We are looking for a Design Manager to work collaboratively with out multidisciplinary teams to facilitate the co-ordination of output designs from feasibility through to construction. The right person will be able to understand and manage the aspirations of the Designer, and the constraints of budget. The successful candidate will have extensive practical experience of construction and knowledge of the design process, coupled with excellent interpersonal skills. They will be able to view the entire design process, problem solve and ensure that practical buildable solutions are embedded into emerging designs that provide best value for our clients.
Attend / Lead Design Team meetings & Client Engagement meetings
Oversee schemes delivered to time, cost and quality measures.
Review outputs from multidisciplinary teams, identify and resolve issues
Provide input into buildability, innovation and best value
Reviewing design information for contractors, commenting on, and overcoming issues
Identify blockages and put in place strategies to
Resolve said issues through collaboration and coordination
Work with lead Designers to scope third party services
Design programming skills, being able to monitor outputs and initiate corrective action.
Audit design information at key stages to ensure exceptional service’ to our clients.
Work with contractors during the 2nd stage pre- construction period.
Sound knowledge of the design process
Working knowledge of statutory and regulatory controls
Commercial awareness and reporting of scheme performance
Supporting procurement during the 2nd stage including information flows.
Become an advocate for best practice across the multidisciplinary teams.
Applications of lessons learnt and best practice to continually improve outcomes
Creation of Design Management procedures and gateway control
Take the lead in developing standard solutions with our clients for example Primary Schools and Care homes, aligning our solutions to industry development i.e. Passivhaus
Measures of success:
Feedback from team members and line manager
Contribution to service delivery
Accuracy and timeliness of support
Efficiency of system and processes
Feedback from stakeholders
Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
Feedback from colleagues and managers across the business
Service delivery performance indicators
Effective delivery of agreed outcomes
It’s essential you have:
HND / Degree in Construction or Design related subject
5 + Years experience of numerous sectors within the construction industry
Knowledge of Consultant team management
Good programming skills using proprietary software
Working knowledge of BIM L2 functional requirements
Experience of D&B and Traditional Contracts
Commercial awareness at all stages of project lifecycle
How you act:
Professional, friendly and honest – Builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
Attention to detail – Able to deliver clear and accurate information
Team worker – You work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
Service deliverer – You focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
Customer focused – you put the customer first
Shows initiative – you come up with ways of improving how we do things
Well organised – you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
Willing to learn – you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
Flexible attitude – you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service
Our Leadership Team
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