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Kieran Harte

Group MD

Design Manager

  • Listed: 07 Feb 2024
  • Building & Construction
  • London
  • £55-75k
Design Manager | Main Contractor | London
About the Client: SSA are recruiting on behalf of a Design & Build Contractor who are a leading name in the industry. The company has been established for over 40 years and has a track record of delivering high density city centre schemes, often as mixed-use projects or as stand-alone buildings. They are involved in traditional and design and build projects for both the public and private sectors.
About the Role: Reporting to the Contracts Director, as Design Manager you be responsible for the coordination of all project disciplines in conjunction with the project team, managing the design and ultimately delivering a high-quality job on programme
About the Repsosnisbilties:
  • To produce, agree and manage, with all relevant parties, the design programme and design information flow. Ensure these are incorporated into the overall construction programme.
  • To manage the design approval process, including drawings, technical submittals, and samples through workflows. Monitor and contribute to client PM team.
  • Create and manage the information release schedule, RFIs and input to the change control process.
  • Liaise with design team consultants, sub-contractors, company team to lead the design process to produce accurate information in line with the agreed ER’s specifications, design and cost plan.
  • Monitor and review design team consultants and sub-contractors resources to ensure the programme dates are met in accordance with the information release schedule.
  • To work in collaboration with the project team and client, clients’ advisors, and appointed consultants.
  • Manage the production and coordination of the Contractor Design Proposals.
  • Arrange and chair relevant design workshops, technical reviews, and issue actions.
  • Collate and review tender packs along with the QS team.
  • Assist the appointment of consultants, input & review the consultant scope of services. Develop the design responsibility matrix. Identify any scope gaps and address with the client team.
  • Assisting with the strategic link between the design department, commercial team and site;
  • Assisting of discharging of planning conditions in parallel with the design team;
  • Produce accurate, consistent and professional records, reports and general information;
  • Ensure the product meets customer expectation in relation to build and finish;
  • Building Control Approved Regulations – management of the building control, inspection, quality control.
  • Create, coach and implement a QA recording system on site with the input from the site team.
  • Any other duties as required by management.
About the Requirements;
  • A Degree / HND in a construction related discipline such as architecture, construction management, construction project management, design management or architectural technology.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the construction industry.
  • A creative drive and keen eye for innovative ideas and trends.
  • Proven ability of working on several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to adapt and work flexibly and produce quality projects consistently.
  • Commercially aware with extensive knowledge of all disciplines involved in the construction process including quantity surveying and procurement.
  • Ability to resolve issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Excellent analytical, decision making and organisational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety and other regulatory matters.
  • IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.

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