About the Client: Our client is one of London’s largest privately owned property development and management groups overseeing residential, hospitality, mixed-use, and commercial projects across London, the Home Counties, and the Midlands.

They have over a £4 billion portfolio of over 7,520 homes and 325,236 square feet of commercial developments under construction.


About the role: Our client is currently recruiting a Design Coordinator to join their established design coordination department. The successful Design Coordinator will be responsible for liaising with a number of internal and external stakeholders to deliver the tender and construction drawings in line with the procurement and construction programmes.  The successful Design Coordinator will be heavily involved with the Traditional House Building department of our business, so experience within House Building is vital.


About the Responsibilities:

  • Report on any risks, slippages in the issuing of information against programme, lack of coordination on the drawing and specification received from the design team and D&B subcontractors.
  • Liaise with M&E Coordinator to ensure coordination of M&E information and distribution of information on site.
  • Actively maintain the drawing and specification received on site from the design team, consultants, and subcontractors.
  • Issue buying and procurement departments with information packages for quantifying, tendering, and purchasing equipment and materials for site.
  • Liaise with the sales department and/or development manager to ensure the clients sales spec is delivered on site. Notify line manager of any changes in the design pack that does not reflect the agreed sales specification.
  • Maintain the building control and new home warranty tracker and monitor the design team to ensure the comments/conditions are dealt with then released. Coordinate site inspections with the site team and monitor reports / actions.
  • Ensure designer risk assessments and residual risk evaluations have been done by the design team and are filled, acting as the principal designer.
  • Maintain knowledge of the changes/updates to current legislation and regulation which affects the design team and site processes.

About the requirements:

  • Successful track record of leading complex design projects, proven ability to define and implement the right strategy depending on the circumstances and requirements.
  • An understanding of modern and traditional construction techniques including piling, RC and Timber Frame structures, traditional brick and block loadbearing structures, cladding systems, mechanical and electrical services, fit-out trades.
  • An understanding of preconstruction activities including town and country planning, design management, site investigations, party wall awards, procurement, and tendering procedures.
  • Mental and intellectual toughness to confront and solve problems, often through others as well as by themselves.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, Design/Graphic Packages, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (Architect/Engineer background) would be beneficial but not essential.

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