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Design Manager

  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Design Manager
  • Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Additional benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 907880_1557245342
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Job description

Position: Design Manager

Salary: Up to £65,000 Basic salary + Package benefits

Location: Reading


I am looking for the Design Manager to work for an established main contractor based in the Reading area. The company are a large national main contractor who have a diverse portfolio of work.

My client is looking for:
  • Main contracting experience
  • Previous experience of working in a design related role.
  • Pre Construction and site delivery experience.

The ideal Design Manager would have a background of working for main contractors within a variety of different sectors in the construction industry. You will be reporting directly into the Operations Director and the role of Design Manager is a pivotal part of the business.

Responsibilities and experience:
  • Ensure that the design is compliant with the brief, statutory requirements and AFLs
  • The coordination, delivery, soundness and production of design and tender packages to secure delivery programme
  • Identify and coordinate key interfaces between design team consultants and/or contractors.
  • Managing and monitoring design subcontractor's progress including chairing meetings and site visits as required
  • Review design information to ensure commercial/contractual obligations and all buildability elements to the programme run smoothly, and address issues
  • Coordinate with construction/procurement programmes and manage the design output to ensure compliance with the Integrated Design Programme (IDP)
  • Manages scope and mitigates risk across internal project packages
  • Serves as key participant in design workshops and client meetings as requested. Initiates and drives these workshops where required
  • Promote value engineering and innovation within the design process
  • Managing external consulting engineers including fee proposals, appointments, variations with referral to the Head of Design for approvals
  • Provide technical direction to the consultants

My client can offer a salary up to £65,000 + benefits package. The client are a progressive regional contractor who have a strong history in delivery great projects. You will be exposed to a variety which will enhance your career. My client can offer career progression in the Design department for the right candidate.