Design Manager

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: £55000 - £65000/annum Plus Package


About this Role:

Experienced / ambitious Design Manager required to work with a leading Tier 1 main contractor to manage the design process for several framework healthcare projects within the grounds of a live hospital.

Based between the head office and site, with a degree of agile working, you will be involved in the final preconstruction phase for your scheme/s prior to moving to site with the construction team throughout the works

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

Duties will include:

Management of design development for your projects,
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;
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:

This role is to work with the regional office of a busy Tier 1 national main contractor, with experience and a proven track record in the delivery of new build and refurbishment schemes in primary and secondary education, healthcare, commercial offices, higher education faculty buildings, student accommodation, etc.

Turnover is circa £50-60m 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.

This role involves a great deal of client interface and positive relationship building to successfully convert and deliver the projects, plus maximise the benefit of this ongoing framework for both parties. There is a significant pipeline of works to be completed over the next 5-10 years in this location.

You will ideally have a proven track record of successful project delivery with a recognised Main Contractor in a Design Management role, plus previous experience of healthcare projects and working in a live environment would be advantageous.

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

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

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