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The role of a Design Executive at Taylor Wimpey is pivotal to the success of every home and community we build. As a Design and Planning Executive, you will be entrusted with the crucial responsibility of designing the communities that our customers call home. This encompasses the creation of houses, open spaces, and social areas that foster vibrant living environments.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Taylor Wimpey Trainee Programme and train to become a qualified Design Executive. This role is ideal for recent graduates who have earned their degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or a Planning-focused discipline and are eager to develop their professional experience.

Throughout your training, you will gain valuable experience in the following areas

Land assessment & site visits

  • Understand the principles of site Health & Safety (H&S) and enhance your knowledge with each site visit to improve quality assurance.
  • Review information from Strategic Land to assess potential risks and impacts on layout design.
  • Evaluate technical considerations, including constraints and opportunities, and their effects on design.
  • Learn about legal considerations, including Land Registry plans and site discrepancies.

Developing a site layout

  • Attend live project meetings on-site with the Project Architect and project team.
  • Shadow an Architect on new land designs and prepare preliminary sketches considering access, drainage, and services.
  • Understand the business needs, construction route, and exit strategy related to layout design.
  • Learn the value of plotting efficiency tools and design/plotting rules.
  • Participate in AutoCAD courses or internal training.

Planning applications

  • Collate information on representations and consultee feedback from planning portals.
  • Understand different types of planning applications (PPiP, AMSC, further applications, S42, etc.).
  • Attend planning committee and/or Local Council Committee meetings to observe viewpoints, opinions, and political elements in decision-making.

Site investigation

Instruct land assessments and understand the implications of reports on:

  • Archaeological Assessments
  • Ecological Assessments
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Strategy
  • Landscape Reports
  • Arboriculture

Health & safety

  • Understand NHBC conditions for sites.
  • Learn about key CDM roles and responsibilities and complete relevant questionnaires.
  • Gain an understanding of design principles/CDM and principles of prevention, as well as the interdependencies of different designs.
  • Understand initial Design Risk Reviews (DRR), secondary DRR, and OSFRA.

Ready to build a brighter future with Taylor Wimpey? Join us and unleash your potential as a Civil Engineer. Together, we can help you unlock your future.

What you will need

  • A 2:1 Degree in a Built Environment or Construction Related Course
  • A Driving License
  • A Willingness to travel around your area
  • Full indefinite UK working rights

What you will receive

  • £28,400 - £30,400 starting salary with pay increases as you reach milestones throughout your training.
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Full Benefits Package including private medical cover, retail discounts and much more!
  • 26 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage).

The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • Dvla

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role. If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.