Design Manager

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: £55 - £65/annum Plus Package


Experienced / ambitious Design Manager required to work with a leading Tier 1 main contractor to take the manage the design process for a large new build and refurbishment healthcare project in Poole, Dorset. Initially based between working from home and office, you will be involved in the final preconstruction phase for this scheme on the P22+framework, prior to moving to site with the construction team during the works throughout 2021-22.

Reporting to the Regional Design Manager, and working with the preconstruction teams, you will manage the design development and buildability aspects of schemes through second stage preconstruction on the framework, and out to commencement on site; Thereafter you will take the overview for your live site working closely with the project delivery team throughout the construction phase.

Previous healthcare experience would be useful but not essential. A reasonable level of preconstruction experience would also be useful.

Duties will include:

Management of the design development for the projects, all packages and sections of works;
Chairing regular design team meetings;
Management of consultant design team;
Regular liaison with key clients, trusts and end users / heads of department;
Engagement with and managing specialist sub-contractor design teams;
Agreement of information required schedule; Ensuring key dates achieved;
Dealing with local authorities to achieve planning permissions;
Review of construction design information for buildability, compliance with contractors proposals, employers requirements, budget, current building legislation, etc;
Identifying opportunities for value engineering where appropriate;
Proactive issue resolution;
Overall managing the smooth and timely delivery of detailed design information for procurement and construction throughout the preconstruction and build process.

About the Company/Client/Project:

The company is the busy Tier 1 national main contractor, with experience and a proven track record in the delivery of new build and refurbishment schemes in healthcare, secondary education, commercial offices, local authority, higher education faculty buildings, student accommodation, etc.

Turnover is circa £150m for the region.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

Either from an Engineering/Construction delivery or Architectural background, you will possess excellent technical and commercial knowledge, a keen understanding of construction methodology, materials and systems, procurement lead in times, etc.

You will have excellent communication and negotiations skills, strong planning and problem solving ability, initiative and a positive approach. In terms of character, you will be a highly driven, positive and ambitious individual able to work well within a large team dynamic.

You will ideally have a proven track record of successful project delivery with a recognised Main Contractor in a Design Coordination / Design Management role.

High standards, attention to detail and the drive to deliver on programme, specification and budget will be very well rewarded with excellent salary, benefits, promotional and development prospects.

For more information on this contract please contact Martin Olney on (phone number removed) or send your CV to (url removed)

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

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