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Technical Manager

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Job Title: Technical Manager 

Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time (36 hours)

 Salary: £54,048 to £68,241 per annum

Location: Wandsworth

The role

The Major Works Section of the Client Housing and Regeneration Department is seeking a Technical Manager to manage projects and manage a small group of Project Controllers implementing building contracts prepared and supervised by external professional consultants and inhouse surveyors.

You will have a relevant building qualification and extensive experience of managing housing maintenance and refurbishment in occupied properties, with significant knowledge of both high- and low-rise properties, Housing, Building Regulations, Health and Safety Legislation.

You will need excellent communication skills at senior level with other teams, Councillors, consultants, contractors, Residents Associations, leaseholders, and tenants.

Projects include new build housing, major estate refurbishments and cyclic maintenance with annual budgets for capital and revenue work more than £30M.

The Housing & Regeneration Department has a wide range of projects including the continued development of existing council housing stock, which the Major Works Section assists the Estate Teams to achieve. This position is integral to ensuring the Housing & Regeneration Department continues to achieve its high-quality standards of work during the current period of dynamic change within the borough and presents an exciting opportunity for professional development.

You will be joining an established team of professionals which has an exceptional record of maintaining and improving the Council’s housing stock whilst achieving a high level of resident satisfaction. This post attracts a car user allowance, for which you must hold a current driving licence free of serious offences along with the use of a car insured for business purposes.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

Educated to Degree level in a relevant building subject or equivalent knowledge of building surveying with experience of maintaining a diverse portfolio of residential properties.

Member of professional body (RIBA/RICS/MCIOB) or equivalent

Detailed knowledge and awareness of the implications of Health and Safety, planning, building regulation legislation, building safety act, and leasehold management practices on social housing projects.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Sunday 07th June 2024

Shortlisting Date: W/C 08th June 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Useful Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan. For more details click here

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils


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