Technical Assistant

Thames Valley (Beaconsfield)

What you will be doing


This is a great opportunity to start your career in a technical role. Working as part of our Thames Valley region you will assist the technical team in all areas ensuring that information is issued and recorded to build programme deadlines.


Key tasks will be:

  • co-ordinating the printing and scanning of drawings to ensure that all files have the most current version saved
  • distribute drawings to all necessary parties and update the department issue sheet
  • produce and issue technical, legal files and housing association handover packs
  • complete payment certificates for approved invoices, with accurate recording of invoice numbers, payment codes, costs and VAT
  • maintain relevant records for consultants and sub-contractors
  • assist with service enquiries (electric, gas, water and comms) to obtain quotes for new developments.


Skills and experience


  • relevant qualification in building studies or the built environment would be beneficial, however, a desire to learn and progress is a necessity
  • well organised and able to prioritise a busy workload
  • effective communication skills and to build good working relationships both within the company and external
  • excellent attention to detail and takes a methodical approach.


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Team Shanly work across a variety of disciplines:

  • Accounts/finance
  • Admin/secretarial
  • Architecture/building design
  • Commercial property (management and maintenance)
  • Construction (quantity surveying, buying, estimating, contracts management)
  • Customer care
  • Land acquisition
  • Marketing
  • Planning
  • Sales
  • Security/maintenance
  • Site management
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Grow with us

Shanly Group is passionate about investing in young people.

Be it via the support we provide through our charitable arm, the Shanly Foundation, or via our employment and training initiatives, we remain committed to attracting youngsters to the various professions within the construction industry.

We facilitate work experience opportunities and engage with our local schools through attendance at careers fairs and we work with schools to deliver on-site visits.

We also provide careers support to local children by taking part in mock interviews and giving advice on how to write an effective CV.

We provide a number of schemes to support school leavers, graduates and young people looking to get ahead in the construction industry and since 2017 we have launched the Shanly Group Academy. 

Academy trainees are provided with:

  • A one year fixed term contract 
  • An option to interview for permanent position
  • Review at end of each 2 month departmental placement
  • Ongoing support and guidance by senior members of staff
  • Continued professional development and opportunity to attend training courses
  • A working schedule of 2 months in each of the following departments:
  1. Land and Planning
  2. Sales and Marketing
  3. Build (site and office based)
  4. Technical
  5.  Commercial
  6. Customer Care
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