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Design Co-Ordinator Apprentice

Operating Company: Berkeley Homes Capital
Title: Design Co-ordinator Apprentice
Is this a business operations role, or trade role? Business Operations
Application Reference Number: BHCAPDesignCoOr
Level: 4
Entry Requirements: Level 3 qualification or 2 A-Levels
Location: London
Working Hours: 40 hours per week
Starting Salary: £18,500 
Application End Date: 1st October 2021
Description: The technical department takes over the management of the design of a scheme once planning consent has been granted. Our technical team do not work as architects as these are typically appointed externally - instead they appoint the consultant design team and manage the detailed design process. Coordination and work flow of all technical information on a live project throughout the development cycle from design, planning, delivery and through to completion.

Overview of the Role:

Please note that people working within the technical team are not working as architects; the technical team manages the design process, which usually includes the appointment of third party architects.
The technical department liaises closely with the land, commercial and construction departments to ensure a seamless transition from design through procurement and construction.

They will also manage the external processes associated with:

  • Discharge of planning conditions
  • Obtaining statutory consents
  • Party wall awards
  • Site surveys and investigations
  • Supporting the construction, sales and customer services teams through the provision of technical information

The Technical Co-ordinator Assistant Apprentice will:

  • Supporting senior members including the Technical/Design Managers and Director with land appraisals and the development of future sites
  • The Coordination of internal and external consultants in producing technical details and drawings required for the delivery of schemes from design, planning and through to completion
  • Assisting in implementing departmental and company objectives and procedures
  • Assist in the value engineering elements, questioning drawings and making changes where relevant to assist in the smoothness of build on site

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To undertake an agreed programme of learning that leads to gaining a recognised qualification as part of an apprenticeship framework/standard
  • To actively participate in your development plan under the supervision of your line manager, and the training provider assessor
  • To work under supervision to learn your role. Specifics for each apprenticeship role can be found at the end of the job description
  • To work safely and competently and always adhere to Group Standards
  • Ensure personal protective equipment (PPE) is used at the appropriate time for each task being undertaken.
  • To undertake and take part in other duties, meetings, toolbox talks, supervision, training and events as requested by your manager that aids learning and development for your role
  • To demonstrate compassion and consideration for others, forming mutual trust and professional respect
  • To operate with a 'one team' approach demonstrating flexible engagement with internal and external colleagues
  • To operate with consistent effort, overcoming obstacles to achieve a goal
  • To be self-driven with a willingness to learn, adopting a 'can do' mentality and work ethic
  • To maintain the Berkeley Group brands and assist in our collective effort to design and deliver a high quality product leading to positive customer satisfaction at hand-over and beyond
  • To consistently work to a high standard and look for ways to improve current working practices and processes for the benefit of our customers and the company
  • Act in accordance with the company culture and values
  • Play your part in helping us to meet the goals set out within Our Vision 2030, and assist us in being a world-class business trusted  to transform the most challenging  sites into exceptional places and to maximise our positive impact on  society, the economy and the  natural world

Person Specification:

  • Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Keen to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Credible, and comfortable in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Well-presented and business like
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Hard-working
  • Follows instructions
  • Flexible
  • Methodical and meticulous
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, time management and planning skills
  • Able to build and maintain good working relationships with suppliers
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, internet and email
  • Takes pride in the job

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