Technical Lead - Construction Programme

BRE Group
Watford, Hertfordshire
03 Dec 2018
07 Dec 2018
Job Type

Technical Lead - Construction Programme

Overview of Role 

BRE is undertaking a major four year R&D programme in the construction sector together with a consortium of partners and stakeholders, focusing on offsite construction and digital technologies and processes. A key element will be to coordinate key technical and engineering teams through all stages of the programme to ensure planned outcomes are achieved. 

This exciting new role is for a Technical Lead to facilitate the delivery of the technical outcomes across the programme.  You will also work with a number of technical and engineering partners who are distributed across the UK, to align specification, delivery and deployment. 

BRE is a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, through research and knowledge generation. 

Role Profile 

The role of the Technical Lead will be to: 

  • Oversee the specification of technical scope across the programme  
  • Oversee technical delivery through project phases and gate reviews 
  • Work closely with the BRE Director, Programme Technical Leads and Programme Manager 
  • Coordinate the work of the Technical Leads to ensure clarity of requirements, 
  • Monitor technical progress and resolve issues  
  • Validate project output in line with programme requirement 
  • Attend regular and/or ad hoc technical meetings with partners in Coventry, Cambridge and London 
  • Assess technical proposals across the programme from subcontractors, suppliers and/or delivery partners
  • Line and matrix manage technical teams   

Skills and Experience 

The candidate should have: 

  • Previous experience of technical accountability in the construction projects, innovation and/or research 
  • Experience specifying technical scope of works 
  • A working knowledge of BIM, Building Regs and other notable standards such as BREEAM 
  • An engineering degree and be a member of a professional engineering body  
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills 
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively to a wide range of audiences 
  • Proven ability to work on complex programmes whilst maintaining focus on delivery 
  • An understanding of offsite and advanced manufacturing  
  • Experience preparing technical reports and other collateral   

Location of Role 

You will be based in BRE in Watford however ad hoc travel will be required in the south of England or Midlands  

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