Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for a Senior Design Coordinator to join our team within Vistry North East Midlands, at our Enderby office in Leicester. The purpose of the role is to meticulously design and adapt site layouts throughout various stages of residential projects, ensuring optimal functionality, efficiency, and compliance with regulatory standards. The role will require confident collaboration with project managers, planners and other key stakeholders involved early on within the project.

You will support the consultants and other technical coordinators, you will understand the businesses requirements and priorities, to ensure on-time delivery of information by way of regular communication and detailed checking of the information received. The role will encourage engagement for design feedback and the ability to develop best practice design protocols, alongside developing our regional design standards for sites.

Key responsibilities will include conceptualising, designing and refining site layouts to accommodate a variety of factors such as site constraints, environmental considerations, design ambitions and project requirements. The individual will have a strong understanding of construction key principles, employing best practice to create and inform layouts that maximise the use of available space, whilst also highlighting and mitigating any risks and constraints.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Construction/design related further education.
  • Member of Professional Body (membership of professional body is preferrable but not essential).
  • Minimum 3-5 years working with or for a housebuilder.
  • Experience of working in a design team, managing and submitting planning application layout and the production of working drawing information.
  • Fully conversant with National Design Guide Standards.
  • Experienced in Auto CAD.
  • Ability to deliver mixed tenure schemes based on Partnership specifications / requirements.
  • Ability to make design decisions and a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
  • Good time management with ability to multi task.
  • Professional aptitude.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude toward teamwork and design adaptions early in the process.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Highly organised.

Desirable –

  • Previous experience in Housebuilding or working for Housebuilder clients
  • A passion for and experience in comprehensive site design e.g. consideration of vistas, aesthetic choice and house type hierarchy.
  • Comfortable researching and locating LPA Design Guides & Codes.
  • Experience in Revit.

More about the Senior Design Coordinator role…

  • Negotiate effectively with a wide range of organisations, statutory bodies and interest groups to achieve the desired design outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively with all relevant departments in writing, verbally and in presentation format to provide accurate and timely information.
  • Establish and maintain strong and respected working relationships with internal departments, local authorities and companies throughout the region.
  • Review site layout design audits from internal departments and respond to and/or resolve any issues in a timely manner.
  • On occasion, provide design reports and highlight any unforeseen risks to departments senior management team relevant to the layout design
  • Control the management of up to date layout drawings and issue sheets.
  • Achieve agreed deadlines and timescales.
  • Attend pre-start and other departmental meetings as required
  • Keep abreast of all relevant current and forthcoming legislation, ensuring that specifications are up to date.
  • To implement best practice
  • To manage the process of design solutions
  • To conduct value engineering / review plot efficiencies
  • Assist with the preparation of layouts for land viability purposes as necessary
  • Assist the Bid team as and when required on layout design information and planning
  • Prepare and co-ordinate layouts for the submission of planning applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for amendments to existing planning permissions as necessary and manage them through the planning process.
  • Negotiate and engage with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders, local authorities, parish councils and other consultees and statutory bodies and interest groups to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Liaise with the Land team to secure cost-effective layouts and design solutions.
  • Attend Planning Committees, site visits and public consultation events as necessary.
  • Prepare and co-ordinate relevant material for the submission of applications for the discharge of planning conditions as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of master transfer plans and individual ‘deed’ plans
  • Creation, co-ordination and cross referencing of Land Transfer Plans
  • Creation, co-ordination and cross referencing of Management Company Plans
  • Cross referencing of tologrpahical information received against architectural site layouts and review/respond as required.
  • Cross referencing of relevant engineering information received against architectural site layouts and review/respond as required.
  • Cross referencing of relevant of all ecological reports affecting the development – protected species surveys and biodiversity implications.
  • Organise tree / vegetation surveys to seasonal works that is required to facilitate development.
  • Prepare site layouts and accommodation schedules.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do.

We’re proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We’re also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we’re making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Penman House, 1 Penman Way,Grove Park, Leicester, LE19 1SY

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