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Design Manager – General Construction
A national Contractor is currently looking to appoint a Design Manager to be based on site/out of their office in West Yorkshire working on projects throughout the region. The company operates in various sectors including Education, Healthcare, Industrial, Commercial, Retail Heritage and Leisure.
As a Design Manager you will be responsible for managing the design process from pre planning to detailed design stage on projects ranging from £10-£50million.
Duties will include:
Arrange and Chair Design Meetings with consultants and development team
Attend and assist in briefing the Construction Project Team
Assist with early design production, pre-start planning condition discharge, drainage, highway and other statutory approvals as required
Instruct Consultants to undertake strategic designs and critique of outline plans
Brief and engage Specialist Consultants/suppliers to undertake specialist reports for planning, then review and critique and manage risks to resolution.
Review Tender Documentation
Compile all the information and complete the Tender Design Checklist prior to handover to the Estimator for pricing
Obtain and review various quotations from specialist Subcontractors
Identify Risks and assist with the resolution of these risks.
Review design drawings in accordance with Building Regulations
Review design proposals from internal and external consultants ensuring most competitive and effective solution arrived at
Support Procurement Department in evaluation of alternative design solutions offered by subcontractorsThe successful candidate must have previous experience working for a reputable a main contractor in a design management related position on projects up to £50m in value.
Qualifications & Experience:
Minimum HND qualification
Commercial acumen with a detailed understanding of the project costs
Proven experience of managing professional consultants
Thorough understanding of the design development process
Broad construction/design experience
Proven experience of forging strong working relationships with internal and external customers
Working knowledge of Building Regulations and other good practice design guidance
Excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft Word/Excel
Excellent planning and programming skills
Experience with BIM and 3D Design
In return for your skills my client offers an attractive salary plus company car/car allowance and an extensive company benefits scheme.
If you are interested in this role and would like to have a confidential chat, please contact Ryan Hayes at Fawkes & Reece on (phone number removed) or email your CV to (url removed)