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Technical Manager

Are you a subject matter expert in Social Housing Asset Management, Construction & Building Safety, Sustainability &/or Carbon Reduction and Energy Efficiency?  Do you have the experience necessary to act in a specialist advisor capacity?  If so, then let Informed Recruitment help you achieve your potential with an exciting opportunity as a Technical Services Manager for a Business Consultancy that provides Procurement, Asset Management & Development Consultancy to social housing customers. 
The main purpose of the role is to help facilitate the delivery of procurement projects for new customers and the renewal of key frameworks by providing key technical, specification, tender, and commercial advice to internal stakeholders.  Your day-to-day activities will include acting as a key conduit between internal departments in working to understand changing customer requirements; ensuring specifications are fit for purpose; providing key technical specification advice; developing an internal specification and cost library; developing a core framework specification that will meet future standards and best practice; review and improve existing documentation and standards; ensure specifications meet all relevant legislation standards; ensure pricing models are accurate; keep abreast of all key technical sector updates and developments; and act as the lad in developing and delivering a professional inhouse technical consultancy service.

Must Have

  • Previous experience in a strategic delivery capacity within Social Housing Asset Management; Construction, Technical Services & Building Safety; and/or Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, and Decarbonisation.
  • Strong technical background covering building systems, construction, building regulations, compliance requirements, and/or quantity surveying.
  • Experience of complex building specifications and pricing models, with an understanding of market costs, cost models, cost management, value, and contract payment mechanisms.
  • Experience of property maintenance, decent homes, and property defects/remediation.
  • Excellent report writing skills, and meticulous record keeping.

Nice to Have

  • Procurement experience in managing OJEU or Find a Tender compliant projects in Construction or Asset Management.
  • An appreciation for Health & Safety, Construction, Design & Management (CDM) regulations.
  • Experience of technical specification development.
  • Experience of legal/contractual documentation, construction contracts, and/or, the legal and regulatory framework for housing maintenance.
  • Knowledge of residential development in the social housing sector.
  • Project Management.
  • A relevant Certification or Degree, such as one covering Social Housing, Property, Safety, Construction, RICS, IOSH, CIOB, CIAT or similar.
  • Office 365 application proficiency including MS Excel.

As an individual you will be an excellent communicator, adept at liaising and influencing at all levels with a variety of stakeholders.  You will also be highly analytical with a keen eye for detail, you will be able to analyse data to reach clear conclusions and write clear evidence-based reports.  You will also be a dedicated team player, reliable, forward thinking and someone who strives for excellence.  This role is home based, with a regular presence required in the office in the West Midlands – therefore a driving license is required for this post and costs will be catered for alongside a car allowance.   This is an exciting time to join the organisation and an exciting role to heavily influence the quality-of-service provision.   Interview slots are available for suitable candidates, so please apply without delay.

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