Design Technician

Kings Langley
£25000 - £30000 per annum
20 Dec 2016
17 Jan 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Reports to: Contracts Manager
Hours: Full Time, 40 hrs per week
Holiday: 28 days including public holidays
Salary: £25,000-£30,000 depending on experience plus bonus scheme
Probation: Six months

This company is a specialist contractor providing design, supply and installation of metal eaves, rainwater goods and specialist cladding, with offices in Stafford, Staffordshire and Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.

Position overview

The position is based at Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. To prepare product designs for sales, contracts, production and installation. Occasional travel to projects, by car or train, throughout England and Wales, but mainly in the South-East.

Primary responsibilities include:

- Gather information about the scope and detail of a project
- Produce layout and detailed designs by project and by stage of works
- Manage the outsourced production of designs by third-party design suppliers
- Follow up and obtain approval of designs, with amendments as required
- Produce associated fabrication designs for production

Qualifications and Experience
- At least two years' experience in a similar role.
- Design and CAD training.
- Experience of construction industry design processes.
- CSCS card
- A qualification in building design or other technical discipline.

- CAD drafting
- Drawing management
- Excellent grasp of mathematics and specifically, geometry
- Good spatial awareness

Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Take project handover from sales and project managers
- Take stage handover from project managers
- Define stages, stage management
- Obtain additional information as required for design
- Arrange site surveys and assess results
- Prepare innovative and effective designs for the sales team
- Issue and follow up design information for approval
- Manage design variations
- Prepare fabrication details and production requisitions
- Prepare production requisitions and price enquiries
- Resolve issues with fabricators
- Resolve issues with installers

Key Performance Indicators
- Obtaining design approvals to programme
- Value engineering and variation management to maximise GP per project
- Product development

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