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Design Manager

  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Design Manager
  • Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CM087_1517310971
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, 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 Pre-construction 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