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Building Technologist

  • Job reference: 918405
  • Location: Stafford, Staffordshire
  • Salary: GBP35000 - GBP40000 per annum + additional benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 14/03/2018

Building Technologist required for one of the UK's largest and well-known housebuilders in west midlands

The role

Produce concise, accurate and detailed AutoCAD working drawings and to co-ordinate ancillary drawings and schedules to programmes that meet the Company's requirements. To submit and gain approval for building regulations. In addition, compliance with HQIs, Lifetime Homes and Code for Sustainable Homes is essential. To assist in the design of new buildings incorporating modern methods of construction and low carbon technology.

Key accountabilities

  • Negotiate effectively with a wide range of organisations, statutory bodies and interest groups to achieve the desired design outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively with all relevant departments in writing, verbally and in presentation format.
  • Design innovative solutions to counter unique land conditions.
  • Establish and maintain strong and respected working relationships with internal departments, local authorities and companies throughout the region.
  • Produce accurate planning and technical information as required and within agreed timescales.
  • Be conversant with all current building regulations, procedures, construction methods, materials costs and general market conditions in relation to Company products.
  • Production of SAP assessments and EPC certificates as required to meet the needs of the region is essential.
  • Attend regional sites to resolve technical and construction-related problems. Detail and monitor acceptable solutions to resolve.
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with internal departments and provide accurate and timely information.
  • Analyse project audits on-site build and sales feedback and identify and resolve any issues in a timely manner.
  • Design and adapt house types, apartments, site layouts and detail drawings for both residential and social housing schemes.
  • Prepare working drawings for house types and special projects.
  • Prepare and obtain relevant approvals for ancillary and associated drawings.
  • Manipulate house type plans and site layouts to produce drawings for sales brochure presentation.
  • Utilise the broader advantage of CAD systems to improve levels of presentation.

Skills & experience


  • HNC or HND in Construction or Building Studies
  • 3 to 5 years working within a house builder
  • Accredited SAP assessor status.
  • Fully conversant with building regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • A methodical approach to working practices
  • Decision maker with pragmatic approach to problem-solving
  • Able to influence and persuade others
  • A self-starter capable of creating and maintaining momentum in projects
  • Behave in line with our values
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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