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Senior Design Manager

  • Location: Stockton-on-Tees
  • Salary: £55k - 75k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

Position Overview:
I am currently working with a client a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company with 140 years of experience. Focused on delivering projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence and water with values of up to £90mil.

They are currently looking for a Senior Design Manager who will aid in upkeeping their ethos of providing specialist design and build capabilities by delivering project management and integrating all aspects of the project.

The ideal candidate will lead and coordinate design processes for complex projects from tender to construction completion, utilizing construction expertise to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions and apply value engineering principles for effective construction phase management.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative design solutions in collaboration with the professional team and subcontractors.
  • Build client relationships from early concept stages, managing project expectations through regular communication.
  • Chair and document design team meetings and workshops to achieve cost-effective solutions aligned with procurement and construction activities.
  • Manage relationships with clients, subcontractors, and the project team, resolving queries effectively.
  • Understand the design management process, including risks and opportunities, and ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Evaluate and ensure compliance with Contractors Proposals and deliver compliant designs within set parameters.
  • Proactively apply value engineering principles throughout the design phase.
  • Develop and manage programmes for information production for procurement and construction purposes.
  • Review designs, identify potential construction issues, and resolve them with the design team and subcontractors.
  • Attend contractor selection interviews and review subcontract enquiries.
  • Appoint and vet the Design Team, ensuring clear role definitions and comprehensive services.


Requirements:

  • Proficiency in MS Office and collaborative platforms.
  • Site experience and technical construction knowledge.
  • Familiarity with Building Regulations, fire compartmentation, and sustainability standards.
  • Relevant degree and professional qualification.
  • Understanding of M&E design and interface with construction.


Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and car allowance.
  • 26 days annual leave with buy/sell options.
  • Private medical insurance and life assurance.
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%.
  • Volunteering opportunities and flexible working options.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and professional membership fees.
  • Flexible Benefits scheme, including critical illness insurance, dental insurance, and more.

 

As we strive to find the best fit for this position, we are seeking individuals with a minimum level of experience, training, and qualification. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as the ‘perfect’ candidate. If you feel you meet, or know someone that meets, 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you!

Apply directly to this role or reach out to contact Danielle Vermeer at danielle.vermeer@anderselite.com or call on 0113 205 1269.