Designer/Design Coordinator, Wakefield

Eden Brown
£20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Pete Benefer
Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a major Nationwide Housebuilder and they are looking for an experienced Designer/Design Co-ordinator for their office in Wakefield- ideally somebody who has experience of working for a house builder.

The role of the Technical Department in a Homes Division is to provide a practical and cost effective technical service to the company.

This will encompass site evaluation, architectural and engineering design, the investigation of any technical problems encountered and provision of economical and viable solutions. This may involve liaison with, appointment of and co-ordination of external professionals.

The Technical Department are involved with the company housing product from inception to completion.

The Design Co-ordinator will generally be given specific projects to run, either at the Design Stage or at Planning Approved Stage. They will then either prepare the working drawings and associated information that enables a site commencement or procure, co-ordinate/check and issue externally supplied information.

Key responsibilities:

1.Co-ordinate the production of design information to a written programme to ensure company targets are met for a controlled and cost effective construction operation.
2.Produce, coordinate and submit planning applications and negotiate and obtain planning permissions and other statutory approvals.
3.Responsible for providing all necessary information to discharge planning conditions
4.Submit and co-ordinate Building Regulations applications & condition discharge.
5.Ensure that schemes are designed to company standards to suit building, marketing and economic considerations and be competitive in design terms: the schemes are to be produced within a time limit to suit programme deadlines and must take into account external factors e.g. Local Authority Planning/Highways Departments and Local Committees.
6.Coordinate and/or produce layouts and working drawings. Assist in the production of Technical and Design Reports for Land Appraisals.
7.Obtain and check information from external architectural consultants, and suppliers and manufacturers for supplementing working drawings.
8.Advise Land Department on Technical viability of new sites
9.Ensure updated Group drawings are issued in accordance with department procedures.
10.At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.
11.Comply with responsibilities as laid down in the Group's Health, Safety and Environment Policy.
12.Provide technical support and information to Construction, Commercial and Sales Departments and maintain good communication to ensure the required level of service is maintained.
13.Produce and check sales and legal information.
14.Contribute to improving the business, protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company by putting forward new ideas and, when requested to do so implementing change.
15.Assist the Design Manager in fee negotiation and the appointment of consultants.
16.Responsibility for the Sales / Legal set up meeting and associated documentation and checking and auditing of all plans & associated drawings/brochures.
17.Coordinate adoptions of open space areas and site exits.

Successful applicants can expect a salary of between £30000-35000 and extensive benefits including car, pension, health and discounts on our homes

Please send your CV to and call 0113 394 0133

Your expert recruitment consultant is Peter Benefer, call today on 0113 394 0133 or email

Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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