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Development Engineer ( Swanley, Kent)

Jones Homes (Southern) Ltd is recruiting for a Development Engineer who can confidently plan and implement efficient engineering solutions across multiple projects.

Based at  our regional headquarters in Swanley, Kent, the candidate will provide a vital link between site teams, sub-contractors, technical team, land team and the senior leadership team for the division.

The role will involve attending site visits and sub-contractor meetings, and engaging with consultants abs service providers to ensure efficient delivery of schemes for the region.

The successful candidate will have a meticulous approach, creating and updating assessments, reports and tender schedules to provide visibility of all costs associated with the build at every stage.

They will be equally comfortable working with the local authority and legal teams to sign off completion of works and technical agreements.

Excellent communication and negotiation skills will be required to manage a variety of relationships throughout the build process across up to six live developments.

Jones Homes is a HBF Five Star Builder known for building exceptional homes in desirable locations. The intricate design features in our homes demand a more complex build process, which in turn creates a broader schedule of materials and labour. This pivotal role will ensure that internal planning is sound and there is continued transparency around costs.


Day to day activities

  • Management of tender processes relating to road and sewer contracts.
  • Management of Section 38, 104 and 278 Agreements including plot drainage from start to adoption.
  • Management of tender processes for land viability reports including site investigations, ecology, flood risk and transport statements.
  • Review technical and legal reports/agreements and providing advice to other departments and senior management.
  • Detailed reporting and estimating costs for constraints relating to land viabilities.
  • Liaison with consultants, contractors, local authority engineers, and planning officers.
  • Preparation of contract documentation.
  • Preparation of health and safety documentation
  • Land remediation including discharge of NHBC red conditions.
  • Assist in the provision of details to discharge planning conditions.
  • Preparation of “as built” details and CDM documentation.
  • Part M site level assessments and site layout review.
  • Multi-utility contracts, MPAN registrations and calling off service connections.
  • Progressing foundation designs and tender processes.
  • Financial monitoring of tendered road and sewer contracts.
  • Preparation of legal and construction pre-start meetings.
  • Preparation of planning documents and discharge of planning conditions.
  • Preparation of Health & Safety Documentation.
  • Provide assistance to the Technical Manager and Land Manager where necessary for Land Enquiries/Acquisitions
  • Provide and Update Documentation for the Land Acquisition File.

Knowledge & Specific Job Skills

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritise work.
  • Solid technical and legal knowledge of road, sewer and SUDS requirements and approval processes.
  • Ability to review technical reports and identify abnormal constraints which may affect proposed development.
  • Identify cost-effective solutions and liaise with relevant statutory bodies to achieve consent/technical approval.
  • Estimate abnormal costs accurately.
  • Provide accurate and detailed reports.
  • Recognise and demonstrate the need for appropriate confidentiality.
  • Motivated and flexible approach to new tasks and work.
  • Ability to work well in a team and on my own where necessary.
  • Autocad Experience Desirable but not Essential

Person Specification

  • To comply with the Company Health & Safety standards at all times.
  • To comply with the Company Policies as set out in the Handbook.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work to/ meet tight deadlines and prioritise work.
  • Recognise and demonstrate the need for appropriate confidentiality.
  • Be self-motivated with a flexible approach and a positive attitude to new tasks.
  • Ability to work well in a team and on your own where necessary.
  • Ability to manage own workload and prioritise where necessary.
  • Be punctual and reliable.

Special and ongoing Projects

  • Prepared to learn new tasks and undertake additional work.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to acquire knowledge of the current building regulations and NHBC Standards.
  • Demonstrate ability to achieve the Company’s objectives
  • Partners with others in a collaborative way.

If you have a strong track record in a similar role in the new homes industry – and want to join a large, established, privately-owned development company – send a CV, covering letter

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