The Engineers work closely with the Land and Construction Teams in assessing the suitability of a potential site and managing the implications of any complications, once we start building. The Architects inform the design of the CALA product, ensuring we continue to innovate and lead in how we build.
To join the Technical Team as a Graduate, you should have a degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or Architectural Technology. You need excellent attention to detail and the interpersonal skills to confidently inform others in the business in your own area of expertise.
"The Graduate programme gave me the perfect step into the industry from University. A great opportunity for me to further my skills and integrate into the company smoothly with the other Graduates" - Fergus Rae, Technical Graduate (2015/16 programme)
A Day in the Life of Bruce Masson - Architectural Manager, CALA Homes (North)
8.30am – arrive at the office and grab a coffee before opening up emails & calendar with a view of prioritising day’s workload.
9.00am – 10.30am – Attend fortnightly internal land action meeting to discuss the various stages of future sites and prospective land bids coming up.
10.30am – 12.30am – Work on a revised proposal for a 119 plot development having recently met with the planner and discussed various changes required to enable a positive recommendation at planning committee.
12.30pm – 1.15pm – Lunch
1.15pm – 2.30pm – Meeting with external architects for a bespoke flatted development in the city centre, to ensure all information is being collated for tender issue and we are on track to meet our deadlines.
2.30pm – 3.00pm – Quick visit to one of our current high profile developments on route back to the office, to review and discuss some minor site design issues with the development Project Manager.
3.00pm – 4.00pm – Undertake a Technical Review with the Engineering Manager on a future site to establish site constraints and determine design parameters.
4.00pm – 5.30pm – General review of emails and messages received throughout day with a view of working through them whilst discussing various other architectural matters with colleagues.