Design Manager

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The Design Manager Task is to manage all the processes in relation to producing a set of drawings using their organisational skills to bring together architects, structural engineers, services engineers along with specialist designers and sub-contractors, with the aim of producing a coordinated design. You will be expected to take on project work in small groups and get a feel for working in teams and communicating clearly and effectively.


Reports to Managing Director and Commercial Director



Key Responsibilities

Managing the design process using his/her commercial, contractual, programme/time awareness and technical expertise.

Producing drawings for specialist bespoke joinery items for client review and approval.

Drawings management of sub-contractors. Reviewing sub-contractor’s drawings prior to approval by client design team.

Producing and updating RFI schedules for the project and to communicate and distribute the relevant information to the various sub-contractors.

Supporting, understanding and advising the client as to the requirements and his/her obligations in the development of a building design.

Encouraging and inspiring design consultants to produce their best work using their full flair, experience, resources and talents in a cost-effective way.

Ensuring the design process recognises current legislation, standards and codes of practice, where appropriate.

Ensuring design information is of the right quality and keeps pace with project timescales.

Striving to eliminate health and safety risks in the design and financial risks during construction.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

5 GCSEs (A-C Grade) or equivalent (it’s useful if you’ve taken subjects such as maths, science, geography, information technology or design technology)

A BTEC in Building Studies, Building Engineering or Building Management or a HNC / HND / Degree in Construction Management or Architecture (including an industrial placement).

A minimum of three years’ experience of managing elements of construction projects.

Further qualifications can include membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) or Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).