Design Manager

Location: Type: Date Posted: Salary: Job ID: Contact:
North West - All Permanent April 18th 2019 £50,000 to £55,000 + package BTC/FP/2019/1804DM Brian Colton

Design Manager


£50,000 to £55,000 + package

Our client, an established and reputable North West Contractor with a turnover of £50 million, are currently seeking to recruit a Design Manager for the region.

The business delivers construction projects from £5m to £15m as main contractor. Projects tend to be in Residential Construction. The role will be based on-site, working hands-on and closely with site teams, supply chain and architects to ensure that the design’s work.


  • 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.