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Job Title: DESIGN MANAGER-East Anglia
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Anglia
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 10356
Contact Name: Ash
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 14, 2016 14:44

Job Description

To manage the design of complex projects (£1m - £20m) from tender stage through to the completion of the construction phase.
To utilise construction knowledge and experience to develop innovative and cost effective design solutions in conjunction with the design team, apply value engineering principles to ensure best value for all parties, and ensure an effective construction phase by applying an understanding of site management practices, risks, costs and co-ordination. To manage the design delivery to meet the requirements of the construction programme.

• Develop innovative design solutions to client's briefs with input from the professional team and subcontractors;
• Develop relationships with clients during early concept stages; manage expectations of the project through regular communication and discussions regarding requirements and specifications;
• Manage the relationship for the whole project team - with the client, subcontractors and professional team and resolve any queries;
• Identify and check contents for Contractors Proposals, qualifications list, design information and marketing documentation to accompany the tender;
• Adopt a proactive approach to value engineering throughout the design phase, by keeping up to date with latest construction techniques and legislation;
• Review the design on an ongoing basis, identify potential interface problems & practicalities in construction, and resolve with the design team and specialist subcontractors where appropriate;
• Ensure a smooth handover of the project to the project team, by becoming involved in the initial stages of project management on site, if required;
• Attend Contractor selection interviews, including preparation beforehand;
• Thoroughly appraise tender documentation when received to identify risk, opportunity, insufficient information, inadequate or incorrect design;
• Oversee the subcontract enquiries to subcontractor designed packages;
• Vet the Design Team. Ensuring terms and conditions of appointment/novation are acceptable, lead designer role is defined and all services we would normally expect are included;
• Manage the design team throughout the project and hold design team meetings as appropriate;
• Assist with Bid Management/Tender from first enquiry through to award of contract.
• Be aware of business continuity processes via Line Manager. 

• Competent user of MS packages e.g. Outlook, Excel, Word;
• Experience of Power project, Asta similar (desirable);
• Experience of working on a wide range of construction sectors (highly desirable);
• Well developed Technical Construction knowledge;
• Knowledge of current Building Regulations;
• Knowledge of BREEAM and its management (desirable);
• Knowledge of BIM and its implementation (desirable);
• Ability to communicate with a range of people at all levels, both verbally and in writing;
• Adaptable and flexible;
• Ability to plan, organise and project manage;
• Analytical problem solver;
• Client and customer focused in order to build productive relationships;
• Ability to make reasoned and informed judgements and decisions;
• Ability to work independently and also in a team environment;
• Effective leadership skills.
All above attributes are essential unless otherwise stated.

To be considered for the role please apply with an updated CV.