Design Manager


Key Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • An Architectural qualification (desirable but not essential)

  • Design/Construction on site experience

  • 5 years plus experience in a similar role

  • The expertise to provide a platform for good communication and coordination between Architects, Structural Engineers and Service Engineers

  • A good all-round knowledge of the construction industry across all disciplines including technical aspects of design and construction details

  • A good understanding of building regulations BCAR, TGD, environmental & health and Safety regulations

  • Experience in BIM related systems

  • An understanding of the various MEP systems

Key Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Contracts Manager/Project Manager, responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure ER’s are met, and expectations are clearly discussed and agreed while building a trusted relationship with the client as the project progresses

  • Responsible for dealing with sub-contractors and developing innovative and coordinated design solutions, responding to on site issues

  • Display efficient and structured time management, while developing programmes and delivering documentation promptly

  • Take responsibility for presenting design solutions to clients and coordinating with the relevant design team

  • Responsible for ensuring Quality Assurance is carried out on the project, keeping project documentation organised and filed correctly for others to use and access easily

  • Recording project issues and tracking progress promptly, including taking minutes and issuing updates to the client and design team

  • Carrying out on site checks and monitoring progress producing regular reports

  • Coordinate closely with the BIM team assisting with designing out model clashes

  • Recording and tracking lessons learned for continuing design improvement

  • Liaise with the construction site team to collate, prepare, manage and monitor the flow of information in the form of RFI schedules

  • Work with the project team to produce a clear and well-defined procurement tracker

  • Coordinate, manage and monitor the Technical submittal tracker

  • Coordinate shop drawings between subcontractors and design team

  • Liaise with specialist subcontractors to manage the flow of design information

  • Arrange & attend relevant meetings such as Design team meetings, client meetings, coordination meetings and subcontractor pre-appointment meetings

  • Collaborate with the Project team to track design information requirements against the construction programme.

  • Display a good understanding of construction sequencing

  • Collaborate with the project team on possible Value Engineering solutions.

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