Permanent Development Coordinator
To oversee the production of working drawing and detail information and to ensure that it is complete, coherent, accurate, and available on time whoever needs it. The design solutions are to be as practical as possible and economic.
To provide technical support at procurement, sales stage, construction period and post construction.
To oversee all technical aspect of sites under their control to ensure the sites are running as smoothly as possible and to discuss any issues / concerns with the Development Manager.
To start the working drawing process on site early to ensure we start on site as soon as full planning consent is given and to have the information at least 90% complete so procurement can move forward at a lot earlier stage.
To take control of all aspects of the design to ensure that current information is available to whoever needs it within a pre-agreed programme. The information must be clear, accurate and coherent and the designs must be as economic and practical as possible.
To ensure the consultants are briefed on the required distribution of drawing information and also key dates when information is required to meet our procurement requirements.
To ensure regular Design Team meetings, at early stage of design development, occur with the relevant consultant
To assess the planning information for obvious Building Regulation requirements such as means of escape, unprotected areas, underground ventilation and other given criterion at an earlier stage.
To instruct the design team to produce full working drawings for the new sites and agree a programme of works, once authorised by the Technical Director.
To look at flat /houses layouts at a very early stage and to optimise in conjunction with the sales department.
To deal with payment issues which arise with consultants.
Co-ordination of party wall act matters.
Co-ordination of specialist surveys including ecology/trees/asbestos/radar etc.
Co-ordination of sectional agreement’s including S38/111/278/104/185.
Co-ordination of demolition notice where relevant.
Co-ordinate Highway stopping up orders in liaison with Engineer.
Procure postal addresses.
Co-ordinate SAP/EPC requirements.
POS adoption co-ordination.
Cost control of professional fees budgets in liaison with the Surveying Manager
Closed site and adoption co-ordination.
Post Planning Permission
Instigate the selection of materials for the buildings as indicated on the working drawing and on a plot by plot basis at an early stage.
To ensure a rapid clearance of all Planning Conditions including the submission of materials. Special emphasis to be placed on clearance of prior to commencement conditions as a priority. To ensure Planning Condition Tracking Schedule is issued to relevant parties as the scheme progresses.
To ensure a schedule of all conditions is produced and then make sure it is monitored in relation to submissions and approval.
Working Drawings and Detailed Design
To formally appoint all consultants in line with approved Group consultant appointment documents.
Monitor Professional Indemnity policies and ensure that appropriate cover is maintained for relevant run off period.
To agree with the consultant a schedule of information required for the groundwork’s superstructure and detail packages. This will allow sites to start early with budgets set for ground workers.
To agree a programme for final issue of information and within the overall time from dates for receipt of partial formation.
To ensure that a senior person at the consultants has checked all information sent out even if it is partial information.
To check incoming information from the consultants and ensure any comments are fed back.
To ensure that architectural and engineering drawings tie up.
To ensure that subsequent changes necessary to design after permission has been granted are communicated through to the Planning Department as minor amendments.
To ensure the drawing package is acceptable in terms of accuracy and drawing style presentation.
To ensure that drawing registers are maintained and accompany all drawing issues including a covering memo detailing the change.
To produce, with relevant consultants, a strategy for Code for Sustainable Homes where applicable.
To check and ensure that specialist manufactures details tie up with working drawings.
Also, for Design Teams to approve drawings early to keep production on-going.
To ensure any bin stores/cycle stores/external stores/ sub stations are properly positioned and detailed.
To apply for NHBC initial notices.
To ensure NHBC approval is obtained and any conditions are cleared promptly to avoid delays to completions.
To ensure that SAP Certificates are obtained for each plot and passed to Sales.
PERSON SPECIFICATION – DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR
Qualifications and training
HNC/HND Building Studies
GCSE grade A-C English and Mathematics or equivalent
Hold relevant level of CSCS Card
To have previously been a Technical Co-Ordinator, with experience of running numerous projects at one time
Ideally experience of working on both private sale and housing association developments
Knowledge of Building Regulations, the Planning System and Code for Sustainable Homes
Current full driving licence