Technical Director

Date: 11 Jul 2024

Location: Winchester, GB, SO21 1WP

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

Team Management 

  • Responsible for the performance of the team in delivering technical design and approvals required for all projects within the Region. Must be commercially aware working with established budgets to provide a cost-effective team performance. 
  • Ensure that all project meetings with other departments are arranged and managed in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring all relevant action points are noted and recorded (e.g. pre-distribution of information etc.). 
  • Ensure that all technical staff are aware of the health and safety implications of every design decision. 
  • In conjunction with other Board members undertake monthly site visits. 
  • Ensure training and development of technical staff to continually improve performance. 
  • Fulfil role of Principal Designer under CDM 

Communication 

  • Communicate well with staff, Department Heads, external consultants, and other bodies. Provide technical support to the Production Department during development of the sites. Provide technical support to the Land Department for scheme appraisals. Provide technical support to Sales in production of Brochures. Provide technical support to Commercial during procurement. 
  • Advise the Board of Directors on changes in technical matters and / or competitor’s product. 

Financial Accountability 

  • Must be able to manage budgets, professional fees, and staff costs. 
  • Must provide a cost-effective service, carefully controlling expenditure and regional overheads. 
  • Should be aware of corporate objectives and financial requirements, concentrating on providing forecast profits in line with regional expectations. 
  • Must manage all designs to ensure forecast Regional financial completion numbers are achieved. 
  • Must ensure that a value management strategy is in place for each project and that it maximises value and manages cost at every design stage. 

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.