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Design Manager

  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Design Manager
  • Salary: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: JMDMTV_1512388726
Job description

An opportunity has arisen with a Top Tier Contractor who has a respected name in the industry and delivers high profile projects across the UK. PSR have been asked to search for Design Managers for an educational framework throughout the Thames Valley.

The role will involve managing all aspects of design through to the handover of project. We are looking for experienced, driven and ambitious Design Managers. We are happy to consider candidates from both an Architectural and Construction provided they have Design Manager Experience working for a leading Main Contractor.

Design Manager Responsibilities:

- Regular client liaison, chairing meetings with reps and ensuring all client enquiries are dealt with.
- Chairing Design Team meetings with Architects, Structural Engineers and Consultants.
- Good working knowledge of building standards.
- Leading the Design Team for each assigned project including key scope, schedule and cost.
- Sales meetings with client in order to identify and interpret client needs and requirements.
- Enforcing rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Leading the Design Team in the preparation of conceptual / CAD drawings
- Leading and assisting the Design Team in the preparation and checking of Bill of Quantities and specification literature.
- Presenting the project design and quotation to client and ensuring order conversion.
- Ensuring that the Design Team coordinate and follow-up with client prior and during project execution.
- Attending site and progress meetings internally as well as with clients.
- Ensuring that the Document Control is up to date at all times.
- Authorisation to make design changes post-contract subject to pre-established budget parameters.

Design Manager Experience required;

- Leading Main Contractor / Major Project experience

- Educational or Schools project experience
- Degree educated
- Excellent client facing skills
- Strong IT / reporting skills