Voted 38th Best Company to Work For in the UK, Lindum Group currently employs 600 staff, based on our sites and in our offices in Lincoln, Peterborough and York. We provide a range of construction services from new build, refurbishment and maintenance projects to construction-related services such as plant hire, security, roofing and waste recycling.
Background to the role
As a part of Lindum Group the Joint Ventures (JV) Division looks for and secures development opportunities for its Construction divisions in Lincoln, Peterborough and York. These may be residential, commercial or industrial, and might be carried out either by Lindum alone or in joint venture or collaboration with other parties. The business is therefore looking for a Technical Development Manager to ensure optimum value is delivered from these opportunities.
This is a newly created role that will work closely with the Managing Director of the JV Division and their team of Development Managers and other professionals. The successful candidate must be able to operate on their own initiative, perform in a fast moving, dynamic environment and manage a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
The key objective of the role is to ensure that optimum value is obtained from our development projects:
Technical appraisal of potential development opportunities, and presenting recommendations to the Managing Director.
Ensuring appropriate due diligence on all engineering, utility and environmental matters for each development opportunity
Liaising with external and internal stakeholders, including consultants and internal Construction personnel.
Managing and protecting Lindum’s interest’s in live development projects
The specific responsibilities of this role are:
Assessment of opportunities covering all technical criteria, parameters and constraints and including an appraisal of risk and associated costs to the development
Preparation of technical summary/risk report for the development
Liaison with statutory authorities such EA, Anglian Water, IDB’s and Local Highways Authority
Involvement in any planning submissions / application processes
Overseeing Lindum’s involvement in live development projects to ensure value maximisation
Ensuring critical issues and risks are escalated internally in a timely way and facilitating decision making.
Liaison with internal Construction divisions to ensure technical/engineering challenges and solutions are understood.
Liaison with external stakeholders including development partners, consultants and statutory authorities.
Post project evaluation and feedback of lessons learned
Monthly and project based reporting to Managing Director and Management Team.
The successful candidate will:
Be an experienced professional with a relevant background in Civil Engineering or Development work, preferably with ICE or degree qualifications.
Capability to manage external consultants and a detailed understanding of the technical/engineering challenges related to land development.
Have a strong understanding on key engineering issues such as Flood Risk, drainage, highways and geotechnical/foundation matters.
Have good analytical skills and experience of producing technical appraisals on development/engineering schemes.
Have experience of working with statutory authorities and construction personnel, together with supporting senior management.
Execution and results oriented: driven by a problem solving ethic with an energetic, inquisitive and hands on style.Proven ability to get things done in a complex and fast moving business environment.
An excellent communicator, particularly with technical matters in a non-technical environment: articulate, engaging and persuasive who will quickly build trust and credibility with internal staff and clients.
Detail focused: ability to deal with complex and detailed data in an accurate and efficient manner, whilst still being able to see the bigger, commercial picture.
Collaborative, partnership approach: a partnering approach with consultant, contractors and clients, capable of challenging
The role will be based primarily in Lincoln where the JV Division are based. However, it is anticipated there will be regular travel to Peterborough and York offices or to liaise with Construction divisions.
This position is full time. Salary will be dependent on skill level and experience. Benefits include Group Personal Pension, profit related pay, employee share scheme and opportunities for further training, development and progression.