Senior Design Manager

  • Construction Jobs
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Nov 09, 2020
Permanent Construction

Job Description

Experienced Senior Design Manager required by the South Coast office of this busy Tier 1 main contractor to take the lead and manage the design process for several healthcare projects in the Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey areas. Initially based between working from home and office, you will be involved in the preconstruction phase for several schemes on the P22+framework, prior to moving to site with the construction team during the works. Projects will typically range from £15m to £35m in value, either refurbishment and / or complete new build schemes within the grounds of the existing live hospitals. 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 sites working closely with the project delivery team throughout the construction phase. Previous healthcare experience is critical to this role, as is a reasonable level of preconstruction. Duties will include: *Management of the design development for projects, 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. *Management of site based Design Coordinators. About the Company/Client/Project: The company is the busy Southern office of a 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 in the Hampshire, Sussex, and Surrey areas. Turnover is circa £150m for the region which is located in Surrey. 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. For this particular role, previous experience of P21/P22 healthcare work, working in a live hospital environment, or working on a new build hospital scheme is essential. 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)