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Nicola Dawson

Date Posted: 31-Jan-19


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Design Manager

Salford, UK


Competitive salary


Design Manager – Manchester 

One of the country’s leading and well respected Construction companies are recruiting a Design Manager, to be based in the North West region of England. With a proven record of managing all design aspects of a project, ranging from tender to completion, you will be expected to work within a project team of all disciplines from bid stage through to practical completion.

You will be expected to travel to the regional office in Salford and will be required to work on live contracts within the North West region.

The position:

  • Working with the tender team to develop the Contractor’s Proposals document
  • Managing the design team, the design development process and the interface with specialist sub-contract design
  • Preparing formal progress reports on the design process.
  • Ensuring designs develop in accordance with the requirements of the design, procurement & construction programmes and company procedures.
  • Managing the document control process, supported by a document controller.
  • Organising and chairing design co-ordination and design progress meetings with the design team and sub-contractors and ensuring that design risk assessments are produced.
  • Ensuring designs are developed within the constraints of the contract, the requirements of the output specification and the commercial objectives.
  • Co-ordinating the whole design process and working closely with the client, employer’s representatives, design team and legislative bodies.
  • Maintaining a professional approach with clients and their professional teams, sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Developing 3D design and BIM technology

Key Requirements:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of, and aptitude for, managing the design process for a contractor.
  • A degree qualification or equivalent and CIOB or equivalent
  • Knowledge of 3D design / BIM technology and a desire to develop this further
  • A full understanding of the construction process from inception, through design to on site construction and handover.
  • A good understanding of the planning and technical skills necessary to undertake the role and to be able to manage the commercial control and review of the design development process.
  • Experience of working on both Single and Two Stage Procurement routes.
  • Have confidence to make decisions and from time to time work to challenging timescales during the delivery phases of the contract.
  • A proactive approach, enthusiasm for co-ordinating and motivating people.
  • Excellent communication skills, both at the personal level and more formal reporting level.
  • Knowledge of 3D design / BIM technology and a desire to develop this further
  • Full and clean Driving Licence.

For more information, please email your CV to n.dawson@oandb.co.uk or call Nicola on 0161 457 2380


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