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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape - South Africa

Permanent Job - Technical Manager - Engineering Jobs Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape - South Africa

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Contact: Kevin Brownridge

Account Name: Badcock
User Since: 29 Aug 2017
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Permanent Job - Technical Manager - Engineering Jobs Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape - South Africa


About us:

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company which is also one of the most successful within the UK construction and infrastructure industry? Badcock Construction is an innovative and dynamic construction company based in Hertfordshire. We carry out design, engineering, property builds/maintenance and installation works across London, southern England and throughout the UK and Ireland.
Job brief:

We are looking to hire an experienced Design and Technical professional, one who fully appreciates the importance of such role in the overall design and delivery process of any project. A professional who recognizes the fact that his/her work and leadership will directly impact the success of a project and who’s ultimately willing do all that is necessary to exceed a client’s expectations.

Job Description:
*Lead the engineering team and collaborate with other departmental heads to ensure the risks below ground are identified and managed.
*Develop and maintain working relationships with consultants and get ‘buy-in’ to the business objective
*Manage the technical design process to ensure the best possible drainage, levels and foundation solutions are delivered in terms of best practice and value.
*Value engineer designs where possible to help the business maintain a competitive edge.
*Liaise with business development and estimating teams to discuss new tender information and formulate a win strategy.
*Review tender information, carry out feasibility studies and highlight key constraints on potential new sites.
*Chair meetings with consultants to communicate a clear design brief, agree scope of works, fees and deadlines for issue of ground works pack and Section agreement.
*Help Produce detailed technical viability reports on potential new sites that cover areas such as drainage, foundations, services, highways, ground conditions (geotechnical) and land negotiations
*Assist in land acquisition by reviewing planning decisions, planning reports, legal agreements and providing feedback/collated information accordingly.
*Review initial scheme design compliance to site specific constraints, opportunities and outline approved planning information.
*Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.


*To be considered for this role you must have had experience within a Technical department of either a housing developer or contractor.
*This role would suit both a Senior Engineer looking to transition into a Managerial role or a current Technical Manager looking to change into a more hands on position.
*You will have experience of dealing with stakeholders from within Commercial, Operations and Land.
*You will also demonstrate good management skills with consultants.
*You will be able to demonstrate a mix of both Architectural and Engineering experience.
* Have experience in a similar role, or as an Architectural Technician within Building and Construction
* Have exposure to residential house building projects
* Be able to review plans/housing layouts and pull out potential issues and costing

Additional Requirements:

*Strong IT skills in the use of CAD, Excel, Word, Photoshop
*Strong written report writing skills
*Knowledge of residential scheme layouts both small scale and sitting within wider masterplans.
*Knowledge of Local Authority SPD’s, design standards, highways standards, planning obligations
*Able to contribute towards improving the value of layouts in terms of revenue as well and building for life criteria
*Able to work on own initiative, with the drive to learn and take on individual projects to work autonomously.
*Strong communication skills with the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.

Reward Package:

-  Competitive salary
-  Company vehicle & fuel card
-  18 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays with the opportunity to buy more holidays once you have been with us for a while
-  BUPA Healthcare Insurance (single cover with option to ‘trade up’ to cover your family)
-  Pension Plan
-  Carillion ‘Thank You’ Scheme, which offers flexible, tax efficient benefits such as child care.

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