Design Manager

Zoek Pin Guildford, Surrey, England

£45000 - £55000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

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About this Role:

Ambitious/experienced Design Manager required by the Surrey regional office of this busy Main contractor to take the lead and manage the design process for one of several education projects in the Surrey, Sussex and Kent areas. Initially based in the Guildford office, you will be involved in the preconstruction phase for a new build education scheme moving through the DfE framework.

Projects will typically range from £10m to £25m in value, largely on the DfE or SCF framework, also P22 and MoJ feature within the wider scope of works for the business.

Reporting to the Technical Director, and working with the preconstruction then Project Team, you will manage the design development and buildability aspects of schemes through client engagement meetings and the second stage preconstruction phase out to commencement on site; Thereafter you will work closely with the project delivery team throughout the construction phase.

Previous education sector experience would be advantageous for this role.

Duties will include:

*Management of the design development for projects, packages and sections of works;
*Chairing regular design team meetings;
*Management of consultant design team;
*Regular liaison with key clients, trusts and end users / heads of department;
*Engagement with and managing specialist sub-contractor design teams;
*Agreement of information required schedule; Ensuring key dates achieved;
*Dealing with local authorities to achieve planning permissions;
*Review of construction design information for buildability, compliance with contractors proposals, employers requirements, budget, current building legislation, etc;
*Identifying opportunities for value engineering where appropriate;
*Proactive issue resolution;
*Overall managing the smooth and timely delivery of detailed design information for procurement and construction throughout the preconstruction and build process.
*Management of other Design Managers and Design Coordinators.

About the Company/Client/Project:
The company is the busy South East Regional office of a national main contractor, with experience and a proven track record in the delivery of new build and refurbishment schemes in primary and secondary education, local authority, higher education faculty, healthcare and some leisure, sectors, etc in the Surrey, Sussex and Kent areas.

Turnover is circa £100m for the office which is located in Guildford with easy access from the A3M/M3.

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.
For this particular role, previous experience of delivering a scheme in the education sector would be advantageous.
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 (phone number removed) or send your CV to (url removed)

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

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