Technical Design Manager - Residential Housing

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Technical Design Manager - Residential Housing

Job ref: DESMANKNT1501 Salary: Pension, Healthcare, Fuel Allowance or Car & Bonus Location: Kent, Hampshire

Design Manager - New Build Housing Salary/Rate £80000/annum Full perm package, bonus, Pension   Location Rochester, Medway 

Kent based Group that provides collaborative construction solutions for professionals & organisations within the new build environment. They work with developers, investors, contractors, building Luxury Houses, Family Homes and High Spec Apartments, and are currently looking to add Technical/Design Manager to their team within Kent & South East regions.

The successful Design Manager will be site based and MUST HAVE BOTH PRE-CONSTRUCTION & CONSTRUCTION PHASE experience.

You will be involved from day one which means being involved in the appointment of the external design team / consultants seeing the scheme right through from stages 1- 6 also delivery on project. Approx 3-year project.

Our developer are construction managers for the client, on a £50m residential new build scheme in Rochester, Kent. Exciting 165 unit new build of apartments on the river front - across 5 blocks, the section 106 works is a 44 unit new build over a car-park in Gillingham.


  • Degree qualified with BSc Hons in Construction Management.
  • Longevity in Residential Projects and similar projects essential.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to hit the ground running.
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and be able to demonstrate ability to co-ordinate and lead the design process unaided.
  • Experience with Residential Developers or Main Contractors


  • Develop and agree Design Programme both internally and with consultant team.
  • Monitor and regularly report current position against agreed design programme.
  • Deliver trade design packages on time and accurately.
  • Maximise profit by keeping all costs under control.
  • Control the design development and implement policies and objectives effectively.
  • Review and comment on the design information and deal with all obstacles efficiently and appropriately.
  • Actively review and critique drawing information during design development.
  • Actively take part in regular design team and site meetings to progress site delivery.
  • Ensure Compliance with requirements of Planning, Building Control and Warranty Provider and any other relevant parties.
  • Deal with Statutory utilities in matters of Easements, Diversions and New Connections.

Design Manager - New Build Housing Salary/Rate £80000/annum Full perm package, bonus, Pension   Location Rochester, Medway