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Design Manager

  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Design Manager
  • Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CM072_1511190247
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Job description

The Opportunity;

My client, a well-established business with a turnover in excess of £1.5 Billion operate across the UK and an opportunity has arisen for a Design Manager to join their North West team. With a proven record of managing all design aspects of a project from tender through to completion, you will be expected to work within a project team of all disciplines from bid stage through to practical completion. You will be expected to travel to their regional office and all areas of the North West region.


As Design Manager you will be reporting to the Regional Design Manager and will be responsible for projects ranging in value from £10M+. Other duties will include;
  • Working with the tender team to develop the Contractor's Proposals document
  • Managing the design team, the design development process and the interface with specialist sub-contract design
  • Ensuring designs are developed within the constraints of the contract, the requirements of the output specification and the commercial objectives.
  • Co-ordinating the whole design process and working closely with the client, employer's representatives, design team and legislative bodies.
  • Ensuring designs develop in accordance with the requirements of the design, procurement & construction programmes and company procedures.
  • Managing the document control process, supported by a document controller.
  • Organising and chairing design co-ordination and design progress meetings with the design team and sub-contractors and ensuring that design risk assessments are produced.
  • Preparing formal progress reports on the design process.
  • Maintaining a professional approach with clients and their professional teams, sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Developing 3D design and BIM technology

  • Education and Healthcare projects from £10M
  • A full understanding of the construction process from inception, through design to on site construction and handover.
  • A good understanding of the planning and technical skills necessary to undertake the role and to be able to manage the commercial control and review of the design development process.
  • Experience of working on both Single and Two Stage Procurement routes.
  • Have confidence to make decisions and from time to time work to challenging timescales during the delivery phases of the contract.
  • Demonstrable experience of, and aptitude for, managing the design process for a contractor.
  • Knowledge of 3D design / BIM technology and a desire to develop this further
  • A proactive approach, enthusiasm for co-ordinating and motivating people.
  • Excellent communication skills, both at the personal level and more formal reporting level.
  • A degree qualification or equivalent and CIOB or equivalent