careers
at ilke Homes

Our factory team works together to build high quality homes using the latest precision engineering technology. The team has backgrounds in all kinds of sectors, from fashion to cars, so our skills set is not at all limited to traditional construction.

what it’s like to work at ilke Homes

At ilke Homes we offer a collaborative culture, with our people at the heart of everything we do. In our fun and exciting working environment, we work together to deliver a product that meets the needs of modern living.

We offer excellent training and development programmes to grow our talent, as well as the opportunity to create and shape an innovative and dynamic business from every role of the organisation. We are also an above Living Wage employer and we are passionate about having a diverse team.

Additional benefits include:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Bonus scheme
  • Health insurance scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Paid sick leave
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Death in service

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Current Group Vacancies


M&E Design Technician

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced M&E Design Technician, ideally with residential electrical or mechanical design experience. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position:

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced M&E Design Technician, ideally with residential electrical or mechanical design experience.

 

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Technical Design Manager, the M&E Design Technician will perform a variety of design and drafting activities, including preparing and updating the product 3D models, preparing assembly and manufacturing drawings in an appropriate 2D format, to maximise the flexibility of the design and to deal effectively with the increasing requirement for product variety and variations.

 

The M&E Design Technician will be responsible for interpreting the requirements of the customer and the architectural designers to ensure that the products, components and parts designed meet these requirements and comply with appropriate building codes, regulations and other relevant compliance standards.

 

The Design team will also play a pivotal role in driving and controlling the Engineering Change Request system, as the product design evolves, maintaining the physical and digital records of both the base designs, the variants and the ‘as built’ records.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the liaison with internal and external customers, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
  • Assist on all stages of the new product design process to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants and internal design team members.
  • Providing expert technical advice, maintaining consistent link to the factory floor, site electricians, plumbers and statutory bodies.
  • Identify and manage risks identifying design solutions to eliminate, reduce or control risks during the construction and final operation of the building
  • Liaise with internal and external clients, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
  • Participate actively design team meetings.
  • Comply with the processes stipulated under the companies BOPAS and other Quality Assurance Processes, liaising with all relevant bodies as required.
  • Work with internal and external designers to discharge any conditions or approvals.
  • Provide information and support to achieve/maintain BOPAS or other accreditation scheme compliance.
  • Work with a variety of specialist consultants including but not limited to:
    Structural Engineers.

o   Acoustician

o   Fire Consultants

o   Mechanical Designers

o   Electrical Designers

o   Architects

  • Ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with ilke Homes BIM Protocols
  • To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

 

Personal Specifications:

 

Qualifications & Training:

 

  • A good degree/HND in an engineering or science-based discipline
  • English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

 

Experience

  • Preferable experience in offsite product manufacture with specific knowledge of new product design development but not essential
  • Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations.
  • Knowledge of Building Regulations, including Part P.
  • Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Revit and AutoCad. (Vault Preferable)

 

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written.
  • With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
  • Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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Manufacturing Engineer

As part of our Technical Team, the Manufacturing Engineers liaise with all areas of production to define process and identify opportunity for a streamlined process. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Summary of Position:

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised innovative and dynamic business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer.

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Technical Director, the Manufacturing Engineers perform a variety of tasks to characterise and improve the manufacturing processes of making the house, its component subassemblies and components. This will involve working closely with the product design team to apply knowledge of the product, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials technologies to ensure products can be manufactured to high standards of quality compliance and in an economically effective way.

This will involve liaising with suppliers, research and trade organisations as well as designing appropriate experiments and trials and soliciting views, experience and observations from the operators and other stakeholders.

The Manufacturing Engineers will also be responsible for specifying, configuring, sourcing and implement appropriate automation, equipment, jigs, tooling and fixtures. This may include, but is not limited to, robotics, machine tools, materials handling equipment and computer control systems, both CNC and SCADA

Primary Responsibilities:

• Evaluate the performance of existing manufacturing processes, using appropriate structured techniques to drive performance improvement
• Design, specify and implement new manufacturing processes to deliver new products, evolutions of existing products and other improvements such as are required to maintain and improve the economic viability of the product
• Specify, configure and source such external equipment as is required for the manufacturing processes
• Prepare effective business case documentation to justify the necessary capital expenditure to deliver the agreed business plan
• Define and implement appropriate maintenance and condition monitoring regimes to ensure agreed equipment availability targets

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• A good degree in an engineering or science based discipline
• English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

Experience:
• Experience of manufacturing, not necessarily in the Modular Building sector
• Knowledge of Lean and Agile manufacturing
• Direct experience of working in an continuous improvement environment
• Preparation of effective business cases for the justification of capital expenditure
• Experience of specifying and implementing machine tools, automation and materials handling equipment
• Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings. The ability to use 2D and 3D CAD is a significant advantage but not a requirement
• Experience of robotics, CNC and automation is an advantage

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
• Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar
• With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
• Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

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Quality Engineer

The quality engineer has a varied role, from overseeing everyday factory floor activities in order to train operators, to acting as a liaison between suppliers or customers. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough.

Summary of Position:

The quality engineer has a varied role, from overseeing everyday factory floor activities in order to train operators, to acting as a liaison between suppliers or customers. The engineer will define the methods and equipment used to measure a process’s key quality characteristics.

The engineer will also attempt to improve the standard of the process, using information collected from the operations and then applying problem-solving techniques. The role is also responsible for training the production workers in updated work procedures and productions.

 The Quality Engineer will influence, coach and mentor the operations team to ensure an on time and to standard product. The Quality Engineer interfaces across the supply chain from suppliers to customers, and is accountable for delivering the systems for assuring product is produced and delivered to standards, driving increased levels of business performance and customer satisfaction.

The Quality Engineer will be responsible for all Quality functions within the plant from supplier to consumer customer satisfaction.  Demonstrating a passion and enthusiasm for product and process quality, the Quality Engineer will drive quality compliance and quality improvement

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain the Quality System to ensure compliance to standards, defining the appropriate quality approach and organisation
  • Coach, inspire and engage employees for growth and high performance to produce the highest level of quality
  • Assure the quality organisation is effective in supporting the operation in the drive for on time and to standard product.
  • Represent the voice of the customer on-site and keeping the welfare of the customer at the highest level of consciousness, maintaining Customer complaint process to resolve issues and improve build quality
  • Act with responsibility, authority and obligation to hold the factory accountable to quality requirements and verify requirements are being met
  • Carry out internal & External audits to maintain certification (initially BOPAS and others as directed in 2018: NHBC, ISO-9000)
  • Lead the resolution of any non-conformities and continuous improvement activities
  • Liaison with planning and purchasing teams to participate in supplier selection, audits and performance monitoring to define Incoming Inspection processes and ensure compliant inspection and acceptance.
  • Liaison with engineering teams :
    • to define inspection requirements for critical parts, based on drawings, specs and critical characteristics
    • to define sample size, equipment and accept and release criteria
    • perform disposition of rejected material and create supplier non-conformance complaints
  • Participate in Advanced Quality Planning (APQP) development, including risk-assessment, Standard work and Process Control Plans (PCP) including inspections
  • Assure Quality readiness at launch of new product, process or construction methods
  • Define and assure inspection checks for each element through product assembly sign-off to assure the standard work to the design is being met.
    • Key processes to include:
      • Document control; to assure the latest versions of documents are used
      • Change control of product & process Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s) and Permits, participating in risk-assessments as required
      • Non-conformance Report (NCR) tracking & closure verification
      • Calibration process
    • Part and Product Traceability
      • Of in-process inspection checks
      • of critical parts from incoming, through module assembly through Homeowner warranty
  • Quality metric reporting and continuous improvement processes to monitor key quality metrics and share with plant and headquarters as needed to drive improvement.

Personal Specifications:

 

Qualifications & Training:

  • Business, engineering or technical degree
  • Presentation / Training skills
  • Preferred skills include: ISO and auditing experience, knowledge of quality planning tools including Risk Assessments (like Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) or similar), Process Control Plan (PCP), Problem solving skills, Six sigma or statistical process control techniques and lean manufacturing

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years quality engineering
  • Experience in construction, manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Auditing to standards (ISO 9000 or similar)

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Highly Customer focused
  • Passion for Quality
  • Integrity to do the right thing, speaks up
  • Excellent communicator
  • Utilises all the Quality Tools
  • Enthusiastic, positive, inspiring
  • Takes ownership/accountable
  • Proactive, engaged, hands-on
  • Excellent communicator/collaborator
  • Leads by example
  • Makes data driven decision
  • Thorough & professional
  • Team player

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter. Please quote the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject field of your email.

Digital Marketing Officer

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Digital Marketing Officer to join our growing team.. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough.

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Marketing and Events Manager and working closely with the, the Product and Marketing Director and relevant agencies, the post holder will support ilke’s marketing activities and the marketing and communication strategy.  Specifically, the person will provide digital content and manage digital channels including the website.  The post holder will also work with other key individuals in the business such as Business Development Managers, Business Development Director and the Chief Executive.  There is also close liaison with external agencies to support the production of digital content for industry events, campaigns and staff events.  The post holder will also be an ambassador for ilkes brand guidelines and advise partners and staff regarding branding matters.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain ilke’s website:
    • Write an optimise content for the website, making sure it is up to date and search-engine friendly;;
    • Track and analyse website traffic flow and provide regular internal reports.
    • Attain key performance indicators such as reducing the website bounce rate, increasing dwell time or improving conversion;
    • Continually work on the Search Engine Optimization of the website and fix any errors or bugs in online content, utilising external support as necessary.
  • Content production scheduling, monitoring and evaluation:
    • Produce and schedule digital content; ads, blogs, social posts, video, webcasts, photography, podcasts; documents and materials;
    • Edit and post videos, podcasts and audio content to online sites;
    • Oversee pay per click (PPC) ad management as needed;
    • Write content for the website, email campaigns and social networking accounts such as LinkedIn and Twitter;
    • Monitor, analyse and report on marketing activity;
    • Support PR activity with digital content as required.
  • Identify new trends in digital marketing, evaluate new technologies and ensure the brand is at the forefront of industry developments, particularly developments in mobile marketing.
  • Work on printed material to supplement online products as required.
  • Attend product launches and industry events, including live social media coverage.
  • Work with the PR Agency and external consultants and suppliers as required. 

Personal Specifications: 

Qualifications & Training: 

  • Ideally a degree in a marketing or relevant discipline.
  • CIM / CIPR Digital Diploma or equivalent is desirable.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Marketing is advantageous 

Experience

  • Editing and writing skills: You need to devise and edit content for various digital platforms such as LinkedIn posts, Twitter post and writing blog posts.
  • Verbal skills: You will need to be able to explain coherently to others, and work with a wide variety of both technical and non-technical people, who may not be familiar with the medium, how digital technologies work and what their marketing application is.
  • Production, digital and analytic skills: Familiarity with digital production tools such as Canva, Picktochart and others, basic knowledge of print production would be considered useful, good working knowledge of google analytics, buffer and Hootsuite or similar.
  • Video editing skills: Basic video production for online uses and editing using online tools for a quick turnaround for visual content, iPhone media production.
  • Web development skills: Knowledge of HTML/JavaScript and strong knowledge of search engine optimization is an advantage, although not essential, advanced Word and Powerpoint skills, and excellent knowledge of WordPress and Drupal CMS systems.
  • Project management skills: Good at handling time-sensitive projects and working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.  The individual will be expected to be able to work on marketing campaigns and track and monitor campaign activity. 

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision;
  • Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar;
  • With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions;
  • Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email

Assistant Project Manager

As we grow our team we have opportunities for Assistant Project Managers to join our team. There are roles based from Knaresborough, covering the North and Paddington, covering the South.

The successful Assistant Project Manager will be joining an innovative and dynamic business, who have a strong pipeline of projects, capitalising on their growing reputation, expanding client base and position in the off-site housing sector.

As an Assistant Project Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating the activates of several projects to ensure cost, programme, clients expectations and transportation logistics are all met. The role is based either from the factory in Knaresborough or office in Paddington, however; the successful candidate would be expected to travel regularly to meet with clients and monitor projects within their region.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Involvement and management of all phases of a project from start to finish, including feasibility works, design management, construction, transport logistics, commissioning, handover and post project review.
• Assist the Project Manager in all phases and aspects of projects.
• Communicate and follow up with clients about specific projects and their goals.
• Visit project sites to evaluate progress and to respond to clients concerns or questions.
• Maintain client relationships at the appropriate level reinforcing the company’s commitment to continuously addressing their needs and interests.
• Demonstrate effective relationship building within the project team and throughout the company.
• Monitor and check works or information and plan time and resources efficiently even under the pressure of multiple demands.
• Ensure changes in project plan are communicated to team members.
• Gain a full understanding of all live and upcoming projects, which can then be visualised and prioritised.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• Degree or diploma in Project Management (desirable but not essential).
• Proficient in Microsoft suite and other management software.
• Valid UK driving licence.

Experience
• 1-4 years experience in Project Management role (desirable but not essential).
• Experience in Construction sector (desirable but not essential).
• Experience in managing people and successfully meeting targets.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
• Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
• Ability to monitor and check works or information and plan time and resources efficiently even under the pressure of multiple demands.
• Able to build good relationships at all levels, externally & internally.

Site Manager

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have fantastic opportunities for experienced Site Managers to join our team covering the north or south.

Working as member of the construction team you will have the ability to work on your own initiative as well as working to tight deadlines. To be successful in this role, you will be process driven, both to work to, lead and drive. The role will include overseeing single project installs across a specified region and will involve collaborative work with clients and sub-contractors. Reporting to the Contracts Manager you will lead your site team to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and comply with all current statutory legislation.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Managing the day to day running of a single project ensuring all key deadlines are achieved.
• Management of construction programmes including providing regular updates to the business.
• Manage, control and adherence of all Health & Safety matters.
• Ensure quality standards of workmanship are maintained.
• Manage and control project costs.
• Manage client’s expectations
• Manage direct labour & subcontractors & coordinate the works ensuring the works are completed on time & to budget.
• Establish good relationships with client’s an all key stakeholders.
• Work in a safe manner within the boundaries of the Company Health & Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:

• Preferably qualified to degree level, HND, industry experienced or equivalent.
• Possesses current SMSTS qualification.
• Holds a current CSCS / CPCS card.
• Holds a current full driving licence.
• IT literate & can use Microsoft excel, word & project

Experience
• Experience of working within the modular building industry advantageous.
• Experience of working within the house building industry.
• Experience in a similar role working with contracts of a value of between £100k – £1m with a reputable contractor.
• Will have proven experience and ability to work effectively with both internal departments and external client’s.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
• Excellent communications skills.
• Strong work ethic for doing things the right way.
• Ability to support and challenge in equal measure, pushing back as required.

Commercial Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, Construction an opportunity exists for an experienced Commercial Manager to join our team. This role is based at our Paddington office.

Reporting to the Managing Director, Construction an opportunity exists for a technically excellent Commercial Manager to manage the surveying duties associated with the demand and delivery side of the business, with specific emphasis on contract set-up, pre-construction programming, tendering and subsequent budget control/reporting. The role holder will ensure that all projects are delivered in line with company policies, procedures, and guidelines.

ilke Homes are currently still a start-up business and the role will evolve as the business develops. Therefore, it is essential that the role holder must be adaptable to change.

Primary Responsibilities:

Head Contract Administration
• Lead on contract structure, ensuring that scope, notices, terms and conditions are implemented and communicated appropriately.
• Lead and develop the contract procedures, payments, variations / change management process together with contract entitlements.
• Lead and develop dispute management procedures.

Strategy
• Input into the Project Plan and ensure its implementation reflects the Head Contract.
• Influence resource planning with alignment to achieving business objectives.
• Build a database of budget costs for use during initial appraisals of potential schemes and projects.
• Support the Managing Director, Construction to develop the demand / delivery side of the business and assist with the preparation of business plans / updates as required.

Estimate
• To liaise with the Cost Estimating Director to ensure:
o that all estimates are based on accurate cost libraries and assumptions, reflective of site specific details and characteristics.
o the estimate data forms the basis for reporting
o the design is managed and developed within the cost plan allowances

Procurement
• Lead and develop the strategy and philosophy for the contracted works and the procurement procedures for the package scope, quantification, tender method, negotiation and subcontract documentation
• Build / develop a strong residential biased supply chain – comprising of sub-contractor frameworks and materials supply chain that maximises the economies of scale and purchasing power of ilke Homes.
• Responsible for issuing tender documents, subsequent examination and preparing a detailed tender analysis and recommendation for each area tendered by subcontractor and supplier
• Ensuring timely placement of sub-contractor contracts following an adequate tender programme and ensuring all relevant information is available at tender issue.
• Responsible for subcontractor/supplier appointments and for inspecting/approving individual third parties’ insurance indemnities, Inland Revenue tax certificates etc.

Risk and Opportunity Management
• Lead and develop the risk management philosophy for the project and ensure this is cascaded to all project levels to include trades contracts and suppliers

Design Change Management
• Lead and develop the Change Management philosophy in accordance with the Project Strategy to include, design change, scope variation, instruction and programme change

Trade Contractor & Consultant Administration
• Lead and develop the procedure for monthly valuations and payments, the procedure for the issue of contract instructions, contra charges and formal notices, the reporting of the management accounts and financial management procedure, the monitoring procedure for disputes and litigation management and the procedure for the closure and conclusion of the final accounts

Cost Reporting
• Set up of robust fee budgets/monitoring process for all ilke Homes projects (pre and post order).
• Produce accurate reports for monthly review meetings with Executive Team.
• Ensure the end life forecasting is implemented including, the revenue, cost, and Cost Value Reconciliations are managed and implemented; the variation’s procedures are managed and implemented; and the risk and opportunity management procedures are followed.

Insurance Administration
• Lead the implementation of the insurances for the projects in liaison with the Finance Team.

Teamwork & Working relationships
• Building and maintaining strong working relationships with Project, Technical and Construction teams to ensure common goals are set and achieved.
• Build a strong working relationship with ilke Homes factory / offices in Flaxby.

Management
• As the workload increases, build a commercial team to work below them and to undertake line management responsibilities for the direct report staff ensuring each is effectively managed, had a current performance review and learning plan, and are able to carry out duties as assigned to them.

Records and Archives
• Ensure the maintenance of records including diaries, letters, e mails, notices, drawings site records, and computer data
• Ensure the maintenance of records for archived materials

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• Educated to a HNC or degree level
• Likely to hold a relevant professional qualification (MRICS highly desirable)

Experience
• A proven track record of delivery as a Senior Surveyor or Commercial Manager within an established residential developer with a detailed understanding of building regulations and thorough understanding of technical detailing and the tendering process.
• Been involved in a start-up or similar environment where processes, procedures, governance and teams are not fully established essential.
• Experience in the use of Modern Methods of Construction would be desirable
• Experience in managing and leading teams desirable
• Background with major contractor, house builder or specialist contractor who have a reputation for delivering high quality homes in the UK

Qualities & Attitude:
• Financial acumen
• Good communication skills
• Good people management skills with the ability to develop a team
• Dealing with ambiguity
• Flexibility
• Strong negotiating skills
• Customer focussed and the ability to manage conflict
• Organised with the ability to problem solving
• Driven by results
• Motivational
• Conflict management

Quantity Surveyor

As we continue to grow our team, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join our team. This role can either be based at our Knaresborough or Paddington site.

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, an opportunity exists for a Quantity Surveyor to manage the surveying duties associated with the demand and delivery side of the business, with specific emphasis on budget control and reporting. The role holder will ensure that all projects are delivered in line with company policies, procedures, and guidelines.

ilke Homes are currently still a start-up business and the role will evolve as the business develops. Therefore, it is essential that the role holder must be adaptable to change.

Primary Responsibilities:
Head Contract Administration
• Ensure that scope, notices, terms and conditions are implemented and communicated appropriately
• Implement the contract procedures, payments, variations / change management process together with contract entitlements

Strategy
• Support the Commercial Manager to develop the demand / delivery side of the business and assist with the preparation of business plans / updates as required.

Estimate
• To liaise with the Cost Estimating Director to ensure the accuracy of all estimates
• Ensure the estimate data forms the basis for reporting

Procurement
• Ensuring all tendered work complies with Ilke Homes Procurement policies
• Responsible for issuing tender documents, subsequent examination and preparing a detailed tender analysis and recommendation for each area tendered by subcontractor and supplier
• Ensuring timely placement of sub-contractor contracts following an adequate tender programme and ensuring all relevant information is available at tender issue.
• Responsible for subcontractor/supplier appointments and for inspecting/approving individual third parties’ insurance indemnities, Inland Revenue tax certificates etc.

Risk and Opportunity Management
• Implement the risk management procedures for the project and ensure this is cascaded to all project levels to include trades contracts and suppliers

Design Change Management
• Implement the Change Management philosophy in accordance with the Project Strategy to include, design change, scope variation, instruction and programme change

Trade Contractor & Consultant Administration
• Manage the monthly valuations and payments, the issuing of contract instructions, contra charges and formal notices, the reporting of the management accounts and financial management procedure, the monitoring procedure for disputes and litigation management and the closure and conclusion of the final accounts

Cost Reporting
• Produce accurate reports for monthly review meetings.
• Carry out the Cost Value Reconciliation reporting and monitoring – providing accurate end life forecasting.

Teamwork & Working relationships
• Build and maintaining strong working relationships with Project, Technical and Construction teams.
• Build a strong working relationship with ilke Homes factory / offices in Flaxby.

Management
• As the workload increases, undertake line management responsibilities for any direct report staff ensuring each is effectively managed, have had a current performance review and learning plan, and can carry out duties as assigned to them.

Records and Archives
• Ensure the maintenance of records including diaries, letters, e mails, notices, drawings site records, and computer data
• Ensure the maintenance of records for archived materials

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• Educated to a HNC or degree level
• Likely to hold a relevant professional qualification (MRICS highly desirable)

Experience
• A proven track record of delivery as a Quantity Surveyor within an established residential developer with a detailed understanding of building regulations and thorough understanding of technical detailing and the tendering process.
• Been involved in a start-up or similar environment where processes, procedures, governance and teams are not fully established would be desirable.
• Experience in the use of Modern Methods of Construction would be desirable
• Background with major contractor, house builder or specialist contractor who have a reputation for delivering high quality homes in the UK

Qualities & Attitude:
• Financial acumen
• Good communication skills
• Good people management skills
• Able to deal with ambiguity
• Flexibility
• Strong negotiating skills
• Customer focussed and the ability to manage conflict
• Organised with the ability to problem solving
• Driven by results
• Motivational

Contracts Manager

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Contracts Manager to join our team. This role is to cover our projects in the South and is based from our Paddington office.

Working as member of the operations team you will have the ability to work on your own initiative and lead projects to meet tight deadlines. To be successful in this role, you will establish, work to, lead and drive process. The role will include national travel and will involve collaborative work with clients and sub-contractors. You will work closely with all business departments, including SHEQ, Production and Design to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and comply with all current statutory legislation.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Leading numerous projects at any given time ensuring all key deadlines are achieved.
• Development and management of construction programmes including providing regular updates to the business.
• Ensure quality standards of work are maintained at all times.
• Manage and control project costs in line with agreed budgets.
• Manage client’s expectations throughout projects.
• Control direct labour, subcontractors and coordinate the works ensuring the works are completed on time & to budget.
• Establish good relationships with clients and all key stakeholders.
• Lead, manage and work in a safe manner within the boundaries of the Company Health & Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• Preferably qualified to degree level, HND, industry experienced or equivalent.
• Possesses current SMSTS qualification.
• Holds a current CSCS / CPCS card.
• Holds a current full driving licence.
• IT literate & can use Microsoft excel, word & project

Experience
• Experience of working within the modular building industry advantageous.
• Experience of working within the house building industry.
• Experience in a similar role working with contracts of a value of between £100k – £1m with a reputable contractor.
• Will have proven experience and ability to work effectively with both internal departments and external client’s.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
• Excellent communications skills.
• Strong work ethic for doing things the right way.
• Ability to support and challenge in equal measure, pushing back as required.
• Solid leader of both people and process.

Document Controller / Design Coordindator

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for Design Coordinator to join the team. this role is based at our Paddington office.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join the team and really make a difference.  Reporting to the Design Manager and alongside Assistant Design Manager and Architectural Assistants, this role is about making sure the documents we produce are accurate, every time.

Primary Responsibilities

• Manage the flow of documentation within the business development design team
• Take the lead in administering the document management system
• Provide administration support to the design managers in preparing contractor proposals, specifications, sales order process forms
• Assist in analysing specifications to ensure that ilke design, procurement and construction information complies with client requirements
• Provide administration support to design managers in preparing all forms of required documentation including management of external providers where required
• Preparation and circulation of meeting minutes when chaired by design managers
• Maintain confidentiality around sensitive information and terms of agreements
• Assist in preparing monthly design team reports
• Assist with managing Design Consultants to meet agreed deadlines.
• Maintain the design managers tracking schedules
• Assist in managing the diary and appointments of design managers in collaboration with executive assistants
• Collate feedback and comments from clients and colleagues to assist with the ongoing development of our product, our platform design, design packages and procurement strategies
• Assist with preparation of design programmes

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• Preferred relevant qualifications e.g., Business Administration
• Project management training or qualification
• Experience of using document management systems
• Strong use of Microsoft Office Suite
• Valid driving licence

Experience
• Experience of working as a design coordinator, document controller or administrator
• Preference for construction, manufacturing or residential experience
• Use of document management systems

Qualities & Attitude:
• Leadership, Self-Starter
• Trustworthy
• Strong work ethic
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment
• Ability to prioritise and plan to meet deadlines
• Ability to maintain confidentiality

Mutli Skilled Site Engineers

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for multi skilled site engineers to join our team. We are looking for a number of roles covering various regions.

Working as member of the construction team you will have the ability on your own initiative, be flexible, be willing to travel, be able to work to tight deadlines and be committed to providing a high standard & quality product. You will also be working closely with clients, sub-contractors, SHEQ department, our production facility in ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, to a high quality of completion & comply with all current statutory legislation.

Primary Duties:
• Slinger banksman duties at the factory and site as required
• Assisting with installation and dismantle of the modular homes
• General roofing works including felting & battening, laying tiles, fitting fascia & soffits and rainwater goods.
• Preparation of product surfaces both internally & externally in advance of the decorations.
• Basic joinery including but not limited to, doors, windows, floors, partitions & staircases.
• Basic plumbing including foul & waste drainage connections, push fit domestic water & heating pipework connections, sanitary ware assemblies etc.
• Basic 1st & 2nd fix electrical installations, including lighting, power heating etc under the supervision of an electrician.
• Carry out general factory duties as directed by the line managers.
• Work in a safe manner within the boundaries of the Company Health & Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• Preferably qualified to a City & Guilds qualification, industry experienced or equivalent in joinery
• Holds a current full driving licence.
• Current CSCS / CPCS card.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current SSSTS / SMSTS qualification.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current First Aid qualification.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current CPCS Slinger/Banksman qualification.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current MEWPS qualification.
• Desirable but not essential to hold a current PASMA qualification.

Experience
• Tradesman background as a joiner, electrician, plumber, bricklayer etc.
• Experience working within the modular building industry.
• Experience working within the house building industry.
• Will have proven experience and ability to work effectively with both internal departments and external client’s.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
• Excellent communications skills.
• Strong work ethic for doing things the right way.

Architechtural Design Technician

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Architectural Design Technician, proficient in Autodesk Revit. This role is based at our factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Working as part a factory based product development team, under the leadership of the Product and Marketing Director, the Architectural Design Technician will perform a variety of design and drafting activities, including preparing and updating the product 3D models, preparing general assembly and co-ordinated drawings in an appropriate 2D format, maintaining part and component hierarchies, to maximise the flexibility of the design and to deal effectively with the increasing requirement for product variety and variations.

The Architectural Design Technician will be responsible for interpreting the requirements of the customer and the architectural designers to ensure that the products, components and parts designed meet these requirements and comply with appropriate building codes, regulations and other relevant compliance standards.

The Design team will also play a pivotal role in driving and controlling the Engineering Change Request system, as the product design evolves, maintaining the physical and digital records of both the base designs, the variants and the ‘as built’ records.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Under the guidance of the Design Manager and Product and Marketing Director, liaise with internal and external customers, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
• Assist on all stages of the new product design process to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants and internal design team members.
• Providing expert technical advice, maintaining consistent link to the end users, clients and statutory bodies.
• Identify and manage risks identifying design solutions to eliminate, reduce or control risks during the construction and final operation of the building
• Liaise with internal and external clients, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
• Participate actively design team meetings.
• Comply with the processes stipulated under the companies BOPAS and other Quality Assurance Processes, liaising with all relevant bodies as required.
• Work with internal and external designers to discharge any conditions or approvals.
• Provide information and support to achieve/maintain BOPAS or other accreditation scheme compliance.
• Work with a variety of specialist consultants including but not limited to:
o Structural Engineers
o Acoustician
o SAP Assessors
o Mechanical Designers
o Electrical Designers
o Architects
• Ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with ilke Homes BIM Protocols
• To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• A good degree in an architecture, engineering or science based discipline
• English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

Experience
• Experience in offsite product manufacture with specific knowledge of new product design development.
• Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations.
• Knowledge of Building Regulations and BOPAS accreditation scheme.
• Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Revit, Vault and AutoCad.
• Experience within Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
• Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar
• With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
• Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email

Design for Manufacture M&E Design Engineer

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised and innovative business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer, ideally with residential electrical or mechanical design experience and a practical mindset. This role is based at our site in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Design for Manufacturing team leader, the Design Engineer will perform a variety of mechanical and electrical services design and drafting activities, including preparing and updating the product 3D models, preparing assembly and manufacturing drawings in an appropriate 2D format, maintaining part and component hierarchies, to maximise the flexibility of the design and to deal effectively with the increasing requirement for product variety and variations.

The M&E Design Engineer will be responsible ensuring the requirements of the concept design and co-ordinated Revit model are met and that the products, components and parts designed in the manufacturing design model and drawings meet the design requirements and are understood by the production team to enable efficient manufacturing and assembly.

The Design team will also play a pivotal role in driving and controlling the Engineering Change Request system, as the product design evolves, maintaining the physical and digital records of both the base designs, the variants and the ‘as built’ records.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Under the guidance of the Design Team Lead and Operations Director, liaise with internal and external customers, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through the final stages of design and manufacture.
• Assist on final stages of the new product design process to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants and internal design team members.
• Providing expert technical advice, maintaining consistent link to the factory teams, end users, clients and statutory bodies.
• Identify and manage risks identifying design solutions to eliminate, reduce or control risks during the construction and final operation of the building.
• Participate actively design team meetings.
• Comply with the processes stipulated under the company’s Quality Assurance Processes, liaising with all relevant bodies as required.
• Work with internal and external designers to discharge any conditions or approvals.
• Provide information and support to achieve/maintain NHBC, BOPAS or other accreditation scheme compliance.
• Ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with ilke Homes BIM Protocols
• To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• A good degree in an engineering or science-based discipline
• English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

Experience
• Experience in domestic building services (mechanical and electrical)
• Preferable experience in offsite product manufacture with specific knowledge of new product design development.
• Knowledge of Building Regulations, including Part P.
• Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations.
• Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Inventor, Revit, Vault and AutoCad.
• Experience within Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
• Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar
• With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
• Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email.

Design for Manufacture M&E Design Technician

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Design Technician, ideally with residential electrical or mechanical design experience and a practical mindset. This role is based at our manufacturing site in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Design for Manufacturing team’s M&E Design Manager, the M&E Design Technician will perform a variety of mechanical and electrical services design and drafting activities, including preparing and updating the product 3D models, preparing assembly and manufacturing drawings in an appropriate 2D format, maintaining part and component hierarchies, to maximise the flexibility of the design and to deal effectively with the increasing requirement for product variety and variations.

The M&E Design Technician will be responsible for interpreting the requirements of the concept design and co-ordinated Revit model to ensure that the products, components and parts designed in the manufacturing design model and drawings meet the design requirements and are clear to enable efficient manufacturing and assembly.

The Design team will also play a pivotal role in driving and controlling the Engineering Change Request system, as the product design evolves, maintaining the physical and digital records of both the base designs, the variants and the ‘as built’ records.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Support the liaison with internal and external customers, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
• Assist on final stages of the new product design process to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants and internal design team members.
• Providing expert technical advice, maintaining consistent link to the factory teams, end users, clients and statutory bodies.
• Identify and manage risks identifying design solutions to eliminate, reduce or control risks during the construction and final operation of the building.
• Participate actively design team meetings.
• Comply with the processes stipulated under the company’s Quality Assurance Processes, liaising with all relevant bodies as required.
• Work with internal and external designers to discharge any conditions or approvals.
• Provide information and support to achieve/maintain NHBC, BOPAS or other accreditation scheme compliance.
• Ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with ilke Homes BIM Protocols
• To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• A good degree/HND in an engineering or science-based discipline
• English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

Experience
• Experience in domestic building services (mechanical and electrical)
• Preferable experience in offsite product manufacture with specific knowledge of new product design development but not essential
• Knowledge of Building Regulations, including Part P.
• Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations.
• Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Inventor, Revit, Vault and AutoCad.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
• Excellent communications skills, oral and written.
• With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
• Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email

Technical Design Manager

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised and innovative business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Technical Design Manager. This role is based at our site in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Working as part a factory-based design team, under the leadership of the Product Development Manager, the Technical Design Manager will further develop and “own” the approved ilke Homes System Manual and the approved ilke Homes standard specifications. The development of the system manual will involve engagement with the NHBC, BOPAS, LABC and other building control and warranty providers for homes and apartment buildings as well as working with the technical, design, quality and installation teams at ilke Homes to refine our system and processes. The ilke Homes standard specifications have been developed for the different client markets we work in and will need to be developed and refined over time. This will involve working with our sales and project teams as well as directly with end clients.

The Design team also plays a pivotal role in driving and controlling the ilke Homes system through an Engineering Change process, as the product design evolves, maintaining the physical and digital records of both the base designs, the variants and the ‘as built’ records.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Development and “ownership” of the approved ilke Homes System Manual, including liaison with building control bodies and warranty providers.
• Development and “ownership” of the approved ilke Homes standard specifications.
• Liaise with internal and external customers, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure a clear understanding of requirements of the system manual and specification through all stages of design and construction.
• Assist on all stages of the new product design process to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants and internal design team members.
• Provide collaborative approach with the internal detail design team through new product design phases, providing expert technical advice and maintaining consistent link to the end users, clients and statutory bodies.
• Identify and manage risks identifying design solutions to eliminate, reduce or control risks during the construction and final operation of the building
• Attend client/customer workshops and design team meetings.
• Work with internal and external designers to assist with discharging conditions and approvals.
• Provide information and support to achieve/maintain NHBC, BOPAS and other accreditation scheme compliance.
• To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:
• A good degree in an engineering or science based discipline
• English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

Experience
• Experience in working for a UK housebuilder or contractor, developing specifications, building control approvals and gaining warranty/CML sign off.
• Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations.
• Expert knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC Standards and other warranty schemes.
• Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Revit, Vault and AutoCad.
• Experience within Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction.

Qualities & Attitude:
• Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
• Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar
• With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
• Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email

KTP Associate - Design Engineer, Lightweight Steel Structures

Do you have a structural design background with a PhD in the design of steel structures, a related subject, (or close to completion) or an MSc/MEng in this subject with significant industrial experience? Do you want to further your career through a project with one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities and ultimately, pursue a career in industry? This role is employed by Leeds University based at ilke Homes in Knaresborough.

Leeds University have an opportunity for you to ‘fast track’ your career into business by leading a high profile and strategically important project to a successful conclusion. Through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), you will be working in partnership with Ilke Homes Limited and the School of Civil Engineering. You should be seeking a career which allows you to utilise your academic achievements in an industrial setting.

Ilke Homes factory builds and delivers to site complete, easily installed homes using a precision-engineered, light gauge steel framed modular design. Their strategic goal is to develop an innovative, optimised structural system utilising novel techniques to significantly improve the performance, safety and cost of current modular design, contributing to easing the UK’s housing shortage.

The KTP will develop an understanding of advanced structural engineering design and testing expertise by considering the interaction of different materials and designs to the dynamic loads experienced by the structures. The test results from suggested design modifications, proposed by the detailed analytical evaluations, will inform Ilke Homes’ building designs both in the short and longer term.

You will be based at the company premises in Flaxby, North Yorkshire, but will be employed by the University of Leeds for the duration of the project, a fixed period of 36 months, also spending time at the University. Members of the University’s School of Civil Engineering will provide academic and technical support to you throughout the project.

You will have a training and development package worth £6,000, to be spent according to your needs and the project’s requirements, enabling you to work effectively on the KTP, and to plan for your future career. You will attend two weeks of residential KTP training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to complete the project successfully, for which time is allocated and funding provided.
In addition to the challenges of the post, you will be expected to work towards a chartered membership of an appropriate professional body.

For more information

Dr Ornella Iuorio

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2294

Email: [email protected]

To apply for this role, please follow the link below:

https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CSRIS1101