Assistant Technical Manager | Housing Association | London | £40,000-£50,000+p
We are working with a well-known housing association who due to growth require an Assistant Technical Manager. As a Assistant Technical Manager, you will assist and support the design and technical management where subject matter expertise is required, to implement qualitative priorities across the portfolio of schemes and regions. The role will require project attendance and ‘co-driving’ at specific touchpoints culminating in the creation, implementation and evolution of standards, strategies, and procedures – prioritising safe, sustainable, inclusive, desirable, and viable new homes for the business customers.
What we’re looking for:
- You have a recognised qualification as a construction professional with an architecture, engineering, or other design discipline background. You can demonstrate added value on past projects that you have led or contributed to.
- You have an appreciation of detail and its influence on overall design quality but will have an ability to describe this in terms of time, cost, risk and opportunity to less technical stakeholders.
- You are an advocate for the value of, and contribution made by, good design decisions in the deployment of scarce time and money resources.
- You can pro-actively and coherently communicate this message within project contexts and with other construction professionals.
- You have an ability to collaborate and communicate within a discerning team of highly qualified and motivated professionals and work towards achievement of the organisation’s goals and development strategy.
- You are an inquisitive and strategic thinker – challenging yourself and your team to find innovative and accurate solutions to complex situations – with an ability to provide comprehensible directions and step-by-step guidance to those who need it.
What you can expect to be doing:
- Uphold the companies ethos of quality, longevity and customer-centric developments whilst achieving excellent design quality and managing risks in the design, planning, tendering, procurement, contract formation and change control of schemes and projects.
- Add value at key project and programme touchpoints, continually improve performance and foster a culture of ambition and meaningful work in line with the companies vision and values.
- Assist with subject matter expertise for areas of qualitative focus across all of the companies internal design review forums and governance gateways, supporting the creation and presentation of projects’ progress and by providing pan-regional stakeholder due diligence across the portfolio.
- Conduct areas of study and analysis to qualify new the companies preferences and stances as well as benchmarking existing ones, supporting the evolution and innovation of generic standards and procedures to align with industry best practice and the companies business objectives, including the collaboration with other relevant internal business stakeholders.
- Research and interrogate materials, systems and component proposals from external consultants, constructors, suppliers, and manufacturers to inform approvals for their suitability for use in projects.
- Take cognisance and ownership for the implementation of safe, sustainable, inclusive, desirable and viable new home priorities as well as other relevant developing strategic objectives (such as implementing structured Information Management and evolving Modern Methods of Construction) enabling the successful adoption and delivery of design solutions that are innovative, optimised, highly focused in line with cost benchmarks and the broader regulatory context.
- Flexible and hybrid working
- Up to 30 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
- Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates
- Two additional paid volunteering days each year
- Flexible benefits scheme, including family friendly benefits and access to a discount portal