Technical Officer (Building Construction)

Our client is expanding their Technical Department, providing an exciting opportunity for you to join a dynamic team responsible for providing home adaptations and technical services to support clients to stay safe, secure, warm and independent in their own home. The role will work closely with a wide range of clients, architectural design services, contractors, Leeds City Council, and health and social care organisations.

Experience in a construction related field or housing repair/adaptation is essential, as is the ability to produce schedule of works, ideally understanding the needs of vulnerable clients, including disabled, older people and children. Knowledge and experience of disabled adaptations would be an advantage.

You will have responsibility for managing several cases simultaneously, from inception and design, through to delivery and completion. Knowledge of current planning and building regulation practices, health and safety legislation (CDM 2015 requirements), as well as experience of monitoring contractor’s performance and quality is essential. Experience of managing projects of varying size/complexity and meeting client expectations, is also a key requirement.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is essential and use of computer aided design software would be an advantage. Minimum of a HNC/HND building related qualification is desirable but consideration will be given to those who can demonstrate the relevant role experience.

If you are a proactive individual, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, gain satisfaction from helping others, enjoy challenge and change, with an openness and adaptability to ensure various client’s needs are met, giving them choices of outcomes, they could receive, we would like to hear from you.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Check (DBS)


Hours: 37 hours per week. Flexi-time system in place.
Salary: £28,990 per annum
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Expenses: HMRC Fixed Profit Car Scheme Allowance 45p per mile up to 10,000 miles per year
Pension: Auto-enrolment into the Social Housing Pension Scheme, with an employer contribution to a maximum of 5%.
Holiday: 25 days p.a. increasing to 29 days after 4 years’ service, plus 8 statutory holidays


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