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NetZero Careers

Design Coordinator

Through forward thinking, innovative technology and energy efficient, off-site manufactured buildings, we are transforming the speed, cost and environmental impact of new buildings.

We create award winning energy efficient, modern purpose-built net zero carbon buildings mainly focused in the education sector but with plans to expand our business activity into the residential and primary health markets.

We are a market leader in sustainable buildings and have become a prominent voice in the transition to the net zero building. We are committed to continually developing new buildings that meet the needs of our customers through being high quality, delivered faster with a lower cost than through traditional construction methods, whilst being kinder to the environment. Our buildings typically feature airtight, thermally efficient envelopes, heat recovery ventilation, integrated solar roofs and smart controls. They are designed to generate more power than they use. This approach significantly reduces ongoing energy bills for our customers and eliminates the carbon emissions associated with producing the energy that less intelligent buildings consume to operate.

Since 2012 we have designed and built over 75 schemes throughout the UK with an average EPC rating of A+ across our projects. We believe NetZero has delivered the highest number of A+ EPC rated school buildings in the UK. NetZero has won many awards over the last 4 years including Greenbuild Awards, Building Technology of the Year, Public Building Energy Project of the Year, Public Sector Energy Champion for Schools, School Building of the Year and most recently the Department for Education’s Environmental Award

Our business is rapidly growing and we are putting in place a team who have the skills, experience and determination to successfully deliver our record breaking pipeline.  

Job Title: Design Coordinator

Location: Newmarket

Reports to: Design Team Manager

Hours of work: Mon-Fri 37.5 hours

Salary range:  £30,000 - £45,000

Primary Responsibilities

Working as part of our design team, under the leadership of the Design Team Manager, the Design Coordinator will work closely with our design team and BIM managers to perform a variety of tasks, predominantly in the pre-construction phase of projects, helping to ensure the clients’ requirements and specific Employers’ requirements are interpreted correctly and that the schemes produced reflect both the clients’ needs and the company’s proprietary build system and environmental technologies. The Design Coordinator will also ensure that projects are delivered to meet programme and budget requirements.

  • Review design information and comment in relation to technical compliance
  • Liaise with estimating department members to ensure understanding of client's requirements and to review solutions
  • Ensure all proposals are complete and manage the production accordingly
  • Ensure all M&E Designs are reviewed prior to construction
  • Monitor external design consultant's performance
  • Attend design and client meetings when necessary
  • Oversee the development of production information across all consultants and sub-contractors to ensure the information is fully coordinated and completed to meet the Employers requirements, programme and budget requirements. Ensure timely, presentable, consistent and a high level of quality design information.
  • Ensure the design meets off site manufacturing design requirements
  • Have a good working knowledge of building standards and ensure the design meets all regulations and statutory requirements including (but not limited to) Planning approvals, Building Regulations and Building Bulletins for DFE school designs.
  • Monitoring designs for Health and Safety and contributing to risk assessments.
  • Preparing design status reports and chair design team meetings.
  • Ensuring the information management process is met and meets our internal ISO

This is an outline description of the key responsibilities and accountabilities involved in the job. This is not an exhaustive list and the post-holder might be expected to undertake any other duties across the wider organisation, commensurate with level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training.

General Duties

Diversity and Promoting Dignity at Work

NetZero Buildings recognises the contribution of all employees to deliver our Business. We expect staff to value and respect diversity and to respond to the differing and diverse needs of others. We aim to have an environment free of bullying or harassment which would create an intimidating and unpleasant atmosphere impacting on staff wellbeing.

All forms of bullying and harassment are unacceptable and will not be tolerated

Professional and Personal Development

All staff will have a formal appraisal with their manager, on an annual basis. Once performance/training objectives have been set, the individuals progress will be reviewed on a regular basis so that new objectives can be agreed and set, in order to maintain progress.

Those with management/supervisory responsibility are required to ensure that their direct reports have an appraisal.

Health and Safety

All staff have a responsibility to maintain health and safety of self and others within the performance of duties in accordance with NZB health and safety policies, and to undertake specific health and safety responsibilities as directed. All staff have a responsibility to adhere to the Risk Management Policies & Procedures.

All staff are required to contribute to the control of risk, and must report immediately any incident, accident or near miss to the NetZero Buildings Health and Safety Manager.

All staff are required to adhere to NetZero Buildings 5 point PPE standards.

Working on Non-NetZero Buildings Premises

All staff when working on non-NZB premises are bound by NZB policies and procedures.

Policies

To be familiar with and comply with all NZB policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

Person Specification

Qualifications Essential or Desirable
Degree in a relevant architectual/engineering/construction management background Essential
Experience Essential or Desirable
At least 3 years post graduate experience, in a practice or business operating in the Educational building Essential
Experience in the design of sustainable, carbon neutral, energy positive buildings Desirable
Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations Essential
Knowledge of Building Regulations,DFE output specifications and Building Bulletins Essential
Full working knowledge of BIM modelling software, ideally ArchiCAD or Revit Desirable
Experience within Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction Desirable
Personal skills/abilities Essential or Desirable
Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision Essential
With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions Essential
Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar Essential

Mandatory Training

Course Delivered Refresh Method
Corporate Induction Within 1st Month N/A Face to face
Equality and Diversity At Induction 2 years Face to face
Health and Safety Awareness At Induction 1 years E-Learning
Fire Safety At Induction 1 years E-Learning
Manual Handling At Induction 1 years E-Learning
Mental Health Awareness At Induction 2 years Face to face
Appraisal Training Within 3 months of starting N/A Face to face
Accident Reporting At induction Annually Face to face

Technical/Role Specific Competencies

Education Essential or Desirable
Proficient in Microsoft Office Essential

Behavioural Competencies

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Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

Treats everyone with respect and dignity. Openly and willingly listens to the views of others. Considers the impact of their own actions on others. Challenges inappropriate behaviour. Polite, patient and tolerant when dealing with others. Ensures processes and procedures are in place to promote fairness, inclusion and respect.

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Works Collaboratively

Demonstrates an interest in others and develops contacts outside of their own team. Shares own knowledge openly and freely. Proactively seeks information, resources and support from outside own team. Takes time to understand the work of other departments. Understands how actions may impact on others and actively seeks to engage with them. Listens to others and regularly checks their understanding.

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Drives for results

Ensures they are clear about what is expected of them. Organises and plans their work effectively and efficiently to deal with both the expected and unexpected. Alerts colleagues to potential problems in meeting deadlines and suggests solutions. Produces work of a consistently high standard, checks own work. Looks for solutions when encountering problems. Sees tasks through to completion.

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Building Capability

Takes responsibility for own development, reviews own performance and identifies development needs. Seeks to develop new skills and experiences. Learns from and acts on constructive feedback. Helps others by sharing own knowledge and experience. Makes effective use of the full range of development opportunities. Promotes and delivers development opportunities for staff. Ensure and promote the value of the appraisal process.

 

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Innovation, change and agility

Is not afraid to constructively question or challenge. Demonstrates enthusiasm for change and a willingness to get involved. Readily exchanges information with others across the business. Readily contributes ideas or suggestions for improvement. Is open to new ideas and asks questions to confirm understanding. Willingly adopts own working practices to support changes.

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Communication with impact

Conveys information clearly and concisely in an appropriate format. Speaks clearly and effectively to different audiences. Conveys energy and enthusiasm about their work. Asks open questions to appreciate others points of view. Confidently handles challenging conversations. Quickly puts others at ease and builds rapport.

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Customer Focus

Proactively keeps customers informed with timely and appropriate feedback. Identifies and clarifies individual customer needs. Is honest and realistic with customers. Do not over promise. Treat all customers with courtesy and respect. Resolves customer enquiries promptly only referring to others when genuinely appropriate. Apologises when services or products do not meet requirements.

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Effective Decision Making 

Makes effective decisions following appropriate criteria. Ask questions when unsure of correct approach. Investigates and responds to gaps in information. Undertakes appropriate analysis to support decisions or recommendations. Understands where to go and who to involve if further information is required. Thinks through implications of own decisions.

How we recruit

If you have seen a vacancy you would like to be apply for please complete the following application for and equal opportunities monitoring form and return to [email protected]

Equality and Diversity Application Form

The qualifications listed in the job description are there to help you select the role that best fits your background and aspirations, so pay close attention and outline how you meet these requirements.

You will have an initial remote interview with either the recruiting manager, a nominated representative or HR. This is expected to last approx. 30 minutes to seek clarification on the application is required and provide information about the role.

If you progress through the remote interview you will be invited to a face to face interview with the recruiting manager and HR. You will be given to opportunity to meet colleagues and if a practical element of assessment is included you will be made aware of this at invite. Throughout the interview process, feel free to ask your interviewers for clarification. Ask questions—about the work, about the team, about the culture.

After your interviews are done, the panel review your application, interview feedback and scores, any work samples you submitted and any practical assessment undertaken. Once the recommendation for hire is complete this is finally approved by the relevant Director to provide another layer of objectivity and review.