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United Kingdom

Technical Manager

United Kingdom

£55,000 - £80,000 per annum


Job Description

Optera have an opportunity available for a Technical Manager to join their team based in Stretton-on-Dunsmore. It is a full time, permanent role, which may include working away from home for site visits and in return receive a salary of £55,000 - £80,000, plus benefits. Our ideal candidate will have a wealth of experience of dealing with the insurance market and a civil engineering or construction background.

About the role:

Based in the UK, you will be mobile and out on site 3-4 days per week with overnight stays during the week, depending on location.  We work nationwide, so there will be an element of travelling between sites.  You will be exercising your expertise in designing innovative schemes for insurance repairs on behalf of our clients.

What will I be doing?

Reporting to the Technical Director, your typical duties will include:

  • Surveying property and ascertaining the extent of repairs required.

  • Building long term relationships with our client’s technical leads.

  • Suggesting innovative repair design scheme and working with engineers to prove designs.

  • Clearly explain to client’s the value proposition of the scheme, with reference to the savings based on alternative schemes.

  • Preparing scheme paperwork for clients in line with specifications and obtaining designs as required.

  • Liaising with clients to obtain authorisation to commence works.

  • Handing over works at PCM to a Contracts Manager to run to completion.

  • Site visits during the construction phase, if required.

  • Revision of schemes where site conditions differ from those anticipated.

  • Preparation of variations orders where necessary and liaison with clients where works differ from those specified for reasons unforeseen.

  • Ensure sufficient quotes and authorisations are produced to hit agreed MI/KPI targets.

Could this be for you?

In order to be considered for this role, you must:

  • Have experience within the insurance sector and knowledge of the insurance marketplace.

  • Have extensive knowledge in insurance repairs, be able to provide a range of designs for insurance repairs and understand how best to repair for our clients.

  • Have experience working in the civil or structural engineering industry.

  • Have achieved a level of higher education in civil engineering or construction.

  • Be able to work independently and use initiative whilst also working under supervision.

  • Have a professional construction industry qualification.

  • Have an understanding of the constraints of working in an SME.

  • Strong IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

  • Full Driving Licence.


For an informal discussion please contact Angela Roberts on 01926 853388 or email

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