Timber Joist Detailer

Salary £25 - £35k DOE
Industry Construction
Type Permanent
Location Kent


Hours of employment: 0730-1700 Monday to Thursday, 0730-1600 Friday

Job Purpose: To accurately detail timber frame timber joists in an agreed timeline, in accordance with agreed business plan.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  1. Designing
    • Accurately and efficiently detail timber joists
    • Quantify and produce a material schedule for timber joist elements
    • Designing to current CDM regulations
    • Liaising clearly and promptly with;
      1. Project architects – to establish the design
      2. Project engineers – to establish the design
      3. Project clients – to establish the design
      4. internal office – to report on project statuses
      5. Contracts team – to propose the design, and resolve issues
      6. Frame detailers – to establish the design
      7. Steel and glulam fabricators – to establish the design
      8. On site agents – to propose the design, discuss buildability and resolve issues
    • Planning all projects to be in accordance with programmed deliverables
    • Attendance of Design Team Meetings on projects
  2. Technical
    • Resolve onsite issues and problems in accordance with company procedures
    • Follow QC procedures
    • Develop and contribute to design procedures
    • Keep up to date with latest design software
  3. Developmental
    • Train and develop design skills within design department
    • Develop in-house technical knowledge

Scope: To undertake approximately 60 projects per annum. Typical project value of £150-400k. Customer base of circa 30 organisations.

Degree of supervision: Works within the broad directives of the Pre-Commencement Manager. Reports weekly on project progress in terms of timescales, milestones, sign off status and RFIs.

Working conditions: Pace of work is often demanding, working within strict time pressures; involves overall responsibility for a large number of contracts simultaneously.

Organisational requirements: Must be flexible and able to work on own initiative. Must be able to work as part of a team and to interact effectively with external contracts.

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