A large nationwide House Builder are currently on the market for a residential Layout Designer to join an established design team based in Leicester. The company are involved in design and building of their homes, which consist of 2-5 bedrooms.
Layout Designer duties
To be able to produce detailed high-quality feasibility layouts to agreed timescales for the Land Department and produce detailed plans for planning submissions.
Provide a practical and cost-effective design service to the division. Management of external designers and architects to ensure best practice is followed, costs controlled and deadlines achieved.
Take responsibility for undertaking site evaluation, completing a planning review and understanding architectural and engineering design constraints to ensure schemes are economically viable.
Ensure that Technical Department procedures are adhered to and layouts for land appraisals, planning submissions and supporting information (including Design and Access statements) are delivered to the agreed programme and dates.
Liaise with Land / Commercial / Construction and Sales Teams throughout the process. Take responsibility for liaison with Local Authorities, in order to deliver planning permissions.
Be able to discharge obligations under the CDM Regulations.
Qualifications, skills & experience required
To be suitable for this position you must meet the following criteria:
Qualification in a design discipline (HNC or above)
Excellent AutoCAD skills
Previous demonstrable experience working for a house builder or architectural practice with extensive residential experience
Knowledge and understanding of technical services and how they affect site acquisition and development