Design Manager


Key Requirements:

Reporting to the Contracts Manager, the ideal candidate will have:

• An Architectural qualification and background

• Design/Construction on site experience

• 5-10 years’ experience in a similar role

As a member of the project management team, you have the opportunity to influence safety culture onsite by demonstrating personal commitment, setting clear expectations, and effectively communicating safety policies. By consistently modelling safe behavior, prioritizing safety above productivity, and ensuring that all workers receive proper training and resources, you can foster an environment where safety is ingrained in every aspect of the construction process. Encouraging open communication, recognizing and rewarding safe behavior, and conducting regular inspections further reinforce the importance of safety. By taking these steps, you can help create a culture where safety is a shared value and a top priority for all stakeholders involved in the project.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide a platform for good communication and coordination between Architects, Structural Engineers and Service Engineers who all work direct for Collen on the project.
• Ensure any Design development is communicated with Collen CM and QS from a financial aspect.
• Have good commercial and contractual awareness.
• Hold and Lead workshop meetings with specialist Sub-Contractor.
• Coordinate and track the submittal and approval process of Designs and materials ensuring Client Rep sign off and approval.
• Look at risk/design problems by finding solutions with our Design Team before they materialize.
• Develop look ahead plans.
• Plan and co-ordinate with site PM and SM making sure all parties are aligned.
• Have good planning and programme skills.
• Should have a good all-round knowledge of the construction industry across all disciplines including technical aspects of design and construction details etc.
• Should have a good understanding of building regulations BCAR, TGD, environmental - health and Safety regulations.
• Attend Site Meetings and report on progress.
• Good negotiating and presentation skills.

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