Design Sector

Design Manager

  • Permanent
  • Loughton
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Salary:
  • £75,000

The Company:

Our client specialise in refurbishment and new build projects up to £7,000,000 in both the public and private sectors. Their experience and success with Design & Build contracts has grown significantly in recent years and they are now looking to recruit an experienced and competent                                     Design Manager to strengthen their delivery team in this area of the business.

The Role:                

As a Design Manager your responsibilities will include:

Analysing the project requirement, then in conjunction with the operational delivery team, appointing and managing the design teams across all disciplines of the contract.

Managing and controlling the design delivery team and Release Schedule to align with the contract and procurement programmes in conjunction with the commercial and operation delivery teams.

Utilising your construction knowledge and experience to develop innovative and cost effective design solutions in conjunction with the design and operational teams, applying value engineering principles to ensure best value is achieved.

Ensuring the design team produce the right quality, compliant and timely proposals for their respective disciplines against the design criteria set in the contract and Employer’s Requirements and to satisfy Planning Conditions and Building Regulations.

Developing and maintaining a strong working relationship with the Client and their design team to build confidence and trust in the Ark Build brand.

Working closely with the operational and commercial delivery team throughout to maximise project efficiency.

Training and managing junior staff to promote career development within the company.

The Candidate:        

A strong candidate will ideally have a construction design background and:

Proven experience working for a contractor or surveying practice in a similar role.

A degree or HND in construction management, design or surveying.

Sound technical construction and building services knowledge developed through education and experience.

An ability to work closely with members of the operational and commercial teams and a strong personality to ensure that right decisions are made for efficient project delivery.

An understanding of site management practices, risks and costs and the nous to ensure that the design team produce practical and economic information.

Excellent IT skills including CAD, Project Commander or similar, Excel and Word.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Effective leadership and management skills.


This position offers an excellent opportunity to a talented candidate who will be rewarded with a package commensurate with ability and experience and a real opportunity for career progression.

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