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Design Manager

  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Design Manager
  • Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Car allowance + Pension + Health Care
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: dmwm_1604941200
Job description

Position: Senior Design Manager

Location: Solihull

Sector: Building

My client is seeking a Senior Design Manager. The organisation is a regional West midlands main building contractor who has a reputation in delivering high quality schemes ranging from £10M to £40M. The company carry out work across all sectors; however, their reputation is strong in the sectors of PRS, Education & Health Care.

As the Design Manager, you will split your time between 1/2 (Dependant on size and complexity) construction sites and the head office - predominately overseeing all Design activities and getting involved with pre-construction when needed to.

The selected candidate will be responsible for the management of the Design Team and Design Process. This applicant must also be able to demonstrate their commercial and contractual awareness. Early engagement with the client will be necessary- to advise correctly, ensuring the design is developed satisfactorily. Within the job role, it would be the responsibility of the Design Manager to encourage the design consultants to produce the highest quality design against cost restraints.


  • Proven design management skills
  • Control design processes
  • Value engineering
  • Commercial awareness and control on site
  • Experience of working with BIM or understanding of the software would be an advantage, but not a prerequisite for the position.
  • Awareness of programme constraints and driving works to meet targets

Candidate Profile:

  • Build background
  • BREEAM Experience
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Significant supervisory experience
  • Able to maintain a high level of work quality against cost restraints

For more information, please contact Tom Bill

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