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Cian Cashman

Recruitment Consultant

Design Manager - London

  • Listed: 12 Feb 2024
  • MEP Contracts
  • London
Design Manager - London
SSA are currently working with a Leading M&E contractor based in London searching for a Design Manager. Based in London and reporting to the Design and Engineering Director you will be responsible for the effective performance of the design team and its ability to deliver design projects for the business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to the design teams’ overall strategy and resource plan production of all design deliverables.
  • Works with the lead engineers to ensure resourcing, task delegation and quality control measures are being implemented correctly.
  • Responsible for the teams’ work winning assistance resourcing and timely delivery of review input.
  • Responsible for design cost control on all projects to ensure it is monitored and reported, where potential for cost overrun exists put mitigation proposals in place to limit overspend.
  • Leads the planning and implementation of the QA & design verification process for external 3rd party consultants’ design deliverables across our other HES projects.
  • The creation and future development of the companies’ Design Project Management Pathway QA procedure for both internal and 3rd party design deliverables.
  • Ensures that the concept designs from which we inherit is technically reviewed for suitability prior to design.
  • Ensures control measures are in place to ensure they are corrected if the design proves unsuitable or non-compliant.
  • Actively challenges (internal & external) design production and output deliverables with efficiency and best value in mind to increase profitability for the business.
  • From bid inception to design completion, contributes to the de-risking of projects by reviewing and ensuring the correct input is provided into the project R&O schedule.
  • Actively tracks & formally communicates change and ensures it is implemented properly.
  • The Design Manager also has a role to play in assisting the business in dealing with technical project challenges and/or legacy issues.
  • To communicate regularly with the team members generally but more importantly the requirement to regularly report on progress in an agreed formal format to the Design & Engineering Director monthly.
  • Report as and when necessary to meet business needs regarding events or items of note for which the Design & Engineering Director should need to be aware of or be required to contribute too.
  • Ensuring that all team members have and contribute to their professional development plans and facilitate the business’ responsibilities to realise these plans from a training, learning and development and exposure point of view.
  • Nurture talent within the team and coach and encourage them to grow and develop their skills, behaviours and ultimately level of responsibility.
  • Requirements
  • A minimum of 10 years design specific MEP Building Services industry experience within the UK. This must include a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a senior leadership role (building services specific, design manager, engineering manager or similar).
  • A thorough understanding of all BSRIA work stages is essential.
  • Proven experience of maintaining positive trusted relationships with internal and external clients through effective delivery/ communication with a track record of optimising future opportunities and business profitability.
  • Able to develop and maintain relationships with all other business departments personnel whilst promoting design capability and profile within the business.
  • Ability to improve the visibility of the design team, its members and its capabilities by assisting them to interact with other departments also.


Relevant Software:
  • Navis Works (essential)
  • Hevacomp/Cymap
  • Amtech,
  • Relux/Dialux
  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • MagiCAD
  • IES/TAS/SAP calculation software (desirable)


Ideal Candidate:
  • Qualified to HNC level as a minimum in Building Services or similar is essential.
  • A degree in Building Services or similar desirable but not essential.
  • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent.
  • 5+ years in a similar position

What my client Offers:
  • Attractive  package circa £75k - £100k
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Holiday buying scheme
  • Additional holidays for time served
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Pension
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Employee benefits, discounts and assistance programs
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