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Senior Design Coordinator

  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Car package, bonus and pension
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 months ago

  • Sector: Residential
  • Contact: Paul Wilkinson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 23 November 2023
  • Job Ref: 403693PWI

My client has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Design Coordinator to join their team in the South Midlands area. My client is a top UK national housebuilder with a 5 star rating who work on a mixture of new build housing and retirement village projects.   

As the Senior Design Coordinator, you will be responsible for acting on behalf of the Head of Design in providing a close liaison between pre-tender and contract activities on allocated assignments and to lead and manage the design process, co-ordinating design between the members of the project team utilising allocated staff where appropriate

Key Responsibilities

  • Study and understand tender documentation, attend tender design team meetings convened by the Estimator and contribute to the tender design process through innovative ideas, experience, and materials/methods research.
  • Comment and advise the Estimator on the preparation of tender enquiries for principal materials and subcontract works in accordance with the brief and assist the estimator in the adjudication of principal subcontract tender quotations.
  • Assist the Estimator in the preparation of cost estimates in accordance with the Company standard procedures.
  • Assist the Estimator in the preparation of tender submission documents and ensure compliance with approved format.
  • Ensure the correct distribution of pre-contract documentation and correspondence to the Design Team and Design Subcontractors.
  • Carry out design and environmental risk analysis where required.
  • Prepare and monitor a comprehensive fee schedule for all design and consultancy services required.
  • Monitor costs and specification on key materials and services to ensure compliance with the tender cost plan, brief and specification and consider the implication of amendments to design in terms of cost, specification, programme, and client requirement.
  • Research and advise on suitability of products, components, and services to the project team.
  • Ensure complete records of all drawings, details and correspondence are maintained, ensure that all interested parties receive copies, and that a full archive set of design information is retained.
  • Convene and chair Design Team meetings and ensure an appropriate record of action points is recorded, distributed, and monitored to a conclusion.
  • Manage and review the design development process ensuring value engineering & buildability are considered at all stages.
  • Attend site meetings on behalf of the Project Design Leader and record all appropriate matters for the benefit of the Project Design Leader. Official minutes of meetings will only be taken by the Design and Construct Co-ordinator if agreed in advance.
  • Assist in the preparation, approval and distribution of the Health and Safety File/ Operating and Maintenance Manual.
  • Ensure agreed Terms of Engagement for Consultants and proof of PI insurance are in place prior to first payment, for all design team consultants.
  • Monitor, review, and comment on currently employed Consultants and refer to the Project Design Leader.
  • Ensure signed Subcontract and Consultant Collateral Warranty Documents and proof of PI insurance are in place before the first payment due.
  • Prepare and agree an information release schedule with principle design team members, in line with procurement and construction programme.
  • Manage the delivery of design information against the agreed release schedule.
  • To ensure construction issue design information is distributed to the correct parties and approvals obtained (where appropriate) in accordance with the programme and design procurement schedule.
  • Responsible for the management of design information to allow timely discharge of all planning conditions.
  • Set up, monitor, and maintain a design stage programme and/or information required schedule (IRS) as appropriate.
  • To ensure timely registration with warranty providers i.e. NHBC, Robust Details and Building Regulation Application.
  • To ensure timely completion and issue of technical assessments, CfSH/BREEAM information, warranties, certificates and the like.
  • Review and provide technical comment on preliminary drawings and manage the progression to construction issue.
  • Agree the extent of and manage the release of information to the client team for sign off / approval purposes.
  • Assist in the scoping of works packages.
  • Manage the development and co-ordination of the subcontract design portions.

Experience and qualifications

  • Experience on Social/affordable Housing and private spec housing projects
  • Experience in traditional construction and timber frame construction
  • Managing designers and other consultants.
  • Proven ability of delivering design for projects on time, to budget and quality standards with high customer satisfaction results.
  • Computer literate.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Good time management with ability to multitask.
  • Professional aptitude and appearance at all times.
  • Ability to make decisions within authority.
  • Able to lead and work as a team member.
  • Driven to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Experienced in analysing problems and delivering solutions.
  • Communicates clearly with confidence at all levels.
  • Construction/design related further education.
  • Construction/design related HNC/HND/Degree.
  • Member of Professional Body CIOB/RIBA/RICS.
  • Relevant CSCS card.

Salary and Package

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 days per annum
  • Private Healthcare
  • Company contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Support with a professional membership
  • Denplan,
  • GymFlex

This is a superb opportunity to join an established but growing business working with opportunity for career progression. For more information on this role please contact Paul Wilkinson on the number supplied or via email on