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Design Manager - Cumbria

  • Salary: £48000.00 - £58000.00 per annum
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH370756_1502461360

Job description

Design Manager


Great opportunity for a Design Manager to join one of the region's leading main contractors. They have just been awarded a number of projects via a framework which is going to run across the next 5 years.

Salary on offer - £48,000 - £58,000 + Package (Negotiable for the right candidate)

My client are looking to further strengthen their design team with the addition of a Design Manager who will report to the Design & Planning Manager and Project Director. The successful candidate will be working on the delivery of a number of schemes throughout the North West on Educational, Healthcare, Hotel and Residential schemes. The role involves assisting and managing the design & planning processes and design and construction stages.

Role requirements:

  • Co-ordinate the design and planning from pre-construction to project delivery·
  • Review and establish build-ability
  • Research any value engineering options
  • Analyse risks and opportunities
  • Ensure construction is compliant with standards
  • Ensure target costs are achieved
  • Review of designs and cost planning
  • Managing & monitoring of design & planning development
  • Establishing the most effective & efficient programme of delivery
  • Interrogation & integration of supply chain enquiries to establish base costs
  • Building method review & operational staff interaction in respect of bid costs
  • Distribution of design & information
  • Establishing critical information in respect of procurement & supply chain
  • Lead on potential value engineering & design change that positively impact on deliverables.
  • Developing a series of in house robust PRS details


  • Main contracting or developer experience is essential.·
  • Site based background is a requirement.·
  • Commercial experience and knowledge is a requirement·
  • High end contracts experience, £10 -£30m is a requirement·
  • High rise construction city centre experience would be a benefit·
  • Hotel, Residential, Care home and school experience would be a benefit·
  • Architectural or Building Surveyor background is a requirement.·
  • Understanding of BIM would be a benefit.

If you are an experienced Design Manager looking to join a growing company please email me on

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