Careers

We are an equal opportunities employer. This belief and approach applies to all aspects of employment including recruitment and selection, opportunities for training, development and promotion and our terms and conditions of engagement.

A highly competent, enthusiastic and ambitious workforce is the foundation upon which a successful business is built and as an employer Hill has always valued its people and encouraged them to achieve their full potential.

As well as highly competitive salaries, we also offer our staff many different benefits and rewards:

  • 26 days leave
  • Employees can select to either buy or sell up to four days holiday in any one holiday year
  • Employees are automatically included in the company pension scheme, which is non-contributory
  • All employees are covered by a Life Assurance Scheme up to the age of 65, the equivalent to three times basic salary will be paid to their next of kin
  • Employees are eligible upon satisfactory completion of their probationary period to join the company private medical insurance scheme
  • Eye care – If required for the purposes of VDU use or driving, a voucher will be provided to cover the cost of your eyesight test every two years and we will contribute £75 towards the cost of new glasses
  • We provide childcare vouchers via salary sacrifice, the employee will save Income Tax and National Insurance
  • Company Car /Car Allowance for many roles. We will make an incentive payment of £50 per month to those employees who opt for a low CO2 emission (below 100mg) Hybrid or Electric cars
  • We encourage our employees to participate in the Cycle to Work scheme

Keep up-to-date with career news and company updates on our LinkedIn page.

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Current Vacancies

Technical Designer – Cambridge

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To work as integral member of the Hill in-house Design Team
  • Manage individual projects through Working Drawings Stages (alongside external development partners where required) to achieve agreed programme dates and meet required design and specification levels
  • Preparation of Employers Requirements and Specifications to suit project sales and development aspirations
  • Provide Detailed Design Audits on planning schemes (prepared both in-house and externally)
  • Assist in the preparation of Standard Specifications and library of standard design and construction details
  • Responsibility for ensuring that Working Drawings comply with design intent of the agreed contract drawings and meet the requirements of the Sales Team
  • Provide Design Detailing support on individual projects
  • Ensure that Hill procedures are followed and ensure that all information produced is in line with Hill agreed protocols
  • Champion high quality design on all projects
  • Liaise with external consultants, stakeholders and development partners positively to maintain and enhance the Company’s reputation as a quality housebuilder
  • Direct junior members of staff on individual projects

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

The candidate should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of building processes and Building Regulations, and have a strong interest in architecture and design, they should have planning design experience and a working knowledge of the planning process. They should have experience of running Design Team Meetings and coordinating consultants through the detailed design/working drawings stages.

Knowledge of Building Information Modelling processes (BIM) and experience of using Revit is beneficial for this role.

The candidate should hold a an architectural degree or equivalent qualification and be able to clearly demonstrate experience of working within this field with a portfolio of work.

Knowledge of the following software is required;

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Revit Architecture (preferred)
  • AutoCAD/Auto CAD LT
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign (Optional)
  • 3DS Max (Optional)

 

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Senior Architect – Cambridge

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To work as an integral member of the Hill in-house design team
  • Responsible for the preparation of feasibility scheme designs, and detailed designs for planning applications. Additionally responsible for ensuring that these are produces and agreed to appropriate design standards, achieve required programmes and are in line with Development Team and Sales Team requirements.
  • Utilise both internal design team capabilities and external consultants on individual projects
  • Critique design schemes prepared by external consultants to ensure that agreed design and planning standards are met and that development potential is maximised
  • Compile planning and design briefs for individual projects to ensure that agreed design standards are achieved, and that Sales and Development requirements are met
  • Manage Planning Applications to achieve agreed programmes and maximise both the opportunity of planning success and to maximise development potential
  • Manage and advise junior members of the Design Team
  • Liaise and negotiate with Local Authorities to maximise development potential of individual schemes.
  • Provide Design Detailing support on individual projects
  • Ensure that Hill procedures are followed and ensure that all information produced is in line with Hill agreed protocols
  • Champion high quality design on all projects
  • Liaise with external consultants, stakeholders and development partners positively to maintain and enhance the Company’s reputation as a quality housebuilder
  • Direct junior members of staff on individual projects

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

The candidate should come from a residential architectural background and be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of planning and design processes, of the Building Regulations, and must have a strong interest in architecture and design.

They should have experience of running Design Team Meetings and managing consultants and other design team members through Feasibility, Scheme Design and Detailed Design stages, and of coordinating and structuring planning applications to meet agreed timescales. Experience of working alongside Joint Venture Partners through these processes would be beneficial.

An ability to carry out design audits on schemes prepared by external consultants, to offer betterments and improve design is essential.

Knowledge of Building Information Modelling processes (BIM) and experience of using Revit is beneficial for this role.

The candidate should be a qualified architect, have at least 10 years post qualification experience and be able to clearly demonstrate experience of working within the residential sector with a portfolio of work.

Knowledge of the following software is required;

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Revit Architecture (preferred)
  • AutoCAD/Auto CAD LT
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign (Optional)
  • 3DS Max (Optional)

Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK

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Technical Co-Ordintaor – Harrow

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and concluded project / phase specific consultants appointment documents including the scope of works / schedule of services.
  • Deliver trade design packages on time and accurately.
  • Monitor and report current position against agreed design programme.
  • Organise and control the design development of the project in accordance with the ER’s, specification and the construction programme. Review and comment on the design and deal with all obstacles efficiently and appropriately.
  • Control the design development and implement policies and objectives effectively as advised by the Senior Technical Coordinator.
  • Ensure that the design team are working in accordance with Hill tender control document assumptions.
  • Maximise profit by keeping all costs under control and exploring value engineering options.
  • Actively review and critique drawing information during design development.
  • Ensure smooth transition from the Pre-Planning Design Team into the detailed Design development.
  • Actively take part in regular design team and site meetings to progress site delivery.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Degree qualified with BSc Hons in Construction Management/Architectural Technology or a similar industry related qualification.
  • Recent experience of working on mixed used schemes incorporating both residential and affordable housing ideally on projects £10m+ incorporating RC Frame.
  • Recent experience of working on centralised heating systems.
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and be able to demonstrate ability to co-ordinate the design process.

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK

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Contract Surveyor – Harrow

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver subcontract procurement to a programme ensuring timely placed orders. Identify risks, gains, areas of design input or potential value engineering. Establish and monitor subcontract resources. Produce sub-contractor buying analyses together with detailed back-up information identifying the package summary for approval by the Senior Surveyor and then the Commercial Manager/Project Director/Regional Director, prior to order being placed.
  • The production of timely CVCs ensuring preliminary and material costs/forecasts are managed. Preparation of CVC’s to be reviewed with Technical, Production and Purchasing disciplines. CVC’s prepared for review by the Senior Surveyor and then the Commercial Manager/Project Director/Regional Director approval. Produce accurate stock takes during CVC reporting period of materials on site and their values.
  • Produce comprehensive subcontract orders, manage their return and completion with accurate records taken.
  • Administer Subcontractors accounts, in accordance with the subcontracts, including valuing, re-measuring and certifying timely payments.
  • Attend and actively partake in Design meetings, Client meetings and Internal Team meetings, and actively drive to pursue Value Engineering options.
  • Agreement of contract variations, communication of their outcome, implications and the preparation of forecast final accounts.
  • Maintain cash management of projects, by minimising costs and maximising value through proactive analysis and facilitation of works packages.
  • Management of the contract finishes schedule, review and evaluation of specification costs and alternatives. Work towards closing out an accurate value engineered finishes specification delivered within the works on site.
  • Experience required in the delivery of residential schemes where Hill Residential is involved. Providing cost information to support specification decision making, sales and marketing costs and customer preferences.
  • Control and accurately report cost together with future financial projections.
  • Work in partnership with all departments, assist in driving communications & problem solving.
  • Support any Senior QS and/or Assistant Surveyors on site throughout all aspect of their duties.
  • Provide support to trainee surveyors working full time within the commercial department or on rotation.

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

Candidates shall be either degree qualified or hold a similar relevant qualification, such as HNC and MCIOB. It is anticipated that candidates will have a strong commercial background, which has been predominantly gained from time spent working with a reputable contractor or residential developer.

Residential experience is necessary to fulfil this role, the candidate will be exposed to sales & marketing costs, specification decision making, value engineering and will need a perspective suitable to review the delivery of a value for money privately sold scheme vs the entire preliminary/build/sales/marketing costs and of its timely handover to an external customer.

Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK.

 

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IT Tehcincal Analyst – Waltham Abbey

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The main objective of this role is to assist the current IT department in supporting a Network of 480+ users over 5 Main Office and 45 Project sites.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Resolving issues at first call where possible
  • Logging calls and performing diagnostics
  • Able to take the initiative and resolve many problems on your own
  • Escalating problems to senior members where appropriate
  • Appropriate judgment on what to escalate
  • PC new-build for new and existing employees
  • Basic networking skills
  • MS Active Directory 2008 & Exchange 2010 administration.
  • Creation and maintenance of IT documentation
  • Assist in design, setup & installation of IT systems on remote project site.
  • Assisting in a number of new projects for the Group
  • Liaise with ISP & BT for new connections and faults
  • Researching new ideas / technology for improvements to the business

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year’s experience in first line network / desktop support. They should also be knowledgeable in Window’s 7, Windows 10, Microsoft Server 2008R2, Active Directory, and Basic Network support.

The individual should be an excellent team player with the ability to contribute new ideas to improve the IT system across the group. They will also learn a number of new skills in this role ranging from firewall setups for project sites, VLANs, Microsoft Hyper-V and a number of other IT skills.

Own transportation and a clean driving licence are a must, (mileage will be paid for) as they will have to visit the Main Offices and Project sites when required.

Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK.

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Site Manager – Mosaics, Oxford

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced Site Manager to come and hit the ground running at our prestigious Barton Park development in Oxford. They will ideally come from a high end, traditional build background.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure all health & safety/ISO procedures are followed
  • To work closely with subcontractors and maintain quality control
  • To work closely with all members of the site delivery team and proactively drive communication and problem solving.
  • To organise & control the construction of development in accordance with the specification provided.
  • To ensure construction complies with NHBC and all other statutory authorities.
  • To establish good working relationships with utility companies to ensure timely connections
  • Prepare material take offs and schedule
  • Work closely with the site appointed logistics manager to adhere to all the site wide rules that are implemented.
  • To assist and integrate new Hill employees and promote TEAM working
  • Handover completed scheme to client on time, to agreed quality standard and budget

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

Likely to come from a Contracting background and be familiar and competent dealing with high end technically complex designs.

  • Self-motivation, drive and a passion to succeed whilst being able to balance decisions giving guidance and support to other members of the production team
  • Experience in traditional RC frame construction, brickwork and cladding
  • Previous experience of working within a large team on site and managing Assistants and Trainees
  • Recent experience of working on mixed use schemes incorporating mainly residential and affordable housing ideally on projects £10m+
  • A proven track record of quality delivery on time is paramount
  • IT literate

PLEASE ONLY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF THE HAVE A RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK

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Project Manager – Athena, Cambridge (Start Feb 2018)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote health, safety and environmental issues on all sites to ensure the highest standards are achieved and maintained
  • To oversee the production on site, via Site Managers, Assistant Site Managers and Trainee Site Managers, to deliver projects on time and accurately report current position on programmes
  • To deliver the Sales centre and Marketing Suite on time and budget
  • Ensure sales presentation is maintained at all times in conjunction with HRL sales teams and strategy
  • To work closely with all members of the site delivery team and proactively drive communication and problem solving
  • Positively liaise and communicate with estimating, surveying, purchasing, design, resident liaison and accounts staff allocated to the project by the company to ensure their positive contribution to the project
  • To deliver project on time and accurately report current position on programme
  • Work to pre-determined time targets on the Contract Programme to the agreed quality standard and budget
  • Management of the supply chain including regular effective sub-contractor meetings and recording/distributing minutes of the meeting
  • To ensure construction complies with NHBC and all other statutory authorities
  • Client relationship to be managed in professional manner
  • To organise & control the construction of development in accordance with the specification provided
  • Prepare accurate and professional reports for both internal and external clients
  • To be the Ambassador of Quality for the Project.
  • Maintain the high presentational standards set by Hill
  • To motivate, control/set targets, and appraise performance to ensure all personnel are working individually and as a team to effectively achieve the build programme
  • Develop team members to perform and deliver to high standards
  • To assist and integrate new Hill employees and promote TEAM working
  • To ensure that all decisions are made considering H&S, Programme, Cost and Quality
  • Prepare material take offs and schedule
  • To engage with Technical Team to ensure buildability and efficiencies are developed within the design and that programme is maintained

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

  • HNC or Degree Qualified
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • SMSTS
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Scaffold Inspection Certificate
  • Proficient in ASTA Power Projects
  • Supervisor / Appointed Person Crane (Qualified)
  • Experience in RC frame, Steel frame and Timber frame construction
  • Experience of lifting operations
  • Experience in managing Assistants & Trainees
  • Self-motivation, drive and passion to succeed are as important as is actual experience in the role, together with the management of a large team
  • A proven track record of quality delivery on time and to budget is paramount.
  • Recent experience of working on mixed used schemes incorporating mainly residential and affordable housing ideally on projects £10m+ incorporating RC Frame, traditional construction and Code for Sustainable Homes.
  • Recent experience of working on centralised heating systems
  • Recent experience and proven track record with Customer/Sales focus

Should your current position not be as a Project Manager then clear evidence through experience shall be required that you have the ability to expand into a bigger role.

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE VALID UK WORK PERMIT

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Legal Assistant – Waltham Abbey

Key Responsibilities:

This role will act as the Legal Assistant for Hill Residential,  responsible for the delivery of various legal aspects  of our house building division and supporting the Legal Director and Legal Manager. Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Title reviews
  • Checking reports from external solicitors
  • Settling section agreements and easements
  • Efficient management of land ownership records
  • Land transfer to management companies at the end of the development
  • Negotiate and dealing with ground rent sales
  • Assisting the Legal Manager in dealing with plot sale set ups and enquiries

Relevant Experience (including qualifications):

Knowledge and Experience

  • A qualified solicitor or legal executive
  • Property Law expertise to include:
    • Leasehold and Freehold transactions
    • Road and sewer agreements
    •  Easements/wayleaves
    • Planning agreements
  • Used to running their own files and cases.
  • Experience of plot sale conveyancing (new build properties)
  • Can develop our policies and procedures
  • Previous experience of record keeping and collation would be beneficial

Behaviour and Attitude

  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • A real team player
  • Prepared to be flexible and responsive
  • An excellent communicator/influencer – both written and verbal
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Resilient – able to work in a fast paced, changing environment

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Senior Technical Co-ordinator/Technical Co-ordinator (several opportunities in London)

Several opportunities working on projects in Wembley, Tower Hamlets, Hackney,  Waltham Forest and Barnet.  The role in Wembley will be site-based. The other roles can be site or office-based so there is some flexibility (although will be office-based until work commences on site next year).

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Prepare and conclude project/phase specific consultant appointment documents including the scope of works/schedule of services.
  • Deliver trade design packages on time and accurately.
  • Monitor and report current position against agreed design programme.
  • Organise and control the design development of the project in accordance with the ER’s, specification and the construction programme.
  • Review and comment on the design and deal with all obstacles efficiently and appropriately.
  • Control the design development and implement policies and objectives effectively as advised by the Technical Manager.
  • Ensure that the design team are working in accordance with Hill tender control document assumptions.
  • Maximise profit by keeping all costs under control and exploring value engineering options.
  • Actively review and critique drawing information during design development.
  • Ensure smooth transition from the pre-planning design team into the detailed design development.
  • Actively take part in regular design team and site meetings to progress site delivery.

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

  • Degree qualified with BSc Hons in Construction Management/Architectural Technology or a similar industry-related qualification.
  • Likely to be from a contractor background, but would consider developer or private practice.
  • RC frame experience is essential.
  • Recent experience of working on mixed-used schemes incorporating both residential and affordable housing.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to really hit the ground running.
  • Recent experience of working on centralised heating systems.
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and be able to demonstrate ability to co-ordinate and lead the design process unaided.
  • We are looking for someone who can demonstrate stability on their CV, but looking for their next exciting challenge

 

Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK

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