Design Manager

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Design Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Jodie Stevens

Design Manager

Design Manager needed for a leading construction organisation based in Newcastle who are looking to employ an experienced Design Manager to manage and co-ordinate the design of construction (non-civil) projects from tender stage right through to the completion of the construction stage design information.

The successful Design Manager will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Pension Plan
  • Career Progression
  • Flexibility in location of position between Stockton, Newcastle or Castleford

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Design Manager will include:

  • Manage the design team as well as the design portion subcontractors throughout both the tender and construction periods, allowing the team to deliver high quality solutions in a timely fashion
  • Attend and chair design team meetings and workshops, as appropriate, to manage the design development process
  • Produce, review and update the design programme, information release schedule, risk register and technical query schedules as per company standards
  • Using and coordinating 4 projects and/or other internet-based document storage solutions
  • Thoroughly appraising tender documentation to identify design risks and opportunities and developing solutions accordingly
  • Vetting and appointing the design team: Ensuring terms and conditions of appointment/novation are acceptable, lead designer role is defined and all appropriate services are included
  • Work alongside the preconstruction and project teams to ensure design portion subcontract enquiries are robust and responses provide a value for money compliant solution
  • Review the design on an ongoing basis, identifying potential interface, buildability and co-ordination issues, resolving them with the design team and specialist subcontractors
  • Developing innovative design solutions with the design team and supply chain, including the production of high-quality value engineering solutions
  • Managing the relationship with the client, subcontractors and professional team to resolve any design queries and deliver high quality design solutions in a timely fashion
  • Assisting with bidding management activities including: writing design management based technical responses for the tender submission; coordinating the production of design information to be included in the tender submission; attend post tender interviews as part of the project team including the development of all necessary supporting documentation; developing a design programme and IRS schedule for inclusion within the overall tender programme; development of risk and VE schedules that can then be robustly costed

What you need to be the successful Design Manager:

In order to be the successful Design Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Good technical knowledge of architectural, structural, civil and building services design solutions
  • Experience of developing a broad range of substructure design and structural frame solutions
  • Good knowledge of current CDM and Building Regulations
  • Construction based HNC (or equivalent level of technical knowledge)
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Experience of Powerproject, Teamplan or similar
  • Experience of managing document management systems
  • BIM Literate
  • Ability to communicate with a range of people both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to plan, organise and project manage
  • Analytical problem solver
  • Client and customer focused in order to build productive relationships
  • Ability to make reasoned and informed judgements and decisions
  • Ability to work independently and also in a team environment
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Valid driving license

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Design Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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