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Design Manager

Location Luton
Job type Permanent
Posted 5th November 2020

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Design Manager – Luton, Bedfordshire

Our client are a long established, privately owned contractor based in Luton, Bedfordshire

They specialise in both commercial and residential schemes throughout the Home Counties

Due to growth they are currently seeking an experienced Design Manager to join their team

The successful candidate will be key to the business. Your input will have a substantial impact on the company and  so a driven and innovative personality is crucial.

They have a solid client base and great working relationships, built upon their ethos to work with clients to achieve the best results. Clients call them to ask them to work on their schemes

Our client has many long standing employees achieved through their recognition of the importance of valuing and developing their staff

The role Design Manager, Luton, Bedfordshire

The design management role is primarily a management role –  you will be leading and  managing a design team and focusing them through the various stages of preconstruction into detailed design.

You will be dealing with the whole process, closing out risks and moving things forward under challenging deadlines.

You will primarily be working on residential schemes

You will create and manage programmes and understand critical path

You will be interfacing with all disciplines within the business – estimating, commercial and ops

You will be reporting accurately on a fortnightly basis

You will be constantly challenging designers and ensuring good value, practical design

Coordination of the design including CDP

You will be controlling design costs and measuring design development against tender budgets

The right person – Design Manager

The right person for this role will have strong Design Management experience coupled with an in-depth understanding of technical issues

To be suitable for this role you must have worked as a Design Manager on residential schemes with a contractor or a developer and have experience of leading multiple schemes

In addition you will have:

  • Project Management and leadership skills
  • A good knowledge of the Planning process, Adoptions, NHBC, Building Regs ,Party Walls, Sewer Authorities and Stats
  • The ability to procure and agree scopes for all design/ sub-design consultants

Working hours 8-5

In return you will receive a salary of £50-60k + a competitive benefits package which includes a generous car allowance or company car, pension, bonus, tailored career / progression plan and healthcare

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