Design Manager

February 11, 2019
Staines, United Kingdom
Job Type
Ref No
£55 – 65k plus package


About this Role:

Ambitious/experienced Design Manager required by the South East region of this leading national contractor to manage the design process for a new build school project in Staines, Middlesex, as part of a batch on the ESFA framework.

Currently in late second stage preconstruction, the enabling works are due to start in March, with the main works for the scheme due to commence in April for an 18month + build programme until late 2020.

This is a secured £25m project as one of a batch of three schemes for the DfE.

Reporting initially to the Preconstruction Director and Project Director you will be responsible for:

Management of the design development for the scheme;

Chairing regular design team meetings;

Management of consultant design team;

Regular liaison with client, architect, consultants and the construction team;

Agreement of information required schedule; Ensuring key dates achieved;

Review of construction design information for buildability, compliance with contractors proposals, employers requirements, budget, current building legislation, etc;

Identifying opportunities for value engineering opportunities where appropriate;

Proactive issue resolution;

Managing specialist sub-contractor design teams;

Overall managing the smooth and timely delivery of detailed design information for procurement and construction throughout the build process to completion in late 2020.

About the Company/Client/Project:

The company is a leading national main contractor, with experience and a proven track record in the delivery of complex new build schemes in secondary education, higher education, commercial offices, senior living, leisure centres and hotels ranging from £20m to £50m in the Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey areas.

Turnover is circa £100m for the office, with a regional base close to the M3 in Hampshire.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

Either from an Engineering/Construction delivery or Architectural background, you will possess excellent technical and commercial knowledge, a keen understanding of construction methodology, materials and systems, procurement lead in times, etc. 

You will have excellent communication and negotiations skills, strong planning and problem solving ability, initiative and a positive approach.  In terms of character, you will be a highly driven, positive and ambitious individual able to work well within a large team dynamic.

You will ideally have a proven track record of successful project delivery with a recognised Main Contractor in a Design Coordination / Design Management role.

High standards, attention to detail and the drive to deliver on programme, specification and budget will be very well rewarded with excellent salary, benefits, promotional and development prospects. 

For more information on this contract please contact Martin Olney on 02380 682 662 or send your CV to

alltek specialise in build vacancies and is a leading Recruitment Consultancy in Southampton.

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