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Design Manager

  • £90,000
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • London

About the Role:

Our client is looking for an experienced Design Manager to support the design team out of Hayes. The role is predominately site-based however during Tenders the ability to travel to the Hayes office on occasion will be required.

The ideal candidate will have experience in delivering projects between £15M and £75M across the commercial, retail, and accommodation (Medium Rise Residential, Hotel, Student Accommodation, Care Home etc) sectors often in challenging city environments. You will be involved with a wide range of projects across all stages of pre-construction and project delivery.

Role Overview:

  • To manage the whole process of designing the solution(s) for projects to meet or exceed customers’ requirements and framework deliverables.
  • To recognise Contractual Financial, Technical and Operational Risks and to find opportunities for Value Engineering, to minimise risk and maximise gross profit on contracts whilst achieving Customer Satisfaction.
  • To support the fulfilment of the pipeline of contracts Safely, On Time, and to the required Quality
  • Lead the Appointment of Design and associated Consultants, ensuring Contractual Requirements are captured, along with the deliverables being clearly defined using such tools as the IRS, MIDP/Design Responsibility Matrix, Deliverables and Scope of Services
  • Review and appraise fee proposals from the Consultants. Manage & monitor the performance of Consultants encouraging a “Collaborative” approach to deliver robust, coordinated designs on time and to budget. Lead the KPI assessment of each and the production of progress Reports as required.
  • Support and manage the development of CDP Packages to ensure compliance and that they are fully co-ordinate.
  • Assess the Consultants in line with CDM 2015 requirements and ensure all obligations are met. Designs should fully consider Health, Safety and Buildability
  • To manage and take ownership of all Design Processes and information flow on Design and Build and heavily CDP contracts to meet the Employer’s Requirements, Contractor’s Proposals, and Contract Conditions within the agreed Programme constraints using our CDE. Assess, evaluate, and ensure alignment of Design outputs to each of the relevant RIBA Stages.
  • The candidate will ideally have sufficient knowledge of BIM to support the development of a BIM Strategy in line with the Client’s requirement with support from consultants and Group BIM resource.

Their business is primarily focused on the private sector with repeat business clients a feature of their success. The candidate will be required to support tenders in both single and two stage-managing the design input, identifying risks and opportunities attending interviews, interacting with subcontractors and consultants as part of the bid team will be required to help secure work as part of a bid team.

About the Company:

My client is one of the UK’s most formidable construction businesses with an enviable track record of delivering schemes that strive to provide positive, lasting change for the communities we work in. With an impressive order book of over £3.2 billion, they are one of the industry’s leading principal contractors, affording you the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most exciting projects offering you stability as well as the chance to stretch your capabilities and realise long-held career goals. You will be joining diverse teams working at a high professional level with exceptional levels of commitment.

About the benefits/rewards:

The salary will be dependent on the level of exposure to the industry and experience on related projects. The company offers excellent opportunities and offers a basic salary of up to £90k. The package will also include various benefits including Car (EV or PHEV) or car allowance, contributory pension, Private healthcare and EAP, Discretionary bonus, 28 days holiday plus bank holidays and option to buy more when needed, An enviable dedicated L&D function where personal development is actively encouraged, and they will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.