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Project/Design Manager

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £60k - 65k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 12 months ago

  • Sector: Architecture, Construction
  • Contact: Mark Warrington
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01618327577
  • Expiry Date: 07 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 397162MWN

A Leading design consultancy is looking for a site based project/design manager for a large scheme in central Manchester

The project is currently at RIBA Stage 4/5 we are looking for a talented project manager, with design and people management skills to take the project forwards into RIBA Stage 5 in conjunction with the Management Contractor.

The current team of 15 consists of Project Partner, five Group Leads and supporting architects, technicians and architectural assistants.

You will have 5+ years of architectural design and delivery experience in the UK, ideally in heritage buildings of over £25m. The role will be site-based for a minimum of 3 days per week in central Manchester

Skills and Qualifications:

• Construction professional 10+ years of architectural design management and delivery experience in the UK

• Previous experience of design and delivery of large complex projects through RIBA Stages 4 & 5

• Previous experience of heritage projects through design and construction stages an advantage

• Previous experience of working directly with contractors and managing delivery of Works Packages

• Excellent presentation, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, effective client and consultant relationship skills and ability to collaboratively work with diverse teams

• Proven ability to manage multiple packages and multiple deadlines

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage, deliver and be accountable for design and construction information release

• Day-to-day design management of project design deliverables including managing internal team and consultants

• Define and agree the work package structure, programme and associated outputs as required with Group Leads and Management Contractor Design Manager

• Develop a detailed integrated design programme that identifies design information release, regularly review programme and monitor progress

• Provide regular progress reports summarising progress to date, specifying any decisions or authorisations required

• Manage resources closely to ensure deliverables and programme are met, ensuring team are prioritising work appropriately.

• Comply with established project controls, assurance and reporting procedure across all activities set out in the Project Execution Plan (PEP)

• Support the team in the early warning procedure and risk reduction process, support in the development of change control.

• External Interface with client body, Management Contractor & Design Team

• Direct interface with Management Contractor’s Design Manager

• Attendance at Project Progress Meetings, Design Team Meetings, Stakeholder Meetings

• Attendance at Design Co-ordination Meetings, Management Contractor Package Pricing/ Procurement Meetings

For more information please contact Mark Warringotn on 0161 829 3964