Senior Engineer

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Manchester, GB, M32 0UT

Company: Taylor Wimpey

Department Function

The Technical and Design department provides tools and guidance to the business, including standard house types, construction specifications and construction details. The guidance can be formal, such as documents like “Our Approach to Placemaking” and help given through the technical feedback forum, or it may be more ad hoc, with a simple phone call or visit to site to discuss an issue. The T&D team is also involved in the leadership of TW, through tactical or strategic interventions such as the development of a new house-type range, improving our groundworks design or running training programs for our design and technical staff. The T&D team also have a part to play in building the TW community, through events such as the Technical Directors conferences, the Design Competition, and the Design Leads conference. 

Primary Responsibilities

Health, Safety & Environment 

  • Competently implement CDM/EMS, identifying foreseeable risk in designs and taking action to design risk out, in line with company policy. 
  • Discharge the Designers responsibilities under CDM regulations. 
  • Fully understand the CDM/EMS regulations and demonstrate a working knowledge of how these should be incorporated into designs. 
  • Support and advise the team to ensure CDM/EMS site start processes and site close out procedures are followed and recorded. 
  • Maintain a good understanding of environmental/ecological constraints to development and ensure that appropriate mitigation is undertaken to allow development to proceed in line with the Regional Programme. 
  • Support the Engineering team on all aspects of implementation on CDM/EMS processes and procedures. 


Land and, Planning & Community Engagement 

  • Continue to develop site designs and provide full engineering support throughout the planning and building regulation process. 
  • Manage consultants in road, sewer, levels, cut and fill designs, to satisfy planning whilst maintaining the most competitive and practical solution. 
  • Co-ordinate and manage external consultants to resolve any engineering issues. 
  • Co-ordinate and manage statutory bodies such as Highway Authorities/ Road authority, Water Companies, Environment Agencies etc to resolve any engineering issues. 
  • Work with the project team to add value and secure the best planning consent and engineering solution for the company. 
  • Responsible for evaluation and appraisal of development opportunities to purchase new sites. 
  • Input into LEADR/ Site Specific Environmental Action Plans / CDM / Health and Safety / Environmental issues. 
  • Maintain fee trackers and prepare cost movement reports monthly. 
  • Support the Engineering team on all aspects of the Land and Planning & Community Engagement process. 
  • Attend internal and external team meetings as required to assist in the preparation of information for planning submission. 


Key Competencies

Decision making
Role Model
Managing Poor Performance
Leading Change
Develops Talent
Strategic Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Drives own development and career
Customer Centric Mindset
Builds networks
Dealing with ambiguity
Stakeholder management
Financial and Business acumen

Inclusivity Statement

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.