Senior Engineer

Senior Engineer

Salary: £Competitive
Location: Yorkshire

2022-03-02 2022-03-30 Miller Homes

About the role

Miller Homes is a respected national homebuilder with an established reputation for building outstanding quality family homes and providing excellent customer service. We believe in building homes safely, in a way which is considerate to the environment and delighting our customers with a product and experience which recognises that buying a new home is a significant lifetime purchase. That is The Miller Difference.

We wish to recruit a Senior Engineer to join our technical team based in our Yorkshire office reporting to the Technical Manager.

You will be key in the delivery of procurement of services, surveys and technical reports to support the land team on assessments for new site acquisitions. You will be confident in progressing and answering queries relating to all engineering matters regarding planning, building regulation and regulatory requirements. A key part of this role is being able to drive consultants to meet deadlines without compromising on quality of information, to enable procurement and site starts are achieved according to programme.

What you will do:

  • Support the Technical Manager with appraisals for development opportunities, instructing all required due diligence and advising on development constraints and ‘abnormal’ items requiring commercial provisions.
  • Support the Technical Manager in the resolution of engineering issues as part of the planning application process and the discharge of conditions.
  • Manage the design of ground works and infrastructure, including roads, sewers, and utilities.
  • Maintain a continuous process of evaluation of consultant’s performance and design capabilities to ensure that they meet deadlines, whilst following best practice, and always with value engineering at the forefront of design.
  • Attend site and lead on relevant technical meetings relating to the procurement and approval of site infrastructure.
  • Establish good working relationships with Site staff and all departments to ensure developments are constructed as intended and to offer feedback where it adds value-always seeking opportunities to improve.
  • Secure various statutory Technical Consent in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with Local Authorities and other external bodies.
  • Progress adoption for roads and sewers on closed legacy developments to reduce the business’s bond limit with the NHBC.

Ensure familiarity with Safety, Health and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities.

What you will have:

  • Preferably extensive experience in a similar Engineering role in the housebuilding or engineering consultancy sector.
  • Qualified to HNC/Degree level or equivalent, preferably in Civil Engineering.
  • Be familiar with engineering software tools like Windes and PDS, although not essential.
  • Be knowledgeable in the latest engineering regulatory requirements in housebuilding.
  • Excellent attention to detail particularly when reviewing and approving technical documentation.
  • A strong network of engineering related consultants, Local Authorities, and utility providers in the local area.
  • Good communication and observation skills, along with a willingness to learn.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Good time management.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to meet changing business needs.
  • IT literate. You must have good literacy skills in AutoCAD and use Microsoft Excel.

These are illustrative duties and the job holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the department to respond effectively to the requirements of the Company.


How to apply

Please submit your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter ideally including details of your current salary and notice period.


Closing Date: 25 June 2024


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, and therefore you should apply for this job as soon as possible.

Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.


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