A bit about the role...
Reporting to the Head of the Capital Projects, this role will support the design and delivery of Northstowe, a key strategic residential led development project based in Cambridgeshire, working alongside other technical specialists supporting the acquisition, de-risking, unlocking and disposal of land.
Northstowe is a major new settlement being developed 8km northwest of Cambridge. Once completed, it will be one of Cambridgeshire’s largest towns and the first new town in England since the 1960’s. Homes England is leading the sustainable development through its ownership of over 450 hectares of land to deliver 8,500 new homes, several new schools and community, sports facilities, and a new town centre.
Working in the Technical Services, Capital Projects team, this role will support and lead on technical and engineering aspects of land development to ensure that Homes England fulfils its mission to increase housing supply. You will be joining an experienced team who are committed to delivering a first class technical service.
This role is crucial in supporting colleagues to de-risk and prepare sites for residential development by specifying, procuring and managing enabling and infrastructure works contracts to unlock land for development in a safe and cost-effective manner.
This is a rare chance to shape the future of residential infrastructure development in a fast growing, national organisation with real social purpose. Working with key stakeholders and a professional technical team you will ensure efficient, consistent and effective identification and resolution of technical issues across a portfolio of development sites.
The post holder will have significant experience in managing and delivering construction engineering solutions and works contracts to support residential development. Experience of designing, planning, procuring and managing the delivery of enabling and infrastructure works contracts including demolitions, highways, drainage and utilities to unlock residential development sites is essential.
A bit about you…
Whilst our day job is to deliver first class service to our colleagues and stakeholders by providing expert technical knowledge, you will be used to "spinning several plates" at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate.
As a professional Senior Technical Manager with a minimum of 10 years’ experience of successfully delivering infrastructure, construction or land regeneration projects of scale and complexity, preferably in the housing development sector, you will desirably be educated to degree level and/or hold chartered professional membership in engineering, construction management or other related technical discipline.
You'll be comfortable supporting several projects with complex technical issues, aiming to find solutions to open up and deliver infrastructure works required to unlock and facilitate developments on-site. You will be proficient in procuring and managing technical consultant teams and advisors defining their scope of services and deliverables, programme and budget to support capital works contracts, and be able to critically review technical documents to identify risks and potential development issues, propose appropriate mitigation strategies and provide technical quality assurance regarding content and price.
You will have experience in procuring capital works contracts, taking the lead in drafting and reviewing technical scopes, works information and tender documents for enabling works (including demolition, remediation, earthworks, site clearance and temporary works) and infrastructure works (including highways, drainage, utilities, structures, landscape and ecological mitigation) to support residential led development.
Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy. You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as part of a dynamic delivery focused team. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun and engaging way and be able to negotiate and persuade.
As an experienced Senior Technical Manager you’ll understand how to manage colleagues and be able to demonstrate you can work with others as part of a team in a collaborative, inclusive way.
Who are we?
The Housing and Regeneration Agency
We believe that affordable, quality homes in well-designed places are key to improving people’s lives. As the government’s housing and regeneration agency, we create thriving new places and transform urban areas, combining the full breadth of our powers, expertise, land, capital and influence to bring investment to communities and get more homes built.
How? We form long-term partnerships that bridge the gap between the public and private sector to meet local needs and aspirations. We use our influence to champion the creation of sustainable homes, communities and places that are brilliantly designed for the people that live there now, and in the future. And we use our funding and support to build a more resilient, diverse and innovative housing sector, helping new entrants in the market, encouraging modern methods of construction and design, and promoting the utmost attention to building safety.
Together with our partners, we’re accelerating the pace of house building, remediation and regeneration across the country, as we seek to deliver ever more affordable homes in places people are proud to call home for generations to come.
What we offer...
We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are totally committed to flexible working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly matters to you.
If you do ever need a little bit of extra help we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to loads of great discounts with leading high street names.
Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.
If you are a member of a professional body we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your top of the range digital kit you’ll be good to go in one of our great offices (or at home!)