​Design Manager

Location: Type: Date Posted: Salary: Job ID: Contact:
North West - All Permanent January 29th 2019 £55 - £60k dep on exp plus car allowance, pension, healthcare APH/FP/2019/2901DMC Pippa Holland

Design Manager


£55 - £60k dep on exp plus car allowance, pension, healthcare

Our Client, one of the leading privately owned construction contractors in the North West is looking for an experienced Design Manager to join the team based at a head office near Chorley.

The business is an exciting one with a formed and dynamic team and you will be working on projects from £5m to £40m across many sectors including Commercial, Student Accommodation, Residential, Leisure and Hotel projects.

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
  • Ensure all project outcomes meet the customer expectations
  • Day to day management of direct reports and providing the strategy / leadership to achieve the business / contract objectives
  • Management of the design issues
  • Manage risk, commercial issues and compliance processes and procedures in relation to Quality, H&S, Environmental Management and other policies
  • 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.
  • Budgetary management of tender design fees and preparation of detailed design fee estimates.
  • Designer liaison including design review meetings, progress & performance reporting, and design change control.
  • Liaison with Clients, approval bodies and other relevant third parties.
  • Input to analytical & interpretative reports on technical and commercial factors.
  • Review of designs on behalf of the contractor, including interrogating drawings and other technical documentation.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrable experience of management and leadership of a significant time period
  • Experience and a proven track record of successful service/operational delivery and business operations
  • Understanding of the relevant engineering, service or technical disciplines
  • Knowledge of full MS office suite
  • Knowledge of operational/project delivery and site experience of major schemes
  • High degree of commercial awareness
  • Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with all stakeholders
  • Effective at presentations and group meetings