Senior Design Manager


Location: Reading, Berkshire, England

Salary: GBP90,000 - GBP110,000

Contract: Permanent

Apply By: 12/10/2022


The Company

A well established construction and engineering contractor with over 150 years in the industry and a company turnover in excess of £1bn. Our client carries out engineering and construction projects in various sectors including healthcare, residential, commercial, education, heritage & defence. The company has aspirations to become Britain's Best Builder, proving this by their participation in building some of Britain's most recognizable projects and buildings

The Project

A major new build, multi use, scheme in Reading. The overall development will deliver 1000 new homes as well as retail / leisure facilities and commercial office space.

For this role it is essential that you carry the following skills as a minimum;

* Excellent presentation skills
* Ability to multitask and prioritize projects
* Strong communication and attention to details

It is also essential that you hold the experience below;

* Extensive background with 5 years minimum experience in a Design Management position
* A proven track record of success on major projects with a build value in excess of £100m+

The Role

* Job Title: Senior Design Manager
* Job Type: Permanent
* Project: £100m+Major, New Build, Multi Use Development, Reading
* Reporting to: Regional Design Manager


* Managing technical drawings and plans
* Working with operations and pre-con teams
* Identifying efficiencies, risks and opportunities
* Ensure that the design is compliant with the brief
* Provide a turnkey design service during the pre and post contract
* Developing and maintaining the projects design management plan
* Develop innovative design solutions to clients briefs with input from the design team
* Ensure full compliance with all relevant codes and standards including Building Regulations
* Liaise with all members of the development team, from consultants to the sub-contractors
* Managing external figures in order to arrange; fee proposals, appointments and variations
* Bringing together architects, structural and service engineers, specialist designers and BIM technicians to create coordinated designs
* Identifying and managing risks and opportunities through value engineering and on-going technical awareness
* Providing management and support to the project design team and delegating tasks to team members according to their specific competencies
* On-going review to identifying the most cost efficient way to deliver the required level of functionality and recommending possible alternatives for proposed construction details and systems to reduce costs
* Utilising strong communication skills to build positive relationships with clients, consultants and external agencies throughout the project process and ensuring a full understanding of their objectives and KPIs

The successful candidate will receive an excellent salary plus benefits package. For more information or to apply please call James Shorte - Associate Director or Emily O'Grady - Executive Senior Resourcer on 0113 203 1245


+ competitive package

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