Design Manager


Location: Type: Date Posted: Salary: Job ID: Contact:
North West - All Permanent May 20th 2019 £55,000 (open to neg) plus full package, company car or car allowance, healthcare, pension plus flexible benefits APH/FP/2019/2005DM Pippa Holland

Design Manager

£55,000 (open to neg) plus full package, company car or car allowance, healthcare, pension plus flexible benefits

Liverpool – North West

Our Client, a well-established and reputable North West Main Contractor are looking to recruit a Design Manager to join their north west team. Working on projects ranging in value from £2million - £60million, they include - education, commercial, leisure, high rise residential, residential and healthcare.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and delivery of all projects by ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of require project outcomes by exceeding client expectations on programme, cost and quality
  • Day to day management of direct reports and providing the strategy / leadership to achieve the business / contract objectives
  • Ensure the Control Manager for the work orders (planned works) is fully aware of any impact on cost, quality and timely delivery of the design teams work
  • Ensure all project outcomes meet the customer expectations
  • Management of the design team
  • Manage risk, commercial issues and compliance processes and procedures in relation to Quality, H&S, Environmental Management and other policies
  • Create and manage a design library and tap into existing libraries
  • Identify skill specialism and shortages
  • Budgetary management of tender design fees and preparation of detailed design fee estimates
  • Establish and manage the documentation and deliverables completion processes.
  • Verify & control status of consultants and subcontractors drawings and specifications & maintain registers
  • Production of a Contractor’s Proposal document in liaison with other internal departments
  • Preparation of briefs for structural investigations, surveys and monitoring
  • Designer liaison including design review meetings, progress & performance reporting, and design change control
  • Review of designs on behalf of the contractor, including interrogating drawings and other technical documentation
  • Liaison with clients, approval bodies and other relevant third parties
  • Input to analytical & interpretative reports on technical and commercial factors
  • Leading evaluation of added value options and participation in value engineering meetings

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Holds the relevant qualifications (Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline)
  • Chartered or Incorporated of a relevant institution.
  • Experience and a proven track record of successful service/operational delivery and business operations
  • Demonstrable experience of management and leadership of a significant time period
  • Knowledge of full MS office suite including Project, Project Server and SharePoint
  • High degree of commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of operational/project delivery and site experience of major schemes
  • Understanding of the relevant engineering, service or technical disciplines
  • Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with all stakeholders
  • Effective at presentations and group meetings
  • Have vision, commitment and enthusiasm for change