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Design Manager - St Albans

  • Salary: £60000.00 - £70000 per annum
  • Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH374643_1514894394

Job description

DESIGN MANAGER - PERMANENT ROLE - ST ALBANS

I am currently working with a leading Construction client who need to build upon their resources to serve the Oxfordshire area. They are therefore looking to recruit a Design Manager. This person needs to have 5-10 years' experience in the construction industry, with at least 5 in the role of Design Manager. A strong technical background would be advantageous.

Their Regional office is located in St Albans and you would normally be expected to operate from there at the pre-construction stage until contract award and then be site based for the duration of the project. You would work within a project team of up to 25 people, led by Construction or Project Manager.

About the role
* Review tender documentation; establish tender deliverables, assign ownership and delivery date in conjunction with bid-co-ordination team.
* Generate initial design queries from the documentation review for client team response.
* Assist with appointment of design consultants
* Work with the designers to establish deliverables for pricing and for submissions
* Arrange design audits / compliance checks.
* Helping to manage our interface with the design team, the design development process and the interface with specialist sub-contract design.
* Maintaining a professional approach with clients and their professional teams, sub-contractors and suppliers
* Assisting with bid writing, review and preparation of tender submission documents
* Developing detailed deliverable schedules for each design discipline and co-ordinating these with our procurement and construction programmes.
* Helping to ensure designs are developed within the constraints of the contract, the requirements of the output specification and the commercial objectives.
* Managing the design submittal requirements to the client representatives, design team and third parties such as building control.
* Organising and minuting design co-ordination workshops and progress meetings with the design team and sub-contractors and ensuring that design risk assessments are produced.
* Overseeing the document control process, supported by a document controller.
* Tracking and co-ordinating design queries as they arise and ensuring they are put through to the relevant design professional for a response in good time.

Who are we looking for?
* An understanding of the construction process and RIBA Work stages through design to on site construction and handover.
* A well organised working style, an interest in design and an aptitude for managing the design process for a main contractor.
* An understanding of the important commercial issues during the design development process.
* A proactive approach, be an enthusiastic co-ordinator and motivator.
* A personality that makes working within a large team attractive.
* Good communication skills, both at the personal level and more formal reporting level.
* A good knowledge of the processes involved at ITT and PITT stages of an education framework would be
* BSc or other further education qualification

Competitive salary and benefits package on offer as well as providing continuing learning and development opportunities within a creative and considerate work environment.

If you are interested in this role, please apply ensuring your CV is fully up to date an I will be in touch.

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