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Senior Technical Coordinator

  • Location: Penrith
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 6 months ago

  • Sector: Residential, Construction
  • Contact: Leon Moulton
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 641 6175
  • Expiry Date: 25 October 2022
  • Job Ref: 396381LMO

Technical Coordinator – Penrith – Housing Developments – Competitive Salary

My client is a well-established award-winning regional housing developer. The Technical Department within their Cumbria Region is expanding to meet the demands of their growing company. They have a new and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the team in the region to support the Technical Manager/Director in the delivery of their regional budget.

Role and Duties
You will be working with the Design Manager and development team here in the region to manage the delivery of residential projects from initial conception through to the development completion.
You will Assist with the management of external consultants and develop the ability to technically engage with and direct consultants responsible for planning and architectural design, civil and structural engineering design.

Duties include:
• Provide technical support to the land/development team to assist during feasibility studies.
• Identify the need for external consultants (Planning, Architect, Engineers, etc.) agree fees, the scope of service, capability, timescales and deliverability. Formally appoint such consultants.
• Produce a detailed design programme which identifies key dates and a critical path.
• Ensure all design information produced is issued to the relevant internal and external departments in accordance with, and on schedule with the programme.
• Oversee and control planning applications to the Local Authority and deal with any other local committees, parish councils, etc.
• Interact with statutory bodies, Local Authorities and external Consultants with regards to the satisfactory discharge of Planning Conditions within an agreed time frame..
• Interact with internal departments, consultants, suppliers and sub-contractors as necessary in order to achieve Building Regulations and warranty approvals and satisfactory conditions discharge.
• Co-ordinate Transfer Plans, Management Plans for Estate Sales Packs, liaising with Solicitors and Sales Department.
• Co-ordinate all legal aspects in relation to various agreements, Section 38, 104, 278 etc and to arrange bonds, guarantees, warranties and insurance as called for.
• Apply for and attain any stopping up/abandonment of existing site infrastructure (highways and drainage).
• Apply for and attain new site postal addresses.
• Chair on site monthly Project Meetings to resolve technical issues\requirements promptly.
• Chair and lead regular design team meetings with the professional team.

The role requires a strong technical knowledge base and strong negotiating skills.
Candidates from a technical design background, either architectural or civil engineering would be preferred.
Candidates from a project management/QS background would also be considered.
Knowledge of the house building industry, preferably gained with a high-volume house builder. An understanding/user of AutoCAD is desirable but not essential

• Generous holiday entitlement of 26 days per annum + bank holidays
• Choice of company car or car allowance
• Bonus Scheme
• Holiday Buy Back Scheme
• Company Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance Scheme
• Healthshield membership
• Life Assurance Scheme
• Share Purchase Plan