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Sector: Construction | Job Type: Permanent | Salary: Negotiable

Title: Design Manager,

Salary: Negotiable,

Location: London.

To fully understand and manage the design requirements of the tender/project and to provide assistance and guidance to design co-ordinators where and when appropriate.

Key Responsibilities Tender Stage :

  • Have input into the selection of the design team.
  • Agree the design team’s responsibilities and scope of services
  • Agree tender and construction programme with the design team
  • Hold and minute regular design meetings and involve critical sub-contractors as necessary
  • Advise on the selection of specialist sub-contractors
  • Consider alternative building methods, sub-contractor and materials
  • Consider and resolve all statutory requirements
  •  Review and co-ordinate package interfaces
  •  Assist in the production of the Contractors Proposals
  •  Attend selection interview when required.
  •  Produce and maintain a Risk & Opportunity Schedule
  •  Produce and maintain tender Querv Schedule Construction
  •  Input into the Employers Requirement/Contractor Proposal Compatibility
  •  Manage and assist the Design Co-ordinator during the construction.
  •  Act as mentor/advisor to Design Co-ordinator during the construction phase
  •  All Co-ordinator duties when required.
  •  Ensure the design recognises all aspects of health & safety, environmental and quality related matters.
  •  Input into the selection of design sub – contractors.
  •  Chair and minute Design meetings and ensure production of information in line with the design programme.
  •  Liaise with the site team to ensure buildable and robust details with the agreement of the construction team.
  •  Work with the site team (incl. QS) to consider alternatives.
  •  Regularly inspect site to ensure design is being adhered to.
  •  Manage the design team and design sub-contractor.
  •  Attend production meetings and input to all design issues.
  •  Report on the design in line with cost meetings.
  •  Liaise with the M&E Co-ordination to ensure compatibility of building and services.

Management Responsibilities

  •  Manage design consultants and sub consultants along with design sub-contractors to ensure correct and timely delivery of all design elated information for the execution of the works on site
  •  Manage design co-ordinators and act as mentor to them for the projects they are involved in
  •  Understand the different Client procurement routes
  •  Experience of working at pre-construction stage
  •  Understanding of D&B contracts
  •  Commercial awareness
  •  Experience of site/contract procedures would be an advantage.
  •  Ability to organise, plan, programme and manage workloads
  •  Good working knowledge of Building Regulations and Planning Permission procedures.
  •  Time management
  •  Be able to use Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint
  •  Be able to use View Point for Projects (4Projects)
  •  Be able to lead and manage a design team and design subcontractors Required Training
  •  Degree in construction related role
  •  Minimum six years construction industry experience Desirable Training

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