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Development Engineer

Posted on March 4th, 2022

Closing Date: March 14, 2022

Location: Seddon Homes Ltd, Birchwood, Warrington

Benefits: Pension contributions are a minimum of 5.0% (employee) and 6.0% (employer). Seddon Homes will match contributions to a maximum of 7.5%. 4 times salary for death in service. Health care. 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays. Car Allowance.

Hours: Mon – Fri 08.00 – 16.30; 37.5 h/pw

Our Company

Seddon Homes is part of the Seddon Group, which is a family-owned development, housing and construction business Seddon has grown from a small family run business to the UK’s largest privately owned and family managed contracting business, employing over 650 people.

But we’ve never lost sight of what really matters. To us, building relationships is as important as building buildings. The reason for our continued success can be summed up in one simple word: TRUST. Our customers know that when we make a promise, we keep it. That’s what sets Seddon apart. It’s what our business was founded on and it remains the cornerstone of everything we do today.


The Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Development Engineer to join our growing housing business in Birchwood, Warrington. The principle purpose of the role will be the provision of engineering and technical support to a variety of developments throughout the design and construction process.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Commission site surveys and reports from external consultants and the design team.
  • Attend and contribute to design team, engineering, pre-start and site progress meetings as required for each development.
  • Review and check design solutions for road and sewers, foundations, drainage and proposed levels etc. for technical approval submissions and procurement packages.
  • Ensure all design solutions are the most cost effective and practical and comply with planning, building regulations and NHBC/LABC standards.
  • Identify, procure and co-ordinate services/utilities removal/diversion/provision requirements from initial feasibility to order placement/initial call-off including provision of the site services pack at the pre-start hand-over meeting.
  • Co-ordinate remediation strategy and MMP approvals, EHO and NHBC/LABC conditions sign-offs and validation/verification reports.
  • Co-ordinate and manage all aspects of NHBC/LABC building control and warranty provision, and monitor compliance/discharge for CML deadlines.
  • Collate and issue tender, construction and pre-start drawing packages to the required timescales for the programmed start on site.
  • Secure technical approval for S38/278 roads and S104 sewers adoptions where required and co-ordinate the bonds through to adoption including POS adoption/transfers and the handover of management companies where necessary.
  • Arranging inspections with the relevant authorities and subcontractors to progress adoptions as required.
  • Ensure legal title checks and estate boundary approval/deed plans are completed in time and setting out information/drawings for each plot are available, performing on-site checks (use of total-station theodolite and levelling equipment is an advantage) as required for each development.
  • Undertake regular site visits and check that the works carried out comply with the drawings, specifications and are to the required standards and that any testing or validation criteria has been satisfied.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of engineering achieved within a similar environment,  together with relevant experience, academic and / or professional qualifications  Preference will be given to those familiar with all aspects of engineering

You will be highly organised and able to co-ordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.  Good communication, proficiency with IT (including AutoCad LT) and attention to detail are skills you will possess in addition to being self motivated and a team player.


Application with full CV, before closing date of March 14, 2022 to [email protected] quoting job reference - DJM/0422

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