Design Manager
Building
Cambridgeshire
£50k - £70k + Benefits

Design Manager

Ref: 368| Posted: 10th May 2024

Design Manager - Building / Construction  - Cambridge / Northampton or Peterborough

Plus mix of remote working.

Option to work from offices in Cambridge, Northampton or Peterborough


COMPANY:


We are recruiting for a Design Manager to join one of the UK’s most longstanding and successful privately owned building contractors.

Very stable company to join with lots of repeat business and a place on many well known construction frameworks. Good mix of public and private sector work.

Ideal opportunity for long term local regional projects.

Considering both Design Manager or Design Coordinators.

 

Role:

Pre-Construction

•     Manage the design process during the tender stage, from tender to commencement on site.

•     Understanding the design brief

•     Chair design development meetings during the tender process

•     Fully investigate Value engineering and value creation opportunities and work closely with the estimating and commercial team.

•     Interrogation of enquiry documents, usually in the form of an Employer’s Requirements.

•     Manage our design process via external consultants

•     Close liaison with internal departments ensuring programming and cost management are aligned with design development.

•     Progress design issues within a strict timescale & ensure designers meet information delivery dates. Assist in design deliverables and IRS

•     Assist in the preparation of cost plan/affordability with PQS

•     Attend design meetings & support the teams with construction knowledge & advice on best practice.

•     Attend risk meetings/risk ownership & support the team with advice & best practice

•     Attend client meetings, post tender interviews & support the team with construction knowledge in order to win the bid.

•     Assist the estimator & commercial manager in the preparation of the cost plan, offering advice on the required design issues.

•     Assist the estimator in preparation of sub- contractor packages for tender, advising of design requirements which are to be noted by the subcontractor in the preparation of their quotations.

•     Review design team and Sub contractor design proposals, overmarking (red penning) and commenting on design and construction issues (Bluebeam or similar).

•     Verify & control status of consultants and subcontractors drawings and specifications & maintain registers .

•     Ensure the consultant scope of services, responsibilities and fees are agreed and assist in making appointments.

  • Understand risk management and be able to management the process
  • Understand the issues with the applicable form of contract for the project and highlight where the design process may be at risk.

 

Construction Stages

•     Ensure designers appointments are completed in accordance with procedures as soon as practical.

•     Produce and monitor a design procurement programme / information release schedule

•     Maintain a drawing and specification register as designs develops

•     Monitor any design issues on the project risk register,

•     Ensure architect leads the technical coordination of all design disciplines

•     Monitor the information release schedule on at least a weekly basis and ensure this is matching the construction programme.

•     As required, attend site progress meetings

•     Ensure that each design consultant provides a regular design status report

•     Ensure designers and design subcontractors produce as built information and O and M Manuals in sufficient time towards project completion

•     Ensuring all design approvals are met to suit the construction programme



Requirements:

To be considered for this Design Manager role you must meet the following criteria:

- Knowledge of Building Sector.
- Previous employment as a Design Co-ordinator, D&B Coordinator, D&B Manager or Design Manager.
- Previous experience in building sector projects such as Commercial, Mixed Use, Residential, Apartment Blocks, Student Accommodation, Hotels, Extra Care Housing, MOJ, Industrial, Education or Healthcare.
- Previous Main Contractor employment.
- High level of communication skills.
- Relevant industry qualification (Degree / HND / HNC etc).

Remuneration:

The successful Design Manager will receive:

*£50,000 - £70,000 Basic (Dependent on experience)
*Car / Allowance
*Healthcare
*Pension

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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