Technical Manager - Thames Valley


What you will be doing

Based in our Beaconsfield office, as a Technical Manager you will be responsible for ensuring all technical information is produced, checked and distributed to programme, the correct quality and within budget to enable effective sub-contract procurement and build programmes to be met.

Other deliverables of the role include but are not restricted too:

  • co-ordinating and reviewing drawings to ensure proposals/details are practical and commercially appropriate, with a view to continued value engineering of designs and information received and identify improvements for cost/time reductions/design
  • develop and manage effective relationships with appointed consultants, ensuring work is delivered to agreed deadlines
  • ensure adherence to Building Regulations / NHBC and any other relevant professional body we normally interface with during the project's development
  • identify and resolve design and building problems
  • liaise with consultants and provide information pursuant to discharge of planning conditions
  • agree build sequence and obtain service information and quotations, including all temporary building supplies and disconnections required for the project in good time to ensure construction build programme is delivered, including requesting and placing orders.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in a similar role; however, we would look to somebody from a consultancy background looking to switch to development and manage our appointment consultant practices. An eye for detail and passion for design is essential; someone who possess the ability to work as part of a team, but can also work independently when required, managing time is paramount and moving between projects is commonplace as is managing tight deadlines, with the desire to succeed within a well-established and reputable residential housebuilder.

Skills and experience

  • proven experience in a similar level technical role ideally in a residential house builder
  • excellent knowledge and experience in understanding current Building Regulations, NHBC requirements and challenging implementation of guidance when necessary
  • effective problem-solving skills
  • effective communication skills
  • organised and thrives on working to tight deadlines.

What we can offer you

  • free life assurance
  • annual and long term bonus schemes
  • additional annual leave with length of service
  • pension scheme.

By becoming part of our team, you'll be given the opportunity to work in a unique environment that combines the friendliness of a privately-owned business with all the benefits of a financially-strong company that has stood the test of time. 

If this gets you excited and you feel that you might be the person we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you.

About us

Shanly Homes is a privately-owned, award-winning regional housebuilder bringing stunning homes to desirable locations across London and the South East.

Since we built our first home in 1969, we have gone from strength to strength, with a team now comprising of 160 hand-picked professionals, who are as committed to developing homes of exquisite quality and design as we are.

We know our employees are key to our success, which is why we ask every single one of our staff to share in our ethos; we don't live for the future, we help shape it.



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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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