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Senior Architectural Technician / Technologist

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Job Location: Congleton, Cheshire

We are looking for a Senior Architectural Technician / Technologist to join our expanding design team.

You will be based at our Head Office in Congleton, Cheshire and will be predominantly involved with our ‘Adlington’ brand of award winning extra care retirement apartments.

We are looking for candidates with design flair, technical skills and commercial awareness who can contribute to the growth of Adlington as a market leader in this expanding sector. We can offer the opportunity to be involved in the development of significant buildings, often in challenging locations including prominent town centre sites and Conservation Areas.

We are looking for a range of skills and experience to progress the design of projects from site feasibility, through the planning process, production information and construction, with relevant knowledge of current building and NHBC regulations as well as a strong technical ability. Experience in Revit would be an advantage but not essential as training would be provided to the successful applicants. You will be working alongside our in-house teams who are involved in all aspects of site acquisition, planning, construction and marketing.

In return we will offer a permanent position with attractive salary and benefits including company pension and health schemes, free Bistro and flexible working hours.

There are several openings available at junior, intermediate and senior levels.

If you are interested in any of these positions please apply by email in confidence to Chris Rye c.rye@adlington.co.uk supplying your current CV and examples of work.

Strictly no Agencies.

www.gladman.co.uk

www.adlington.co.uk

CIVIL / Structural Engineering Technician

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Job Location: Congleton, Cheshire

An enthusiastic civil/structural engineering technician is required, wishing to take the next step within their career path. As part of Gladmans ongoing development programme, the ‘in house’ engineering team require an experienced technician with working knowledge within the field of BIM/ Revit modelling, as well as the collaborative data environment to meet the requirements of PAS1192. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious technician to progress their career and become part of a multi-disciplined team. The role will involve the detailing and design of civil/ structural elements to assist the construction of multi million pound projects within the Adlington portfolio.

We are seeking suitable candidates who can undertake the following day to day duties:

  • Comply with designers duties under the CDM Regulations
  • Liaise with other members of the design/ construction team
  • Liaise with ‘in house’ contracts/ site managers, including answering of any associated site queries
  • Assisting the buying team to provide structural packages for costing along with responding to associated queries
  • Structural detailing in steel, concrete, masonry and timber
  • Site visits during construction works
  • Structural detailing of foundations as well as any retaining/ sub structures (including reinforced concrete detailing and scheduling)
  • Supporting other members of the design team to further develop the Revit capability within the business
  • Liaising with the multi-disciplined design team and co-ordinate the CAD/ Revit detailing on each project
  • Assist other CAD technicians on technical/construction details and undertake QA reviews
  • Supporting and mentoring junior staff

Qualifications and experience – Essential Skills

  • A minimum HNC in civil/ structural engineering (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 6 years of post-qualification experience in civil/ structural engineering, 2 years of which should be within the Revit/ BIM/ CDE environment
  • Detailed knowledge of structural detailing and construction techniques
  • Working knowledge of relevant UK and European codes of practice
  • Good experience of using AutoCAD and/or Revit software
  • Working towards chartership of the Institution of Structural Engineers (or equivalent)
  • UK driving license
  • Experience of working on multi million pound developments
  • Computer skills and use of Word, excel and office suite software packages

Qualifications and experience – Desirable Skills

  • Structural engineering design experience would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of earthworks modelling and associated cut/ fill volumes
  • Experience of civil/ drainage engineering

 

If you are interested in this position please apply by email in confidence to Chris Rye c.rye@adlington.co.uk supplying your current CV and examples of work.

Strictly no Agencies.

www.gladman.co.uk

www.adlington.co.uk

Customer Care Manager

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Job Location: Congleton, Cheshire

Gladman Care Homes Ltd is growing rapidly and an opportunity has arisen for an Experienced Customer Care Manager to join the business, based at our Congleton office, and will be predominantly involved with our ‘Adlington’ brand of award winning extra care retirement apartments.

This role will ensure that quality is an integral part of the service to our customers up to and beyond handover, it will also provide the design and construction teams with best practices and share knowledge from defects data to ensure a proactive approach to design development and installation.

You will be a Customer Care Manager currently working for a developer, housebuilder, main contractor or subcontractor and will have a strong and experienced understanding of construction regulations, as well as NHBC warranties and standards.  You will have technical knowledge of construction with the ability to liaise with design, technical, purchasing, construction, suppliers, sales and sub-contractors to seek resolution to customer issues.

You will be involved in the close out phases of our developments to record/snag the works ahead of practical completion and will be instrumental in ensuring our construction partners deliver on these in readiness to handover to the sales & marketing team. You will manage the regular maintenance of completed developments, co-ordinating sub-contract works and obtaining necessary completion certificates.

In addition you will be the centralised point of contact for our customers post move in to manage the two year defects period both with our contractors and in house construction teams.  You will be expected to liaise with our existing home emergency service, to log and manage the faults reported and ensure any repairs required are carried out efficiently and effectively.

Main Responsibilities

  • To implement and manage systems to track all regular maintenance, defects and faults.
  • Ensure all faults are logged and any action required is recorded appropriately
  • Contact and visit customers and assess the nature of the fault and any repair works if necessary
  • Carry out final inspections on build completions
  • Liaise with sub-contractors to ensure reported defects are dealt with in a cost effective, timely and professional manner
  • Handle and respond to customer correspondence, inform homeowners of any action taken following fault reports
  • Programme maintenance checks for the defects period as required
  • Liaise with the Contracts Manager & design/technical team on a regular basis
  • Ensure that any NHBC resolutions are escalated and communicated appropriately

Key Skills

  • Customer Service experience with a developer, housebuilder or contractor
  • Exceptional customer facing skills
  • Understanding of Building Regulations, NHBC Standards and Warranties is essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Trustworthy
  • IT Literate
  • Able to travel to sites across the UK, predominantly North West currently
  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • A valid CSCS card is preferred but not essential

In return we will offer a permanent position with attractive salary and benefits including company pension and health schemes, complimentary Bistro and flexible working hours.

If you are interested in any of these positions please apply by email in confidence to Lee Pitchford l.pitchford@adlington.co.uk supplying your current CV.

Sales Negotiator

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Job Location – Stafford

An experienced full time Sales Negotiator is required for the sale of our new apartments on Eccleshall Road, Stafford.

Duties will include:

  • Working from our Marketing Suite at Stafford
  • Generating and managing sales enquiries
  • Working autonomously on occasion and within a team
  • Pro-actively promoting the development and participating in marketing activities
  • Deliver exceptional customer care

The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, reliable, trustworthy, well-presented, very personable and comfortable dealing with face to face and telephone situations.

Working hours are 10am to 5pm – 35 hours per week over 5 days including some weekends and Bank Holidays.

The position is a temporary 12 month contract

Please submit a current CV to Phil Holyoak – p.holyoak@adlington.co.uk

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