Technical Manager - Kildare

Location Kildare
Discipline: Construction & Operations
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 004082
Published: 21 days ago
Duration: Permanent
Expiry date: 23 Dec 2024 10:59

Technical Manager - Kildare


Cairn has a unique opportunity for a high calibre Technical Manager with primary responsibility for the design and technical aspects of projects; managing and coordinating technical information from grant of planning permission through to project completion.

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will in time manage the workload and performance of direct reports; i.e. a D&B Coordinator and Document Controller. The role will also entail reviewing design with the Planning Team on buildability and value engineering matters.


Key responsibilities:

  • The candidate will be responsible for:
  • Reviewing and managing design post planning achieved and pre-commencement on site to achieve the best possible standard prior to tendering process.
  • Agreeing with the department heads and MD initial design deliverables and programme for design team to achieve
  • Adopting a ‘best value’ approach, which seeks to minimise costs and maximise value
  • Ensuring all aspects of the building design are fully coordinated, including but not restricted to, structures, M&E, façades, internal specification, service strategies and maintenance strategies
  • Aiding the PM to develop and manage the Design Programme which forms part of the broader Master Development Programme
  • Reviewing design to include the viability of off-site production/alternative methods of construction
  • Leading the optimisation process, focusing on delivering design excellence across the scheme
  • Managing external consultants and specialist subcontractors with Design Responsibilities, ensuring delivery against the brief within set timescales and budgets
  • Assisting on the appointment of external consultants and manage their performance
  • Leading on the production and management of scopes of works, appointment documents, technical programmes, collateral warranties, references and fee proposals
  • Ensuring translation of the planning scheme into an efficient and workable commercial solution
  • Overseeing technical specifications in line with requirements determined by the clients’ requirements within the sales and budget constraints, working closely with in-house architects and external design team partners.
  • Ensuring all statutory enquiries, crossovers, sewer connections etc., are submitted and pursued for their timely return
  • Working with the Design Team to resolve clearance of planning conditions, building regulation approval, project insurance conditions, party wall conditions and BER certification
  • Ensuring that all required Technical Submittal approvals are delivered to facilitate the project programme
  • Overseeing the shop drawing production process for specialist subcontractors with Design Responsibility
  • Managing the Design Development process during the Procurement stage to ensure the timely production of coordinated Design Team information
  • Chairing Design Team meetings and workshops – champion Cairn product quality and legacy
  • Keeping abreast of innovative new product, practices and build methods

The candidate – key requirements

  • Degree / Higher Diploma qualification in Architecture or equivalent; 5+ years post qualification experience
  • Experience in the design and detailing of mixed use residential led schemes, preferably high rise. Previous developer/house builder essential.
  • Excellent working knowledge of latest building regulation and certification standards * Strong commercial acumen and negotiation skills
  • An ability to achieve demanding time and quality targets.
  • To have good spoken and written communication skills
  • To be methodical, pay attention to detail and be accurate
  • To be good at working with people at all levels and willing to work in a team.
  • To be self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative
  • To be able to co-ordinate a number of different projects at the same time.
  • To be willing to accept responsibility for completing designated tasks.


Working with Cairn:

At Cairn, we believe it is essential that our employees feel valued and appreciated. We therefore offer above industry average remuneration packages with a comprehensive benefits portfolio that’s ready to support you for whatever life brings.

We are delighted to offer a suite of benefits when you join Cairn which include

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance related bonus
  • Pension scheme with matching contributions
  • Full health insurance with Irish Life health
  • Annual salary review
  • Continuous Professional development (CPD) programme & funding
  • Paid maternity & paternity leave
  • Free Cairn annual leave days
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme with VHI
  • Tax saver - travel and bike to work
  • Culture Committee
  • Talent Development Programmes
  • Approved Profit Sharing Scheme (APSS)
  • Company vehicle (role dependent)

The Cairn purpose is to build sustainable communities where people can thrive.

At Cairn, it’s not what we build, it’s why we build. It’s about putting down a marker that will stand for generations to come. Creating new communities of connection and belonging for an Ireland where people can thrive. Reshaping, redefining, reinvigorating our place in the world. Building for people, progress, and potential. Because when Cairn build, it’s Built For Good.