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Technical Director


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

The Technical Director is responsible for the co-ordination of architectural and engineering design within the Regional office. Their duties shall include the co-ordination and discharge of all necessary conditions attached to both the planning permissions and building regulation/warranty approvals for each scheme.


What you will do:

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 


  • 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. 

People Management & Leadership

  • Must be able to communicate well at all levels internally within the Group and externally with public bodies.
  • Will be a member of the Regional Management team. To directly manage the Technical staff promoting a strong team spirit and ensuring the Department is a key player in the performance of the Region.

Business Development Strategy

  • Should effectively use resources, programme and prioritise work to ensure that delays do not occur through the life of the project from feasibility to site completion.
  • Should have understanding of the corporate vision and strategic policies.
  • Must programme all work to ensure the Region’s approved forecasts are achieved. 

Management of Change

  • The Technical Director must provide value engineered solutions to problems encountered and encourage innovation and constant development within thier team.

What you will have:

  • Extensive experience required in the design, construction and delivery of Civil Engineering Infrastructure, traffic, and transportation.
  • Ability to critique development layouts from an urban design and engineering perspective.
  • Ability to critique architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Ability to conduct feasibility studies, preparation of fee budget estimates and support land purchases.
  • Membership of relevant professional body is preferred but not essential.
  • Appropriate degree level qualification - BSc/BEng, Construction Management etc is preferred but not essential.
  • Post Graduate Degree Management is preferred but not essential.

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:

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK and hold a full UK drivers licence  

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 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. 

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.

To all employment agencies

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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