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Technical Manager

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Built Environment
  • Contact: Jennifer Zoller
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Start Date: 2022-04-25
  • Expiry Date: 05 June 2022
  • Job Ref: DaXtra_3870189
The Role:
We have a vacancy for a Electrically biased Technical Manager to join our teams based in either our brand new Manchester offices.  The main purpose of the role is to lead, own and manage the technical risk and opportunities within the business, from inception through to project completion and client handover, focusing on design optimisation, opportunity identification and mitigation of technical risk. Ensure technical compliance with works information, scope, project specification and legislation, undertaking technical management of both internal and external designs. 

You will be involved in a range of MEP Building Services across the UKs including Strategic Projects which are both technical and major capital projects.


Demonstrate appropriate Health and Safety leadership to ensure that the safety first and foremost message is visible and alive throughout all activities relating to the project on which you are working.
Lead the technical engineering management on internally and externally designed projects to successfully achieve company, team and individual objectives relating to; the implementation of best value design, management of opportunities and risk mitigation. Provide technical advice and assistance to other areas of the business and support business development from a technical solution perspective.
Assist the Regional Design & Engineering Manager in the production of technical management fees for internally and externally designed projects. Ensure the accuracy and integrity of technical management costs, values and programme forecasts; seeking opportunities to suggest actions which mitigate risk and maximise profitability.
Prepare monthly project reports for Senior Stakeholders highlighting progress, risks, opportunities, and resource issues. Advise on commercial progress against plan, any variances from plan and the corrective actions being taken. On external designs, take ownership of the completion of the responsibilities matrix of the Engagement of Consultant Pack, ensuring that scope gaps are mitigated.
Conduct regular independent design/technical reviews of both internal and external designs in accordance with our technical review process, ensuring that both internal and external designs are technically correct and represent best value and comply with all legal and contracted requirements.
Apply current legislation regarding building regulations, standards, CDM, quality control, commissioning, safety & environmental issues relating to all building services activities.
Build and maintain mutually beneficial customer, key supplier and internal relationships. Promote the design team and actively seek out new opportunities. Communicate proactively with project stakeholders to improve our collaboration with operational teams.
Support the Principal Technical Manager in the identification, delivery and attendance of CPDs, ensuring that the development of the design/technical team’s competence is maintained. Provide technical advice and assistance to other areas of the business and support business development, actively promoting our technical capability.


Extensive experience in MEP design / technical management.
Good understanding of design and build and traditional construction contracts.
Significant experience of commercial management on design projects
I. Eng, MCIBSE, MIET, B. Eng (Hons) Electrical Engineering or equivalent

What's on Offer
Competitive Salary to be discussed on enquiry
25 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays
Pension with leading provider and up to 8% employer contribution
Private healthcare
Personal development programme
Flexible Benefits

About NRL:

NRL connects global engineering companies with the right people to help their businesses grow and thrive, connecting organisations and candidates that share the same values and drive to succeed. As we progress your application our team of talented recruiters will be on hand to help you explore the role and answer any questions you have.

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