Technical Director - Leading National Housebuilder

£100,000

UK / Oxfordshire

Construction, House Building & Development

Permanent

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Nick Frost
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Nick is a Regional Manager at MRG and joined the business in 2015. Based in the Manchester office, he heads up MRG’s Northern Region covering the Midlands and the North. He has 18 years recruitment experience, with over 10 years focussed on the residential development sector.

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Job Description

REF: 14076
Posted: 07 November 2018
Closes: 20 December 2018

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Technical Directot to take over an effective and efficient Technical team. The Oxfordshire region of Taylor Wimpey will produce c700 units this year, with a short-term remit to expand. The department consists of two Technical Managers, an Adoptions Manager, two Project Managers, five co-ordinators & assistants, as well as an administrator and a secretary.

The incumbent Technical Director is making an internal move, and we are looking for an experienced residential Technical Director to take over the running of this relatively young team. Your management focus will be on coaching and mentoring to develop individuals, taking a good team and making them better.

Ideally, we would like a Technical Director with some design experience. Over the next five years the Thames Valley region is looking to develop and grow their in-house design skills, and this is a great opportunity to help shape what that looks like.

The region will also be involved in some large infrastructure projects, entailing a lot of design work. We would. Ideally, like some with an engineering bias in their background who is excited at the prospect of these infrastructure and civils projects, who can add value to these projects and really make a difference.

We are looking for an experienced Technical Director who knows what to do to get on, and to keep the team moving forward and ensure the continued smooth running of this department. With a drive and determination to succeed, the ideal candidate will have a proved track record at Director level, adding their experience to a relatively new regional board team.

Key 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.

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 his team

What’s in it for you?

This position represents an incredible opportunity to lead a Technical Department that will have a major impact of the future growth and development of the regional business. The post offers a salary level which will ensure Taylor Wimpey are able to attract industry leading professionals. In addition to basic salary Taylor Wimpey offer a generous benefits package.

So, what’s next?

Please apply below or for further information, please contact Nick Frost via email on nick.frost@mrgpeople.co.uk The Management Recruitment Group are Taylor Wimpey's retained recruitment partner for this position. Any direct applications or third-party CV's will be forwarded to MRG.

If you are seeking a career move but this position is not right for you, please browse the other vacancies on our website. We are specialists in Residential recruitment and have a range of posts available. We also welcome speculative applications.