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Design Manager

Design Manager

  • Essex

Design Manager – Main Contractor – Essex

£65,000 – £75,000 base salary + Package

A unique opportunity to join a growing regional Contractor in Essex, who work on exciting and challenging projects across variety of sectors with great reputation for delivering results

This regional contractor is looking for strong Design Manager who can Lead, manage and support all pre and post contract design activities associated with bidding, procurement, construction and defects.

Due to a large pipeline of work, they are looking to bring a Design focused individual into the business to support the Contracts manager and MD. They offer excellent training for further development and there is lots of room for progression within the company.

Overview of responsibilities:  

  • Have a sound understanding of the design process across all disciplines and manage interfaces and sequencing of design.
  • Managing the design process, with a high focus on buildability and efficiency, to ensure the optimum solution is arrived at.
  • Prepare and manage a detailed design and procurement programme considering all of the design interdependencies prevalent on large scale construction projects and linked to construction activities.
  • Monitor and report on the design programme on a regular basis.
  • Prepare, monitor and maintain a detailed Information Release Schedule which is backed by the design, procurement and construction programmes.
  • Chair and minute regular design and technical meetings to ensure the design is developed in accordance with budget, programme and technical constraints.
  • Challenge the design of external consultants to ensure best value.
  • Examine all design information for compliance with commercial constraints, liaise with Commercial team where required.
  • Identify and manage design associated risks.
  • Identify Value Engineering opportunities and innovative alternative methods of construction.
  • Investigate and analyse alternative specifications to ensure compliance and equivalency with Contract Requirements.
  • Manage design change control process.
  • Manage RFI process.
  • Manage flow of design information and give direction to the Project Admin / Document Controller.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Main contractor experience is essential
  • Experience across variety of sectors
  • Ability to lead, chair and influence multi party teams and stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal skills including, communication and team building
  • Full working knowledge of Traditional and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
  • CSCS
  • Technical skills and the ability to use design and project management software
  • Problem solving skills and creative thinking
  • Attention to detail, Organisation and time management
  • Commercial awareness
  • Teamworking, relationship-building and influencing skills
  • Client management skills

If this is something you would like to hear more about please call me on 07485308791 or email me [email protected]

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Job Overview
Offered Salary
£65000 - £75000 Per Annum car allowance, bonus, healthcare, pension, life insurance

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