Design Co-ordinator Apprentice

Operating Company: Berkeley Homes Capital

Application Reference Number: BHCAPDesignCoOr

Level: 4

Entry Requirements: Level 3 qualifications or 2 A Levels

Location: Newham, Hackney, Islington and Watford

Working Hours: 40 hours per week

Starting Salary: £18,500pa

Application End Date: 26th June 2022

Brief 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.

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
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 own development plan under the supervision of your line manager, sub-contractor management team and the College 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 in a site based environment and to always adhere to Group Health and Safety 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 in order 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 Homes brand and assist in delivery of a quality product with minimal build defects 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 customers and Berkeley Homes.
  • Act in accordance with the company Culture and Values of ‘Our Vision’ commitment to be a World Class Business generating long-term value by creating successful, sustainable places where people aspire to live.

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