Design Manager

  • Construction Jobs
  • Kent
  • Oct 08, 2021
Permanent Construction Management Architect & Design

Job Description

Design Manager – Regional Contractor £60,000 base salary + £5k Car Allowance + Pension + Healthcare This Contractor is looking for a strong Design Manager to help with a new project that they are starting in Kent. They are looking for someone who can manage the overall design from pilling, it’s current stage, through to completion of design. This project is a £16 million high-spec Retirement Home, their first healthcare project, made up of 54 units over 5 blocks. There usual sectors are Residential, Commercial and Hospitality. They offer Design Manager excellent training and development to upskill and progress their career. They are very ambitious and are keen to grow their team and as a company. They have great fun and family feel culture. I am ideally looking for someone with good experience working on construction projects, who has been site based focused on delivery. Overview of responsibilities: Have a sound understanding of the design process across all disciplines and manage interfaces and sequencing of design. Managing the design process, with a high focus on buildability and efficiency, to ensure the optimum solution is arrived at. Prepare and manage a detailed design and procurement programme considering all of the design interdependencies prevalent on large scale construction projects and linked to construction activities. Monitor and report on the design programme on a regular basis. Prepare, monitor and maintain a detailed Information Release Schedule which is backed by the design, procurement and construction programmes. Chair and minute regular design and technical meetings to ensure the design is developed in accordance with budget, programme and technical constraints. Challenge the design of external consultants to ensure best value. Examine all design information for compliance with commercial constraints, liaise with Commercial team where required. Identify and manage design associated risks. Identify Value Engineering opportunities and innovative alternative methods of construction. Investigate and analyse alternative specifications to ensure compliance and equivalency with Contract Requirements. Manage design change control process. Manage RFI process. Manage flow of design information and give direction to the Project Admin / Document Controller. Required Skills & Qualifications Construction related degree, ideally within design management (HNC / HND minimum). Design management experience with Main Contractor Good commercial and technical awareness within building technology and regulations If you are interested in this opportunity please call me on (phone number removed) or email me (url removed)