Design Manager
£50k - £65k + Benefits + Bonus

Design Manager

Ref: 86| Posted: 10th May 2024

Design Manager - West Midlands - Building / Construction 


PLUS Exciting multi-million pound project to get started on!


We are recruiting for a Design Manager to join what we consider to be one of the busiest main contractors in the West Midlands.

- One of the busiest work order books in the midlands. 
- Long Term Local Midlands regional work. (Excellent option if you wish to cut down on travel)

-Plenty of opportunity for career progression

-Excellent track record of paying staff a bonus.
- Wide diversity of projects including Education, Healthcare, Commercial and Student Accommodation


My client is a reputable top tier building contractor, with a busy and fast growing workload.

Not only do they have one of the busiest pipeline of projects in the midlands but also they have probably the most stable order book made up of a very healthy combination of long term frameworks, Negotiated business and competitive tenders.

They are in a position where they can be very picky on which projects they take on. 

Hence its an exciting time to join their business with plenty of opportunities for staff to progress and they are also well known for offering staff unrivalled training, support and even flexible working. 

The initial project is also a particularly interesting multi-million pound scheme, comprising both Education and Heritage sector of works. Previous work in these sectors is not essential.


The role will be responsible for the management of design related issues across multiple sectors on both preconstruction and the Construction Stages of individual projects. 

The function requires experience in the appointment and management of consultants, monitoring the production of detailed design and managing the design appraisal review process for projects in delivery.

Must be experienced in managing the design process, identifying design solutions, design risk and opportunities to support the business in delivering existing pipeline and securing new work.

Responsible for all design activities in conjunction with the development team and transition to the delivery teams.

Manage all aspects of the consultants and specialist sub-contractors activities working with commercial teams to negotiate their appointments.


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). 


Office - Solihull / West Mids

(Very good train and motorway links to office, with office car parking available).


The successful Design Manager will receive:

*Competitive Basic (Dependent on experience)
*Car / Allowance


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

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