Design Manager

Location: Bristol, England Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance + Excellent Package!
Sector: Design Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Paul Napper

Design Manager

£50,000 - £65,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Excellent Package


My client which are a top tier main contractor are seeking the profiles of experienced Design Managers and be responsible for delivery on projects up to £50M.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Design Manager to join their team in Bristol working in a challenging design environment.

They provide great personal development investing in training, mentoring and recognition.

Projects include: high rise residential, new build schools, student, leisure, healthcare and commercial.

Design Manager Specification:

Design Manager Responsibilities:

  • Manage the design process of a project from tender through to completion
  • Work effectively as an essential participant of the tender and construction delivery team
  • Demonstrating effective leadership qualities to encourage effective design team and construction team co-ordination and collaborative working to deliver the Project goals.
  • Co-ordinate the whole design process, managing change, information approvals and working closely with the client, employer's representatives, design team and legislative bodies.
  • The candidate will normally be site based and work within a project team of up to 15 people, led by a project manager and responsible for leading the development of all design disciplines.
  • The role will operate out of our regional office in Bristol working on sites throughout the Western region.
  • Organising and chairing design co-ordination and design progress meetings with the design team
  • Ensuring that design risk assessments are produced
  • Understanding the project requirements including Client brief and Employer Requirements.
  • Identifying how to improve safety, quality, reduce defects, and provide best value compliant solutions.
  • Reporting to the Project Manager
  • Assist with bid writing, review and preparation of tender presentations and submission.
  • Identifying, managing and mitigating design risk as part of the team.
  • Arrange design audits/compliance checks if required.
  • Ensuring designs are developed in line with the commercial objectives and contract requirements.
  • Preparing and reach agreement to the Design Management Plan and BIM Execution Plan.
  • Managing the document control process.
  • Responsibility for the management of the design through preconstruction and construction stages

Design Manager Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Learn, improve and share knowledge and experience.
  • A good commercial understanding of contracts, procurement routes and risk management.
  • Good collaborative planning skills.
  • Understanding of 3D design and BIM
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A wide and varied experience of the construction process through concept and detailed design to practical construction stage and delivery.
  • Degree qualification or equivalent and CIOB or equivalent is preferable.
  • Experience of consistent design and quality requirements with buildability

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