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technical manager

  • Location: Kent
  • Sector: Residential
  • Position: Technical Manager
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 902106_1509382748
Job description

Key accountabilities
 Management of the Technical design/engineering teams to ensure that all designs/technical issues are dealt with within the development programme and budget.
 Management of external consultants to ensure information is received, co-ordinated and distributed on time and within budget.
 Prepare and maintain programmes and documents for the monitoring of progress and for use in reporting to the department Director.
 Detailed programming of individual projects from land handover to first conveyance and co-ordinate purchasing and construction programmes to link with the development programme.
 Arrange, co-ordinate and manage all project meetings with other departments in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring all relevant action points are noted and recorded.
 Manage the pre-distribution of information and taking of minutes from all meetings together with updated programmes/status reports.
 Attend weekly development meetings to review the department's programmes.
 Liaise and negotiate where necessary with Planning Officers, Consultants etc. to ensure projects achieve the set objectives and programmes.
 Prepare fee tenders, analysing quotations against budgets and appoint chosen consultants following approval from the department Director.
 Advise the Company on changes in technical matters and / or competitor's product.
 Assist the Technical Director and other Senior Managers in progressing the training and personal development of departmental staff.

Key competencies
 Good strong knowledge of the full development/ technical process.
 Ability to create and manage programmes, in particular Critical Path.
 Previous experience as either a project or Discipline Manager within a development organisation.
 Relevant broad base of role during career, probably all or most developer based.
Key experience
 Wide and forward thinker / rational thinker.
 Motivational and self-motivated.
 Able to communicate with all disciplines at all levels.
 Well organised and capable of organising others.
 Able to manage people, processes and time.
 Able to educate and improve subordinates to achieve best results.
 Ability to analyse and monitor financial statements.
 Strong team player, good sense of humour with an energetic outlook.