The role of the Technical Department in an Operating Division is to provide a practical and cost effective technical service.
This will encompass site evaluation, architectural and engineering design, the investigations of any technical problems encountered and provision of economical and viable solutions.
This may involve liaison with, appointment of and co-ordination of external professionals.
The Layout Designer will generally be given specific projects to run at an early appraisal stage. They will prepare feasibility studies and detailed layout design as well as associated information enabling the preparation and submission of Planning Applications.
They will also check / co-ordinate and issue externally supplied information.
Advise Land Department on Technical viability of new sites.
Produce layouts and Technical Reports for Land Appraisals, and prepare working drawings, details and specifications, with minimum supervision.
Provide technical support and information to Construction, Commercial and Sales Departments and maintain good communication to ensure the required level of service is maintained.
Assist the Technical Manager in fee negotiation and the appointment of Consultants.
Produce and submit Planning & Building Regulation Applications and obtain planning permissions and other statutory approvals e.
g. S104 and S38 Agreements / satisfy any imposed conditions.
Prepare Sales and Legal information e.g. Conveyance Plans, sales area layout drawings and M colours.
POS, S38, S104 adoptions.
In-house Planning Supervisors role.
Liaise as required with RCDL on Special Projects.
Comply with responsibilities as laid down in the Group’s Health, Safety & Environment Policy.
At all times comply with Company Policies, procedures and instructions.
Contribute to improving the business and enhancing the reputation of the Company by putting forward new ideas and by implementing change when requested to do so.
Obtain and check information from external Architectural Consultants and Suppliers and Manufacturers for supplementing working drawings.
Produce designs for layouts, house designs etc.
Miscellaneous approvals such as foot path closures, sales signage etc.
Ensure updated Group drawings are issued in accordance with department procedures