Design Manager

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North West - Greater Manchester Permanent September 28th 2020 £55,000 + full package BTC/FP/2809DM Brian Colton

Design Manager

£55,000 + Full Package

North West – Manchester/Cheshire

Our client, a reputable North West Top 10 Contractor with a turnover of £120m, are looking for a Design Manager to join their team based in and around the North West, working on various projects including, new build social housing, apartments and extra care.

As Design Manager you will be required to work as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the company. Delivering the highest levels of customer service to customers.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Relevant sector experience preferred.


  • Value Engineering and advising on alternative methods of construction.
  • Controlling design activity on Design & Build projects at pre construction and delivery.
  • Trouble shooting and advisory role at company level as well as hands on with key projects.
  • Managing Design output to agreed programmes on projects.
  • Providing professional advice with regard to design risk / opportunity, to the commercial, design, delivery and client teams.
  • Producing, agreeing and managing realistic design programs and information required schedule to satisfy design, procurement and construction requirements.

Experience & Attributes

  • The role suits someone who likes to be hands on, actively engaged in day to day design activities.
  • A qualified Architect or Engineer, with experience in either a Technical Department with a Main Contractor, or several years’ experience in a residential lead Architect.
  • Enthusiastic, and career minded, who has a cradle to grave understanding of projects.
  • Commercially astute with knowledge of value engineering and buildability.
  • Strong people and team working skills with the ability to develop and build upon relationships with colleagues, suppliers, consultants & sub-contractors.
  • A career demonstrating progression and loyalty.
  • Experience of building projects valued £5m to £30M+.
  • BREEAM Experience.
  • Computer literate, proficient in AutoCAD, Revit or Sketch Up Microsoft project programming software, excel, word.
  • Excellent communication, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in education and modular construction methods preferred.