A bit about the role...
Working in a specialist team with Will Adie our Head of Building Safety and other technical specialists in the Development Directorate, the Senior Technical Manager – Building Safety will play a critical role providing a technical guidance and management support service to the governments newly launched £3bn Cladding Safety Scheme. You will be joining our small but highly skilled and experienced team, who are committed to effectively implementing and communicating the Agency’s position on Building Safety and ensuring that it is embedded in agency activities.
Will Adie is dedicated to delivering a first-class customer service, resolving problems informally wherever possible, taking an innovative and creative approach to solving complex building safety issues. Will believes in working in a collaborative and flexible way to foster good decision making and problem solving.
This is a rare chance to shape the future building safety technical service in a fast growing, national organisation with real social purpose. Working with key stakeholders and internal teams you will ensure consistent and effective resolution of complex issues on the planning or execution and management of applicants’ construction contracts to fix buildings.
The role will primarily support the Cladding Safety Scheme’s Operations Team, helping to ensure progress remains on track to get buildings fixed and that the public money funding the works achieves best value. There may also be some other ambitious projects to get involved with and this is an excellent opportunity to balance day to day delivery whilst bringing innovative solutions to the Technical Services One Team offering.
A bit about you…
Whilst our day job is to deliver first class customer service to our stakeholders on technical building safety matters, you will be used to "spinning several plates" at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate.
Primarily working on the Cladding Safety Scheme and, as required, other government sponsored building safety schemes, you'll be comfortable supporting several projects with identified complex cladding remediation issues, aiming to find solutions to deliver cladding remediation works to programme. You will be able to critically review technical documents to identify risks and potential issues, propose proportionate mitigation strategies and provide technical quality assurance regarding content and price.
You will already have proficient knowledge and a deep understanding of the relevant principles, emerging technical standards, and guidance for building safety compliance, along with demonstrable extensive experience within the housing, construction, and development industry.
You will hold a technical building related qualification and professional membership of a relevant construction or property profession (e.g. CABE, CIAT, CIOB, RIBA, RICS, NEBOSH fire safety, IFE or IFSM).
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 a delivery focused technical specialist team. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun and engaging way and be able to negotiate and persuade.
As an experienced and qualified 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...
As well as a competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are committed to 50/50 hybrid working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what matters to you.
If you ever need a bit of extra help, we have a great employee assistance programme, financial wellbeing support and access to many great discounts with leading high street names.
Our range of network groups are also there to support you to 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 digital kit, you’ll be good to go.
Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We were all working from home during the pandemic and have since moved to a hybrid model, moving back into our office environments and utilising our space and time together in the most conducive way.
We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications.
We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme.
If your application is shortlisted to interview we will require you to provide proof of your right to work in the UK at that stage.