Design Manager

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  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: up to £60,000
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Sector: Construction
  • Sector: Residential Development
  • Job Ref: MJO/9344

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Cardiff

We are currently working with one of the UK’s best known contractors to recruit a Design Manager to join their office based team working on a mixed use schemes across South Wales and the West. As a Design Manager, you will be managing the design process from inception to completion of the works, ensuring that the design meets the employer’s criteria, that the design is coordinated and delivered to meet the time and budgetary constraints of the design and the construction process giving due regard to cost in use and life cycle costing and buildability issues

The successful candidate will be involved in reviewing design proposals from internal and external consultants ensuring the most competitive and effective solution is arrived at, while supporting the Procurement Department in evaluation of alternative design solutions offered by subcontractors.  Reviewing payments with the commercial team to ensure that payments to consultants are done correctly reflect the work undertaken or reports or design information has been produced in line with the payment schedules would also be a part of the Design Managers remit.

The ideal candidate will be a Design Manager who is comfortable to work off their own initiative with experience of working on high rise, mixed use developments. Candidates will require a knowledge of AutoCAD design software and Adobe Acrobat with strong time management. Strong communication skills are essential, as is the ability to coordinate outside consultancies and agencies. We are interested in speaking to applicants from both an engineering or architectural background.

Applicants MUST have at least 5  years’ post qualification experience as a Technical/Design Manager, Architect or Civil/Structural Engineer with a major UK based Residential Developer, UK based Contractor, Architectural Practice or Engineering Consultancy and have a proven track record of delivery on mixed use developments.

This opportunity is paying up to £60,000 plus package.

This particular role will be especially of interest to career minded individuals who are frustrated and undervalued in their current position.

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