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Design Manager

  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Design Manager
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car/Car Allowance + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CM063_1504198123
Job description

My client is one of the country`s fastest-growing and leading construction companies, working across the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors. They have offices worldwide and have been operating in the UK for over 20 years.

They have delivered some landmark projects and work in a number of sectors including Leisure, commercial, education, health care and residential.

My client is currently working on some high-profile and exciting projects in the North West and they have a very strong pipeline and are recruiting for a Design Manager to join their team.

As Design Manager you will contribute to the daily design management, including the management of the Design Consultants, assisting / leading the liaison between the Design Consultants and the project staff for design matters. You will liaise with the Site Manager and Preconstruction team for the development of design packages and procurement strategies.


Other duties amongst others will include;

Organise, participate and record Design Review Meetings

Co-ordinate the Planning Submission

Co-ordinate early Building Control input into design principles

Responsible for the timely close-out of Design Corrective and Preventive actions, Non-conformance.

Prepare consultant deliverables in line with procurement programme.

Authorise the RFC (Released for Construction) and RFP (released For Procurement) status.

Manage the designing subcontractors (for the design only) when delegated by the Project Director/Manager

Manage interface with related issues of decants, phasing and enabling works

Co-ordinate the Reviewable Design Data approval process

Co-ordinate the Planning Submission and Approval processes

Co-ordinate the building control submissions and approval.


It is essential that you have:


A Design, Engineering or Construction Qualification

Excellent knowledge of the design process, at commercial and construction design stages with a main contractor

Understands the RIBA plan of work.

Understand the planning process.

Ability to manage consultant`s scope and budget.

Proven experience in a similar role

Working knowledge of building regulations.

Have a working knowledge of single or 2 Stage Tendering.

Understanding of key design principles such as M&E design parameters, fire and acoustic requirements.

Understands the principles of Building Contract and Consultant Contracts

Good knowledge of the regulatory environment

Very good understanding of the Design & Build process

Good grasp of the PFI process and other procurement routes

Good knowledge of contractual issues related to consultants

Good presentation skills

Ability to build a team

Capacity to manage and develop a team

Comprehensive negotiation skills