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Design Manager

Job Introduction

The Technical Department within the Head Office at Sheffield is expanding and evolving to meet the demands of our growing company. We have a new and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the team here at Group to support the Group Technical Manager in managing the design program and developing BIM into the Gleeson business.

Role Responsibility

  • Maintain the Standard House type Portfolio and Standard Details including gap analysis
  • Manage design program set by Group Technical Manager identifying key dates and a critical path
  • Develop BIM into the Gleeson business
  • Manage external consultants to ensure information is provided in accordance with the program
  • Ensure all design information produced is issued to the relevant stakeholders
  • Act upon commercial implications relating to planning and architectural design, civil and structural engineering design
  • Obtain competitive quotations and technically engage with and direct consultants responsible for the above
  • Achieve and maintain Type approval with NHBC, LABC & SBD
  • Interact with internal departments, consultants, suppliers, and subcontractors as required
  • Approve subcontract designs
  • Approve Sales and Marketing literature
  • Assist with the implementation of group procedure
  • Provide technical support and solutions through the construction stage and the implementation of appropriate solutions
  • During the development process receive constructive feedback from the build and sales departments and effectively implement amendments
  • Mentor and provide guidance to the Technical Assistant

The Ideal Candidate

  • The role requires a strong residential knowledge ideally from a technical design background of either architectural or engineering (preferably both)
  • Knowledge of the housebuilding industry gained preferably working within a high volume housebuilding company
  • Educated to ONC/OND level minimum or currently studying at HNC level in a construction related qualification
  • Experience using AutoCAD / Revit
  • Possess good communication skills
  • A broad technical awareness

Package Description

  • Generous holiday entitlement of 26 days per annum + bank holidays
  • Choice of company car or car allowance
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Holiday Buy Back Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Healthshield membership
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • The opportunity to join our Share Purchase Plan upon completion of a year working with Gleeson

Why Gleeson?

Gleeson is the best housebuilder in the UK, we are changing lives by building affordable, high quality homes where they are needed for the people who need them the most. At £130k our average selling price is half that of other housebuilders and this is what sets Gleeson out from the rest. We achieve this by working collaboratively, employing passionate individuals and are respectful to all our employees, customers and subcontractors.  

Gleeson is a listed PLC valued at over £0.5 billion with a share price growing 14% pa over the last five years and is the most highly rated housebuilder on the stock market. Gleeson is a highly profitable business with ambitious growth plans and is poised to continue growing at a rapid pace. Dynamically led by the strongest management team in the sector Gleeson are delivering high margins, higher growth and have the cash resources to continue growing. To support this growth we are looking for ambitious, results driven individuals with a desire for progression to join our ever expanding team.

As an employee of Gleeson you will not just be an employee but a member of the Gleeson family, a collaborative team that treats each other with respect. Here at Gleeson we are passionate about developing and supporting our employees to work to the best of their potential and encourage progression from within.

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