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Design Manager

  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Design Manager
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CM091_1519981470
Job description

My client has been in business for over 30 years, they are a well established, building and construction services contractor. As a group they turn over £80M.

My client is currently working on some high-profile and exciting projects, including; high rise and leisure projects in Manchester City Centre. They have a very strong pipeline and are recruiting for a Design Manager to join their team in the North West.

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. You will manage the design of projects from pre-construction through to delivery.

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

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
  • 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
  • Comprehensive negotiation skills