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Bellway is a FTSE 250 house builder, headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, which operates 22 trading divisions across England, Scotland and Wales. The company has grown from a family firm, established more than 70 years ago, into a respected national brand, selling over ten thousand homes a year.
At Bellway we recognise that people are the key to our success and our goal is to provide a rewarding and fulfilling career in line with our values of quality, service and trust. In addition to this we are committed to being a more inclusive employer and invite applications from a variety of backgrounds.
There is an exciting opportunity to join Bellway, one of the UK’s largest house builders. Our Wessex Division, located in Ringwood, Hampshire is looking to recruit an Engineering Manager to join the Division’s Technical team.
The Design & Technical teams are involved in all aspects of housing design and innovation. This includes responsibility for researching the best materials, at the best cost. In terms of design, there are a variety of house types on our sites, all of which come with their unique challenges to solve. Our drive for sustainability, value and ever-changing building and environmental legislation means that innovative and unique solutions are required. Most of the employees employed within these teams have either an architectural or engineering background, and this role will offer the opportunity to gain expertise in design and project management.
Principle accountabilities of the Engineering Manager role include:
Review technical information and reports at potential new land evaluation stage and prepare feasibility engineering designs
Manage a team of in-house Engineers to ensure regional targets are met
Obtain fee quotations from specialist consultants for all engineering designs and technical requirements.
Procure Engineering Designs, Site Investigation, Demolition, Asbestos, Grouting and Flood Risk Information.
Review external consultants engineering designs/details with a view to value engineer where possible to ensure the most cost effective solutions.
Attend design meetings with highways/water authorities to determine local authorities requirements.
Ensure the timely distribution of all relevant drawings and technical information to Construction, Sales and Commercial departments to ensure production targets and budgets are achieved in accordance with the overall build programme.
Coordinate consultants for the production of engineering drawings to achieve technical approvals from the local authorities.
Work in conjunction with our external legal teams to ensure all legal agreements including section agreements and deed of easements are completed in a timely manner
Attend/Chair and actively participate in all pre-start meetings, progress site meetings and other meetings as required to review and assess progress and provide constructive and frequent feedback on project performance.
Provide on-going technical support and guidance to other internal departments and colleagues to ensure that any remediation works on site are cost effective and on programme.
Share knowledge and assist other staff members in carrying out their duties.
As part of the Technical Department’s role in CDM prepare and issue in association with other relevant departments information in line with the Company’s Health and safety Policies for each development.
Link between the technical and construction department on engineering matters.
Experience, Qualifications and Skills
Experience of working as a Development Engineer or Engineering Manager within construction/housebuilding.
Sound working knowledge of all CAD and other software civil engineering packages
Understanding of CDM Regulations, LABC/NHBC requirements and Codes of Practice
Knowledge of specific design and specification features with regards to road and sewer agreements and maximise value to the Company.
Qualifications and Training
HNC/HND in a building related topic
CSCS card or equivalent
Skills and Aptitude
Excellent attention to detail
Man management skills to maximise the efficiency and competency of the divisions Engineering function
Methodical, conscientious, organised and works to deliver high standards.
Strong communication, listening and presentation skills with the ability to be able to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
Ability to work on own as well as part of a team
Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and delegate effectively
IT literate and the ability to adapt to new systems within the technical environment.
Committed to diversity and inclusion
The Role and Working Conditions
Willing to be flexible in respect to day to day duties and hours worked.
Office based role, with regular travel to development sites as and when required.
Ability to travel to all development sites within Divisional area.
In return we can offer you:
Competitive annual bonus scheme
Company car or car allowance
25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
Contributory pension scheme