design manager in salford

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£ 45,000 per year
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salford, north west
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construction & property
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£ 45,000 per year
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job description

Design Manager, to be based in the North West region of our construction business. With a proven record of managing all design aspects of a project from tender through to completion, you will be expected to work within a project team of all disciplines from bid stage through to practical completion.

This is a site based role and you will be required to work on live contracts within the North West region.

About the role
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Preparing formal progress reports on the design process.
- Maintaining a professional approach with clients and their professional teams, sub-contractors and suppliers
- Developing 3D design and BIM technology

Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate;
- 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.
- Demonstrable experience of, and aptitude for, managing the design process for a contractor.
- Knowledge of 3D design / BIM technology and a desire to develop this further
- A proactive approach, enthusiasm for co-ordinating and motivating people.
- Excellent communication skills, both at the personal level and more formal reporting level.
- A degree qualification or equivalent and CIOB or equivalent

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


design management



educational requirements

BEng civil engineering