Technical Manager

Metropolitan Housing Trust
London, South East England
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Manager
Southgate, London

£54,930 - £64,623p/a

Metropolitan are a team of more than 1,300 colleagues working to provide affordable housing, care and support and community regeneration services.
At Metropolitan we have been very busy and successful in securing the opportunity to provide services to YOUR local community and we are on the hunt for some fresh talent to join our team and be instrumental in our success.

We are looking for a Technical Manager to join our team. You will carry out the preparation of viability study for sites and establish satisfactory resolution to issues identified as part of the planning application. You will commission surveys and structural work as required to ensure all information is available for pre tender/pre start meetings. Furthermore, you will instruct, supervise and monitor engineering consultants on post-acquisition work ensuring compliance with building regulations and NHBC Standards.

About the job:

-Collate project documentation and ensure that it remains compliant to project governance for whole project cycle.
-Identify and mitigate clashes, stats and build ability issues
-Instruct, supervise and monitor engineering consultants on post-acquisition engineering work ensuring compliance with building regulations, NHBC Standards and CDM 2015 Regulations within the Development Directorate and in compliance with its strategy.
-Provide a comprehensive service in all aspects of Technical information and compliance of Development Projects
-To be the conduit between external and internal customers to ensure that information flow and communication is effective. To closely liaise with the Project Teams and Housing Services.
-To participate in preparing scheme appraisals for the approval of internal appraisal panels to enable assessment of viability and risk associated with proposed schemes and for bids.
-To use customer feedback and ideas, both from tenants and clients and incorporate these views as far as practicable.
-To prepare and give presentations as necessary on key projects milestones.
-Assist in the acquisition of new land, preparing Technical Reports and analyzing information.

About you:

-It would be desirable to have an Architectural Technologist or Technical Coordinator background
-Must be degree qualified in a relevant discipline (Civil, Environmental, Engineering, Architecture or Project Management)
-A sound understanding of architectural and project technical requirements, the development process and infrastructure.
-A strong understanding of current Building Regulations and other regulatory documents within the construction industry.
-Ability to manage a team and enable an effective technical service to other parts of the team.
-Understanding of technical engineering calculations
-Sound communication and influencing skills
-Commercial acumen
-Sound knowledge of construction project methodology and the local planning legislation
-Thorough knowledge of contract types
-Understanding of cross functional activities (Finance, Legal, Housing)

Metropolitan offers an excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual.
We offer employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around;
-Childcare Vouchers,
-Health and Wellbeing Programme
-24 hour Employee Assistance
-Discounts with multiple retailers
-Impressive Pension Scheme
-28 days holiday, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days

**Shortlisting for this role will take place on Friday 28th July**
***Interviews will take place on 3rd and 4th August***