NHBC House-Building Standards Manager

  • NHBC
  • 15 Apr, 2018
Full time Building Inspector Building Control Building Surveyor Construction Management Structural Engineers

Job Description

NHBC has a unique opportunity available for an NHBC House-Building Standards Manager to join the team based in Milton Keynes. The role is a permanent and full time position offering a salary of £41,000 - £48,500 per annum.

Looking to take your career in the house-building industry to the next level?

As our NHBC House-Building Standards Manager you will work within the Standards and Technical team. Operating at a senior level within the house-building industry, this important and influential role offers the chance for the right person to build on their solid reputation, and develop new skills and knowledge.

Working alongside the Standards and Technical Manager, the NHBC House-Building Standards Manager will be responsible for:

- The development and promotion of NHBC’s technical policy (including delivery of NHBC Standards and supporting guidance).

- Managing a team of Technical Officers and the delivery of the technical enquiries service.

- Organising and managing the technical committees involved in the development of the NHBC Standards.

- Fostering strong relationships at a senior level with house-builders, trade associations and other industry bodies.

What will you be doing as our NHBC House-Building Standards Manager?

- Develop, maintain and update the NHBC Standards, ensuring that they are accurate, current and relevant.

- Identify technical issues relevant to the house-building industry and NHBC and look for solutions through the development of technical guidance. 

- Develop and publish internal and external technical information, guidance and communications in support of the consistent interpretation of the NHBC Standards.

- Promote and communicate changes to NHBC’s technical policy through direct contact with customers.

- Ensure the efficient and professional delivery of the technical enquiries service.

- Recruit, motivate and manage a high calibre professional team (typically 5 direct line reports).

- Manage the resolution of Standards-related issues and enquiries.

- Represent NHBC on external technical and regulatory groups and panels such as BSI committees, trade association technical committees etc.

- Provide the secretariat for committees including: Standards Review Group, Technical Subcommittees (Scotland and Northern Ireland) and technical working groups.

What do we look for in an NHBC House-Building Standards Manager?


- A well-rounded knowledge of current house-building methods and technologies.

- A good understanding of areas of technical risk.

- Experience in line management responsibility, with a track record of developing people and processes.

- Credible ambassador with strong advocacy skills and the ability to deliver NHBC’s message, even in challenging situations.

- A customer-facing approach that finds solutions.

- Strong networking skills, both internal and external.

- Excellent communication skills across a variety of platforms, including the ability to draft articles to publication standard.

- The ability to prioritise and deliver projects on time.

- Flexibility to travel throughout the UK and Europe, often at short notice, including short term stays away from home.


- A degree level qualification and/or corporate membership of a relevant professional body.

- The ability to implement IT solutions to improve work processes.

- Knowledge and experience of technical research.

Benefits of becoming our NHBC House-Building Standards Manager

- A basic salary £41,000 - £48,500 depending on skills & experience.

- 10% bonus.

- Company car (Grade 4)

- 26 days pa annual leave with additional days for long service.

- Pension scheme accredited to Pension Mark Plus standards (up to 10.5% of salary employer contribution) with life assurance of 4 x salary. 

- Funded private medical insurance.

- Tax efficient childcare vouchers and cycle purchase scheme.

- High street discounts and preferential gym rates.

- Employee assistance programme.

Relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate.

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as NHBC House-Building Standards Manager then please click ‘apply’ now! We’d love to hear from you!

NHBC is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities. We are a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and the Women in Finance Charter. We value diversity, understand our inclusive culture helps our business maintain its competitive advantage and aim to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to complement our team.

Job Function

Civil & Structural Engineering, Building-Construction Inspection


£41,000 - £48,500 + Car + Bonus + Bens