Design Manager

Job Type
Permanent and full time
Potters Bar
Date Posted
22nd June 2018
Closing Date
31st January 2019

Job Description Expand

  • Preparation of design budgets for inclusion in tender submissions.
  • Manage the project design team to ensure design output achieves the agreed budget and programme.
  • Produce, monitor and adjust, as may be required, Design programmes reflecting the required timely production of design output. Monitor, control and report on the expenditure of design budgets at monthly CVR meetings.
  • Allocation and adjustment, as may be necessary, of staff and sub-contracted resources to ensure design output meets project requirements in consultation with the Company’s Operation’s Managers
  • Understand the design output requirements of the Company’s Projects with respect to tendered scope of works, selection of suitable materials and systems, taking into account Specified requirements, National and International Standards, Building Regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and good practice within our special sector of construction.
  • Consider the project specific design in respect of the Company’s Statutory obligations under the CDM Regulations.
  • Compliance with the Company’s Documented Quality Management System to ISO 9001. Ensure that recorded regular internal reviews are undertaken and that the level of checks carried out on design output is commensurate with risk profile of the project.
  • Liaison with external Consultants and Sub-Contract Designers as is necessary to ensure the design output is adequate for the purposes intended and is being produced in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Contribute to the prompt resolution of design related problems that may arise on Contracts and for which the Company’s Project Managers require approved designs to be re-considered.
  • Contribute to the recruitment and development of human resource within the Department in consultation with the Director who has executive responsibility for the Department.
  • Carry out Performance Reviews with members of the Design Office Team
  • From time to time carry out related functions as may be required by any of the Company’s Directors.
  • Ensure design is carried out in a collaborative manner, especially with supply chain and customer partners in accordance with BS11000.
  • Allocation of design resource to a project as may be required to meet an agreed programme and changes to allocated resource in order to meet short term requirements for the Company’s projects.
  • Agreement with the Customer or his representative that design output generated by the Company is acceptable, following review and written acceptance by the Customer or his representative.
  • Variation of design output subject to written instructions from a Customer or his representative’s and the maintenance of a written record of the change.
  • Authority to instruct the procurement of materials subject to checking by another member of the Design Office team where this is considered necessary.
  • Agreement to Staff holiday requirements.
  • Approval of Training expenditure in line with agreed training requirements and approved budgets.
  • Agreement to staff overtime requests.

Personal Description Expand

To be a successful candidate you will need to demonstrate the ability to lead a team whilst being organised, enthusiastic and showing a strong attention to detail. If this sounds like you please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.


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