​Engineering Manager - Housing


Location: Type: Date Posted: Salary: Job ID: Contact:
North West - All Permanent April 1st 2019 £40,000 - £53,000 + full package APH/FP/2019/0104EMH Pippa Holland

Engineering Manager - Housing

Warrington

£40,000 - £53,000 + Full Package

The Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Engineering Manager to join our growing housing business in Warrington.

The principle purpose of the role is to lead and manage engineering aspects of the company, providing direct line management services to the current Engineering team.

You will manage the development delivery process from land acquisition, through planning, detailed design and approvals to project commencement on site in line with the company’s business plan and targets. You will oversee the provision of engineering support to each project from initial feasibility through construction to final completion and adoption/handover. In addition, you will be capable of deputising for the current Technical Manager during flexible working periods.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • To facilitate the necessary regulatory approvals needed for the company to achieve its delivery targets including, Building Regulations, Highways, Water & Sewerage Companies, Environment Agency, Warranties and the discharge of relevant Engineering related Planning Conditions.
  • In conjunction with the Technical Manager, oversee the appointment of the Development/Design Team of professional consultants as required for each project and plan and manage the delivery of information to support Planning Applications, Tender and Construction stages of each project. Assist in the management of department workloads and budgets to ensure delivery of information as required at each key development stage.
  • Provide support to the land team during the acquisition process, providing input into appraisals with identification of site constraints and abnormal development issues to inform decisions on layout design, potential constraints to development and potential risk.
  • Manage the company’s current NHBC bonding facility, ensuring the timely adoption of completed developments. In addition, in accordance with the company business proposals, actively manage the company's future bonding requirements.
  • Ensure that design solutions are the most commercially viable options whilst maintaining compliance with the required regulations and to suit the development programme
  • Manage the current Engineering team in the day to day and medium term delivery of information.
  • Deputise in the day to day management of other members of the Technical team in the absence of the Technical Manger.
  • Oversee and manage the setting up and handover of developments to appropriate management companies where required.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Good people management and communication skills, with a well organised and a methodical approach and a particular eye for detail.
  • A detailed knowledge of current Engineering standards and best practice together with good working relationships with external bodies (i.e NHBC, Highway Authorities, Water & Sewerage Companies)
  • Demonstrate good commercial and contractual awareness.
  • Thorough knowledge of programming and critical path analysis in relation to site constraints and development delivery sequences and identification of construction abnormals and site constraints to minimise risk to the business at all stages in the development process
  • Ability to forward plan and identify potential problems to enable timely solutions are put in place
  • Able to manage multiple projects streams at varying stages of progress and prioritise tasks to meet the needs of each project
  • IT proficient in Word, Excel, MS Project, Outlook and Autocad LT
  • Promotes a professional image with external parties
  • Self motivated and able to work to tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record within the house building industry, ideally possessing previous in-house Engineering design and / or project management skills. They must be highly organised, familiar with co-ordinating multiple tasks simultaneously whilst ensuring the delivery of information to internal and external clients in accordance with defined timescales. They will demonstrate excellent communication skills, and ideally have an understanding