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Design Manager

  • Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car allowance
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: 390020NOS

Job description

Design Manager

Summary of Role:
Manage the off-site design process on Stage 1 and 2 tenders, commencing at 'RIBA Stage 2 or 3 - Concept or Developed Design', in accordance with the Design Management processes and procedures.
Manage the on-site design process at 'RIBA Stage 4 and 5 - Technical Design and Construction', in accordance with the Design Management processes and procedures.

The individual will be taken on to run the design teams for the project but may be required to work on other projects at the same time where resource is required to relieve pressure.
Ability to produce and manage design programmes is essential along with a good understand of contractual and commercial matters.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
Tender Stage - Pre Contract
* Review the Tender Information including the Employer's Information Requirements and any existing Design Team appointments and determine the scope and extent of all remaining design work, prior to the Tender Start-up meeting
* Verify that the existing Tender (design) Information is compliant, coordinated, affordable (within the existing budget) and buildable prior to the Tender Settlement meeting
* Determine, in conjunction with the bid team, the strategy for the completion of all remaining design work
* Assess / audit all novated Design Team members and if applicable negotiate any additional services
* Prepare and issue fee enquiries for supplementary Design Team members
* Establish a Common Data Environment (CDE)
* Produce the 'draft' Design Management Plan (DMP) and BIM Execution Plan (BEP)
* Compile a schedule of design assumptions, design opportunities (VE), design risks (HSE/CDM) identified during the Tender Stage design process
* Assist in the technical review of specialist subcontract tender returns and review all alternative design solutions
* Establish the extent of all outstanding Planning and Building Regulation Matters
* Review any existing BREEAM Assessments and or undertake a Design Stage Assessments

Project Stage - Post Contract
* Review the Project Information including the Employer's Requirements, Contractor's Proposals and formally appoint the Design Team and consultants and brief the Design Team on their contractual obligations and their corresponding duties
* Agree, in conjunction with the site team, the specialist subcontractor procurement strategy
o Produce and agree the Project Stage Design Programme and associated Design Deliverables with the primary, secondary and specialist subcontract designers and monitor / report on progress
o Produce and agree the Project Stage Specialist sub-contractor Procurement Schedule and Installation/Commission Programme
o Monitor / report on progress to ensure overall progress against programme is maintained
* Establish the frequency and content for all design coordination workshops and progress meetings
* Produce the project specific Design Management Plan (DMP) and BIM Execution Plan (BEP) and monitor compliance
* Verify that all new design documentation is compliant, coordinated, affordable and buildable on a weekly basis in accordance with the DMP
* Assist in the commercial and technical review of specialist subcontract tender returns, establish interfaces and review alternative design
* Progress the discharge of all outstanding Planning Conditions and the approval of all Building Regulation matters
* Monitor the production and quality of all design documentation against the agreed Design Quality / Key Performance Indicators
* Obtain Design Reports from the primary and secondary designers to accompany the monthly CVRs
* Progress the approval of specified design certificates including, CDM, BREEAM, Secure by Design, etc.

Candidate will be expected to have a site presence either working on or visiting sites.
BSc or equivalent in a construction related technical subject such as Civil/Structural Engineering or Architecture.
Professional Membership:
MICE, MCIOB or equivalents
Mixed use development experience

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