Technical Manager

Closing date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:00
Kier Utilities
United Kingdom

Title: Technical Manager/Head of Design

Salary and benefits: Competitive basic salary plus full benefits, including company car, healthcare, matched pension, 2x share options, plus other rewards and benefits

Location: Southampton

Business area: Buildings

Kier Construction Southern is looking for an experienced Technical Manager to take the lead on all design and MEP activities for the Southampton business. Reporting into the Operations Director, you will manage the design management resources (people and finance) and support the generation of profitable tenders for authorisation and submission. This will maximise the order pipeline and its conversion into market share, revenue and operating profit.

* Support the development and implementation of the design management budget (cost) for the business unit
* Lead, manage and motivate the business unit's design managers and staff and external consultants to establish their full commercial contribution to the organisation
* Ensure the business unit design management staff members have the required capacity, capability and competency
* Support the winning of contracts while minimising risk and maximising gross profit
* Support the process of assessing, preparing (including post-tender activities), validating, adjudication and final submission of tenders on time and to the required quality
* To manage the process of designing solutions in order to meet or exceed customers’ requirements
* To work out and plan the appointment, management and coordination of design consultants and (BIM) resources
* To spot short-term and medium-term market and design solution trends and innovations and support the development and implementation of functional strategy with the Design Management Leadership Team (DMLT)
* To provide regular, accurate, consolidated reports and forecasts for the business unit and Kier Group
* Support and assist the teams with delivery of works on site and completion.
Key Skills and Qualifications:
* MCIOB or MICE qualified (or similar)
* Demonstrate a track record and ability to lead a sizeable Design Management team
* Excellent communication and diplomacy skills.
* Knowledge or experience in a specialist contracting industry
* Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
About Kier:

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

Let’s shape your world together.

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