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Technical Coordinator (Cairn Homes)

Posted :1 week ago
Job location
Dublin, Ireland
Job category
Job type
Full time
Job Descriptions

Key Responsibilities

  • Briefing and advising external consultants and specialist subcontractors with Cairn Preferred approaches and details, within set timescales and budgets.
  • Supporting the Technical Manager to coordinate overall management of Pre-Construction Design.
  • Role will focus on Houses and Duplexes but will also support on low to mid rise apartment blocks.
  • Organising Design Team Meetings/Workshops and recording minutes.
  • Organising briefing sessions and workshops and presenting to various internal Cairn Teams for input and coordinating their approvals.
  • Chairing Design Workshops – champion Cairn product quality and legacy, focusing on delivering design excellence across the scheme.
  • Managing Cairn Design Guidance information and issuing out example design packages to consultants.
  • Ensuring Quality and the Customer is integral through the detailed design process, delivering quality across schemes through accurate design, suitable product specification and driving design compliance.
  • Developing a series of Design Guidance Drawings and information booklets to brief design teams.
  • Liaising with the in-house design and planning teams to give technical guidance on building and detailing methods.
  • Keeping abreast of new innovative products, practices and build methods.
  • Responsibility for communicating Cairn Design Management Strategy and Toolbox to all Design Team Members.
  • Coordinate technical information from grant or lodgement of planning permission to construction start on site.
  • Resolve day to day problems as they arise by preparing solutions and, where appropriate liaising with the technical manager and project manager for approval.

The Candidate

  • Degree / Higher Diploma qualification in Architecture or Architectural Technology. 3+Years. experience in residential architecture. Residential developer an advantage.
  • Knowledge & skillset in the key principles of design detailing & construction methods
  • Knowledge and experience of Timber Frame Design and Construction desirable but not essential.
  • Appreciation of the benefits and drivers of customer lead housing.
  • Experience and aptitude for researching and implementing new building technologies;
  • Light Gauge Steel, Bathroom Pods + Pre-Cast Concrete. Off Site Construction.
  • Proficient in CAD and sketch design.
  • Excellent working knowledge of latest Building Regulations and certification standards.
  • Commercially astute with an ability to make value-add contributions through the design development process.
  • To have good spoken and written communication skills
  • To be methodical, pay attention to detail and be accurate with ability to take a practical approach to problem solving.
  • To be good at working with people at all levels and willing to work in a team.
  • To be self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative, and to be able to achieve time and quality targets.
  • To be flexible, agile and to take responsibility for completing designated tasks and report back to Technical Manager.
  • Willingness to travel between sites across greater Dublin and a full driving licence.


Working with Cairn:

At Cairn, we believe it is essential that our employees feel valued and appreciated. We therefore offer above industry average remuneration packages with a comprehensive benefits portfolio that’s ready to support you for whatever life brings.

We are delighted to offer a suite of benefits when you join Cairn which include

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance related bonus
  • Pension scheme with matching contributions
  • Full health insurance with Irish Life health
  • Annual salary review
  • Continuous Professional development (CPD) programme & funding
  • Paid maternity & paternity leave
  • Free Cairn annual leave days
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme with VHI
  • Tax saver - travel and bike to work
  • Culture Committee
  • Talent Development Programmes
  • Approved Profit Sharing Scheme (APSS)
  • Company vehicle (role dependent)


Bachelors in Architecture

  • 3+ years