Design Manager

Design Manager

Design manager – London

£72K plus £6K Car allowance + Pension + Healthcare + 10% Bonus

I am looking for an experienced and driven Design Manager to join a Residential Developer, working on £120 million next phase of a £530 million development with 10-year programme. This phase will consist of 4 blocks up to 17 storeys with 359 unit which are a mix of affordable and private homes.

The developer is a FTSE 100 company, that work on exciting and challenging projects around London and are looking for a Design Manager with strong/precise management skills to lead this next phase.

They are renowned for working on challenging and complex projects, with a great reputation for delivering high spec apartments in London area. They offer great platform for people to progress their career through training and development. This developer is financially secure with strong land bank and known to thrive in these uncertain times, using it as an opportunity to acquire new sites.


  • Oversee the preparation of the optimisation process through to sign off 
  • Brief, manage and drive the external consultants in the preparation and issue of production information to an agreed programme
  • Prepare technical specifications in line with requirements determined by the Land Acquisition budget and Technical/Sales Meetings
  • Ensure all statutory enquiries, crossovers, sewer connections are submitted and pursued for their timely return
  • Oversee the NHBC/Building Regulations applications to approval
  • Ensure that working drawings are in accordance with the approved Planning Scheme
  • Preparation of Health & Safety Plans
  • Monitor and control all production information in close liaison with the Development Estimator to ensure tight cost controls are kept and information produced in line with budget estimates
  • Oversee preparation of Brochure Plans, Conveyance Plans and Sales Area drawings
  • Attend site progress meeting and carry out site inspections
  • Attend meetings at various stages of projects (Land/Technical hand-over, Project Meeting, Optimisation, Technical/Sales, Budget Meetings, etc.)
  • General liaison and coordination between other parties, both internal and external
  • Attend Subcontractor interviews
  • Respond to site queries and resolve Technical/Construction items that may arise

Skills & requirements

  • Developer or main contractor experience essential
  • Experience of working on large multi-unit RC frame residential projects
  • Good/Excellent technical knowledge of both residential and commercial construction, together with a degree of flair for design
  • The experience or the ability to understand the complexities of complex mixed use Regeneration projects
  • A working knowledge of Building Regulations, Code for sustainable Homes, NHBC (or the Warranty Provider required), Party Wall Awards and associated legislation connected with the construction industry
  • To have good interpersonal communication, meeting and management skills essential in dealing with multi-disciplined teams


If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your detail to [email protected]

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Job Overview
Residential Developer
Offered Salary
£60000 - £75000 Per Annum
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