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Design Coordinator

  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Residential
  • Position: Design Coordinator
  • Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: DW-016-DC_1579170676
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Job description

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One of the UK's leading residential developers.

Your Role

To coordinate the consultant team in the development of the detailed design, ensuring the design is fully coordinated and complies with technical requirements and current regulations, to achieve the necessary approvals and enable a start on site in line with agreed programmes. Responsibilities include;

  • Produce and monitor a Design Programme and ensure that it is integrated into the overall project programme and shows the requirements for the release of design information.
  • Effectively manage the design ensuring all design information is compliant with the contract, is cost effective and completed within the specified time period.
  • Responsible for the application to relevant organisations for new utility mains / supplies and connections, including the review of proposals, design checking and payment of fees.
  • Assist in the production of Information Request Schedules.
  • Assist in the production of sub-contractor proposals and procurement schedules.
  • Contribute to the production of Quality Statements for each job.
  • Assist the Project/Site Manager and Surveyor in the appointment of all necessary subcontractors/consultants for the project.
  • Produce, monitor and update all necessary trackers, matrices and reports throughout the life of a project to ensure compliance with the IMS/United Way.
  • Attend meetings as necessary, providing updated records of design information requirements as necessary.
  • Organise and chair design team meetings as required.
  • Contribute to the implementation and continuing development of new technology and techniques (Sustainable construction, BIM etc.).
  • Liaise with statutory authorities and other relevant third parties.
  • Review work undertaken by designers, consultants and all designing subcontractors and suppliers to ensure compliance with (but not in excess of) Design Brief / tender sums / Statutory Requirements, CDM Regulations and with budget targets
  • Implement the quality assurance procedures associated with the function.
  • Manage Consultant design progress, reporting monthly for internal and customer reports.
  • Support the Project/Site Manager and Surveyor in the review of consultant invoices for payment.
  • Monitor, maintain and report on Planning, Building Regulations, Lifetime Homes, CFSH and BREEAM matters including planning condition clearance and target achievement.
  • Where required comply with Environmental Procedures and ensure compliance with the Company's Environmental Policy and provide adequate control mechanisms.
  • Monitor change from client, design consultant and subcontractors to ensure that they are properly documented and that all cost implications are understood by the Project / Site Manager and Surveyor.
  • Liaise with and closely manage building warranty providers (e.g. NHBC, LABC Warranty etc.), Secure by Design to ensure our designs complement their requirements, guaranteeing a smooth handover and completion.
  • Manage and report on extension of time issues.
  • Ensure all necessary information is issued to site team in line with IRS and programme through appropriate document control and monitoring of document registers.
  • Manage Requests for Information (RFI), distribute to relevant parties for timely response and close out communication of responses to all necessary parties.
  • Manage consultant and subcontractor information for issue and approval.
  • Communicate with Clients, and Stakeholders to establish excellent collaborative working relationships, trust and communication to support the project in achieving the client critical success factors.
  • Regularly monitor quality of work executed on site to ensure that it is as benchmarked or designed/specified.
  • Coordinate the collation and handover of completed design records, e.g. CDM Files, O&M Manuals, Home User Guides etc. for project completion. This includes the relevant certification.
  • Able to form effective working relationships with clients, employer's agents, consultants, statutory authorities, suppliers etc. as required to ensure project success.
  • Participate in post-project reviews to ensure learning from project experiences

Your Experience

  • Proven track record of Programming and design coordination.
  • Up to date relevant construction industry knowledge including legislation and procedures.
  • Knowledge of methodology and sequencing process in delivering a construction project including design and pre-construction activities


  • Previous experience supporting residential development, either housing of multi -storey properties.