Technical Manager

Date: 9 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

​​Planning 

  • ​Appraise potential land opportunities including summarise site constraints and estimate fee and service budgets. 
  • ​Review and provide Technical comment on applications prepared by the Land & Planning function 
  • ​Responsibility for the clearance of planning conditions and S106 planning obligations.
  • ​Responsibility for the preparation and submission of S73/S96a applications where technical design changes necessitate.

​Detailed Design 

  • ​Prepare design tenders, review submitted tenders and appoint consultant teams in accordance with the Operating Framework 
  • ​Prepare and maintain a detailed design programme in accordance with PMIP target dates 
  • ​Ensure the preparation of comprehensive, coordinated working drawing packages for tender and construction (residential and non-residential) in accordance with Group standard product, standard details and standard specifications where appropriate utilising external consultants where necessary. 
  • ​Organise and lead design team meetings  
  • ​Prepare, submit and secure Building Regulations Approvals for developments. 
  • ​Clear all Building Regulation conditions to ensure CML’s can be delivered in line with Regional targets and budget. 
  • ​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. 
  • ​Obtain all assessments and ensure compliance with HQI, Lifetime Homes, Building for Life, DQS etc. 
  • ​Review and comment on the technical content of all sales literature to ensure compliance with working drawings 
  • ​Maintain records of design changes/value engineering incorporated into finalised designs 
  • ​Ensure CDM/EMS processes are followed and recorded throughout the design process 
  • ​Secure S278, S38, S104. S106, S185 agreements as necessary 

​Site Support & Supervision 

  • ​Ensure CDM/EMS site start processes and site close out procedures are followed and recorded 
  • ​Promptly resolve site queries in close conjunction with the project team  
  • ​Support the site sales team to ensure accuracy of sale information 

​General 

  • ​Prepare for, attend, and participate in all necessary key meetings as required by the Operational Framework/PMIP process. 
  • ​Attend site as necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role

Key Competencies

Collaboration
Innovation
Challenge
Risk
Decision making
Curiosity
Role Model
Managing Poor Performance
Leading Change
Develops Talent
Strategic Thinking
Resilience
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.