Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Technical Manager to join our team within Vistry London Division, at our Walthamstow site. As our Technical Manager, you will be able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to design development, working within a team environment from the project’s inception through to its completion. They will be tasked with the control of the complete design process involving the management of consultants, management of design input from other external parties, liaison with the relevant statutory and local authorities, including liaison with Clients and Client’s representatives. He/she will take the lead on material selection / approval, commenting on construction detailing, checking consultant and sub-contractors designs for buildability and compliance with statutory criteria / guidelines etc., thus ensuring that projects meet the Employer’s Requirements.


Applicants will need to demonstrate an excellent base level of technical knowledge, including a good working knowledge of the Building Regulations, Planning and the funding criteria relevant to the Affordable Housing in particular, i.e. Secure By Design, HQI’s, BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, London Housing Design Guide, NHF Guidelines, Wheelchair Standards etc. A good knowledge of the residential development sector is also required, in terms of completion of site appraisals, design guidance, preparation of specification(s), NHBC regulations and planning guidance and policy etc.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Construction/design related further education
  • Construction/design related HNC/HND/Degree
  • Relevant CSCS card
  • Social/affordable Housing sites
  • Private spec housing
  • Extra care accommodation
  • Traditional construction
  • Timber frame construction
  • Proven ability of delivering design for projects on time, to budget and quality standards with high customer satisfaction results
  • Commercially aware
  • Excellent time management with ability to multitask
  • Professional aptitude and appearance at all times
  • Ability to make decisions within authority
  • Able to lead and work as a team member
  • Strives for continuous improvement for the benefit of the company
  • Driven to achieve customer satisfaction
  • Experienced in analysing problems and delivering solutions

More about the Technical Manager role…

  • Recommend appointment of consultants.
  • Control the design process, from planning application through to project completion.
  • Ensure consultants prepare detailed design in accordance with Employers Requirement and Contractors Proposals.
  • Manage and review the design development process ensuring value engineering and buildability are considered.
  • To ensure timely registration with warranty providers i.e. NHBC, Robust Details and Building Regulation Application.
  • Manage the preparation, approval and distribution of the Health and Safety File/Operating and Maintenance Manuals.
  • To ensure timely completion and issue of technical assessments, CfSH/BREEAM information, warranties, certificates and the like.
  • To ensure timely registration with warranty providers i.e. NHBC, Robust Details and Building Regulation Application.
  • Review design development to allow construction of works to follow safety working practices and be in accordance with current legislation, Group Policy, and Procedures.
  • To implement and comply with Vistry’s SHE policy and procedures, all legal requirements, and best practice within the business unit and areas.
  • To support the achievement of the annual financial budget (operating profit) for the business unit.
  • To manage the process of designing solutions.
  • To conduct ‘value engineering’.
  • To support the generation of tenders.
  • To manage the process of design to allow a timely start on site and the preparation of conclusive tenders to be sent on time.
  • To implement and ensure compliance with, and support the development of, Vistry’s policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Confer and recommend to Project Team and Colleagues, into design best practise with practical and economical solutions, to any Consultant or third-party supplier designs.
  • Cannot recruit, promote, discipline, or dismiss employees.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.


Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Countryside House,The Drive, Brentwood, CM13 3AT

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