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Date Added: Thu 30/05/2024

Technical Manager

Exeter, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: Salary negotiable

Role overview

  • ID: #removed#
  • Entity: Vistry
  • Region: Vistry Devon South West
  • Department: Technical
  • Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Job Location: Exeter , Devon
  • Date Posted: #removed#

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Technical Manager to join our team within Vistry Devon South West, at our Exeter office. As our Technical Manager you will be able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to design development, working within a team environment from the land acquisition project’s inception through to its completion. 

You will be able to contribute to the wider strategy of the department and business unit as necessary and advise on industry changes identifying the risk & opportunities.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

  • Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you...
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
    • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare 
    • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
    • Competitive contributory pension scheme
    • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
    • Share incentive schemes
    • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits...
  • In return, what we would like from you...
    • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
    • BTEC HND/HNC in Design, Construction or Civil Engineering
    • At least 5 years’ experience working within a technical role at a residential house builder.
    • Good level of IT literacy with experience of AutoCAD, Revit, Outlook, Excel & Word,
    • Proven ability in a Technical Manager role of assessing technical aspect for land opportunities and delivering design for projects on time, to budget and quality standards with high customer satisfaction results.
    • Excellent organisation and time management with ability to multitask.
    • Commercially aware.
    • Ability to make decisions within authority.
    • Able to lead and work as a team member.
    • Experienced in analysing problems and delivering solutions.
    • Strong mathematical ability.
    • Be able to design and interpret the designs and technical demands of others.
    • Professional aptitude and appearance at all times.
    • Strives for continuous improvement for the benefit of the company.
    • Driven to achieve customer satisfaction.

    Desirable -

    • Further education, i.e., CIOB
    • Principle Designer and associated Health and Safety training/ qualifications.
    • CSCS card qualification.
    • Use of Viewpoint drawing management system.
    • Proficient use of Auto Cad.
    • Management of technical fees and services cost to complete.
    • Continued professional development and keeping up to date with changes within the industry. Advising the BU and assessing the risk & opportunity
    • Experience in managing and developing people
    • Understanding of wider Business demands and strategy
  • More about the Technical Manager role...
    • To inform the land team during site acquisition and provide the full technical due diligence with a detailed technical report, predevelopment programme with a delivery plan and fee/cost assessment.
    • Manage sites as agreed with the Technical Director/Manager from design stage to post completion, in line with delivery programme and key dates.
    • Undertake the Principal Designer role as defined within the Construction Design & Management Regulation 2015 and completion of all necessary Health, Safety & Environmental documents, in line with Group Policy & procedures.
    • Co-ordinate delivery of surveys & reports required for the development and manage associated requirements from design to completion.
    • Manage the process of obtaining consultant fee proposals and formal appointment documents in accordance with Group procedures.
    • Co-ordinate consultants to deliver the civil engineering designs including legal plans and the house type working drawing packs.
    • Obtaining and collating all ancillary specialist drawings including hot water supply, heating, kitchen, stair, lintels, p.c. ground floors, and precast upper floors.
    • Undertaking value engineering assessments and ensure buildability is considered.
    • Co-ordinate submission of designs and securing technical approvals for agreements such as S104, S38 & S278 followed by timely completion of legal agreements.
    • Co-ordinate utility designs and initial mains laying onto site, ensuring legal agreements completed in timely manner.
    • Co-ordinate information and liaise with architects, civil and structural engineers, and landscape architects, ensuring consistency between various designs.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us...

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.



Agile Working

Offers a flexible way of working.

Annual Leave

Enjoy 28 days’ holiday plus all UK Bank Holidays. There are options to carry leave forwards and buy up to 5 days.

Pension with Legal & General

Eligible employees are auto-enrolled. You contribute 4%, we contribute 6%. Salary Sacrifice and options to increase contributions available.

Volunteer Days

With 2 paid volunteer days a year, you can give back to communities and charities.

Why Vistry

Joining Vistry is just the start of building your perfect career. In return for
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