role
The ability to work thoroughly and efficiently within a collaborative team environment.
Commitment to delivering information in line with agreed programmes, often in a pressured environmentDesirable –

Professional Qualifications & Development (Degree, HND/HNC, CPD)
Site based Construction Experience preceding and Design orientated rolesThe Good Stuff:

Vistry Partnerships is a fast paced and exciting place to work. We offer our employees multiple opportunities to learn, develop and nurture successful careers with us.

Some of our key benefits include…

Competitive salary and package
28 days holiday plus the option to buy or sell up to 5 days
Private Healthcare
Company Contributory Pension Scheme
Sharesave scheme
Company car, car allowance or travel allowance (role and geographic dependant)
Support with a professional membership

Vistry Group brings together the energy and talents of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships).

With developments from Northumberland to Cornwall and Cheshire to Norfolk, Vistry Group will be delivering around 12,000 homes a year across the country, this makes us one of the top five housebuilders in the UK.

We are a real powerhouse of a business with a focus on delivering for our people, our customers, our clients, our contractors and our shareholders.

Inclusion and diversity are paramount to us within Vistry Group – we firmly believe that this culture nurtures stronger performances across the wider business. All of our applicants and employees are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, then please do not hesitate to contact us – we will always be happy to help