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Assistant Engineer


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This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

As the Assistant Engineer, you will support the delivery of the Engineering function from procurement of services, surveys and technical reports to support assessments for new site acquisitions. You will assist in the production of highway and water authority compliant planning layouts and engineering designs along with a satisfactory resolution to engineering issues identified as part of the planning application process. 

You will also assist in the commissioning of design drawings, reports and all relevant matters pertaining to CDM and health and safety ensuring that all information is available to support concept/tender/pre-start meetings. 

It will be your responsibility to instruct, supervise, and monitor engineering consultants on all aspects of engineering work to secure relevant technical approvals and discharge of planning/NHBC conditions.

What you will do:

Preparation of Viabilities 

  • Have experience in the interpretation and instruction of geo-technical reports.  
  • Assist with securing any technical reports required to inform land viability. 
  • To procure and assist with design input for initial  
  • Interpret topographical surveys and summarise levels. 
  • Procure budget service enquiries for supply, and diversions. 

Resolve Engineering Issues as part of Planning Application  

  • Assist in Co-ordination and management of consultants to resolve any issues. 
  • Manage the delivery of supporting information, such as finished floor levels, site sections and tracking. 

Ensure compliance with building regulations and NHBC standards. 

  • Manage technical submissions to highway/ water authorities. 
  • Secure technical approvals which may involve external consultants. 
  • Assist with arranging the completion of legal agreements for highway, drainage and services procurement. 
  • Issue and manage drawings/information internally and externally. 
  • Assist production team with resolution of any site issues. 
  • Collate and submit engineering drawings to discharge NHBC conditions. 
  • Ensure all Information is Available for Concept/Tender/Pre-Start Meetings 
  • Ensure all engineering drawings including foundation recommendations are available. 
  • Obtain cost effective solutions for mains service delivery. 
  • Assist in checking designs to make sure they are the most commercially viable.  
  • Produce health and safety CDM packs to support tender process. 


  • Assist with road and sewer/public open space adoption. 
  • Undertake site visits when required. 
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Technical Director, Engineering Manager and Senior Engineer 

What you will have:

  • Hold or working towards an engineering related qualification, degree or equivalent. A degree or higher education course which ideally is accredited by the Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or Institute of Chartered Engineers (ICE). 
  • Have an awareness of road and sewer design and the technical approval process. 
  • Skilled on AutoCAD 
  • Ideally be familiar with WinDES and PDS, (training is available). 
  • Experience with service delivery to site 
  • Basic structural understanding 

Individuals seeking employments at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work:

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage).

The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following:

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes, paid wet days as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning business and are proud to feature in the top companies to work for on Glassdoor, voted for by our employees. If you are looking to join a thriving, company going through an exciting period then please get in touch. To read more about what it’s like to work with us then have a look at our Glassdoor profile by clicking here.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

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.

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Taylor Wimpey (our/us/we) does not accept unsolicited candidate details, CVs, resumes, applications or any other speculative approaches (Resumes) from employment agencies, executive search firms, recruitment agencies and other staffing agencies unless that agency is specifically appointed by us via an executed service contract for a particular job opening. Please do not forward unsolicited Resumes in response to this advert to any of our employees or any of our regional business offices, including our head office, sales centres and sites. We are not liable for any fees related to unsolicited Resumes. Please refer to our employment agency statement here - Employment Agency Statement ‧ Taylor Wimpey

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