Vacancy: Technical Manager required

24/04/2017 | Written by: Tom Farmer

Vacancy: Technical Manager required

We’ve created a new role and are looking for a pragmatic Technical Manager to join the team and contribute to the future success of UK brick manufacturing.

Working with industry experts you will represent the sector, servicing our members’ technical working groups and drafting British (and European) Standards, Codes and Building Regulations. By commissioning appropriate research and taking ownership of the technical accuracy of publications and industry reports, you will continue the Association’s reputation as the trusted authority on clay brick.

This is a diverse role that requires the ability to present at Board level, as well as engaging appropriately with professionals such as architects and engineers, and with young people and academics through educational services. You will work closely with our Marketing & Communications Manager to ensure the technical content of all communications activity is accurate, as well as monitoring closely industry developments and communicating them across the business.

We’re a small team that works closely together and at pace, to meet the needs of our members. In addition to a collaborative approach, you will enjoy a high degree of autonomy. You will report directly to the CEO and as a national body that represents 99% of the sector, this will afford you significant responsibility.

You are likely to have a background in architectural practice, education or engineering. In addition to gravitas, clear communication and exceptional attention to detail, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Proficiency in mainstream CAD and BIM software (e.g Revit, Autocad)
  • Sound knowledge of brickwork, related methods of construction and common issues, to the extent required to evaluate and respond to technical enquiries over the phone and by email, daily.
  • The ability to evaluate technological developments relevant to the industry, their associated challenges and likely adoption, and to align these with corporate goals.
  • A current network of industry contacts, particularly across RIBA.
  • Proficiency in the use of mainstream architectural software and other software used in technical drawings and illustrations for marketing material.

An ability to design, draw and co-ordinate both 2D and 3D technical brick details would also be an advantage.

Based in Store Street, Bloomsbury, we enjoy a central London location easily accessible by public transport and surrounded by the capital’s thriving retail and social scene. We will consider flexible working arrangements and you will be required to travel domestically and occasionally internationally.

In addition to a salary commensurate with experience, you will enjoy private medical and life insurance and access to a contributory pension scheme (after a qualifying period).

If you are excited by this new role we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion please contact Keith Aldis on 0207 323 7030. To apply please email your CV and a short covering letter to our Office Manager, Terri Dicker, at before 24th May 2017.

About us

The Brick Development Association represents the United Kingdom’s clay brick and paver manufacturers. Our role is to communicate the collective interests of our members and to ensure their products remain the material of choice in the UK’s built environment. We achieve this through a technical advisory service, CPD events, sector reports and technical publications.

2017 is an exciting time to join our team as the Brick Awards, now in its 41st year, continues to showcase exceptional brickwork, receiving over 300 entries and an audience of 600+ attendees, trade and national press continue to take notice. The imminent launch of our new website will also transform the quality and availability of our publications. To learn more about the association and our members visit