Design Manager


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July 19, 2022
Job Type
£50000 - £55000 per annum
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Contact Name
Dan Standish
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Design Manager
Greater Manchester Area
£50k - £55k
Benefits Package

My Client is a privately owned, multi award winning construction and integrated support services business with 48 years’ experience. The Project sectors include: care, education, health care and food retail arenas. With accolades including The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for and Investors in People Gold, this is an exciting time to join a progressive and forward thinking company.

My Client are looking to recruit an experienced Design Management who will be responsible for the management, control of Design Management within our Special Projects division. You must have experience within the Construction industry as Design Manager and be able to multi task and hold a high level of attention to detail.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Ensuring Building Regulations are met within the design process
• Ensuring designs are compliant with Planning Conditions placed on the project
• Ensuring the Employers Requirements are complied with
• Preparing design status reports for each project
• Ensuring the internal drawing management process is met and meets the requirements of RIBA
• Collating and organising technical information from the Architect, Structural/Civil Engineer and M&E designers
• Investigating and offering technical advice on factors that affect building developments, including user needs, site and building surveys, and regulatory requirements
• Monitoring designs for Health and Safety and contributing to risk assessments
• Coordinating detailed design information
• Preparing specifications for construction work
• Coordinating plans and documents for statutory approvals
• Coordinating the Design Team in the preparation of conceptual drawings
• Coordinating applications for approval by regulatory bodies
• Chairing Design Team meetings with Architects, Structural Engineers and Consultants.
• Complete review of all project drawings and specifications issuing technical queries were required and ensuring these are fully resolved by the design team including subcontractors with design responsibility
• Researching new design processes, building legislation and technology
• Ensure timely, consistent and high level of quality design information both internally and externally
• Good working knowledge of building standards such as RIBA, BREEM etc.
• Working within the Design Team for each assigned project including key scope, schedule and cost
• Ensuring that the Design Team coordinate and follow-up with the Client prior and during project execution
• Ensuring that the Design Team coordinate and follow-up with estimation, coordination, and site managers
• Support the delivery team in project delivery

• Relevant degree is preferable
• Main contractor background
• Previous experience within the construction sector is essential
• Strong IT Skills
• Ability to build good relationships with external and internal stakeholders
• Excellent communication skills

Personal Attributes:
• Innovative mind-set
• Excellence in quality management
• Collaborative approach to deliver results
• Build trust through accountability
• Demonstrate integrity with moral conviction
• Work with discipline to achieve success

Apply now with an up to date CV or contact Dan Standish at Kenton Black (Leeds) for more info

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