Design Manager                                Bedfordshire                         £55k

About the Client: Our client provides design and build valued engineering foundations solutions from their in house team of chartered structural & geotechnical engineers. Their service offering covers, Piling, Groundworks & Civils, Reinforced concrete foundations and structures.   

About the Role:  As Design Manager you will be responsible for the detailed structural design functions of secured projects within the business, reporting directly to companies Pre-Construction Director.

  • Solving engineering challenges using extensive detailed design experience and knowledge of the relevant design codes & CDM requirements.
  • Reviewing design information issued by the Pre-Construction department for detailed design, highlighting any commercial risks to the business.
  • Identifying any outstanding information required for detailed design and liaising with our Document Controller to obtain the missing information.
  • Arrange and/or attend design team meetings, as required.
  • Manage external design teams, ensuring deadlines, quality and design budgets are met.
  • Check sub-contractor’s drawings, schedules and calculations using SDF Check Lists.
  • Issue approved SDF design drawings and report to Document Controller for external issue.
  • Manage detailed design programme, releasing information to the Geotechnical department in a timely manner, to ensure committed dates are hit and the site teams have the required information two weeks prior to requirement.
  • Monitor design changes, design budget and deviation from original scope and report changes to Pre-Construction, completing and approving a document change control register.
  • Ensuring all design team members take financial responsibility in design.
  • Liaise closely with client’s design team to pro-actively resolve any design issues.
  • Produce Design Risk Assessments where required.
  • Create detailed written specifications, where required.
  • Support site teams with Engineering, to resolve any design/detail/construction problems quickly and as required.
  • Attend weekly Design Team Meeting with Pre-Construction Director to discuss design progress, fee overspends and difficulties encountered.

About the Requirements:

  • Chartership essential, and ongoing membership of a relevant Engineering Institution
  • 10+ Years of UK Based Design experience
  • Must have an engineering background with a degree in Structural Engineering – BEng, MEng or MSc
  • Excellent knowledge of construction methods and regulations
  • Experience in design and detailing of RC structures to BS and EC
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to manage others
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and team player, as well as ability to work alone with minimal supervision
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills –Bluebeam and Microsoft Office essential. (Excel & Word)
  • Willing to take ownership of a work task, produce the information required to high standard, within the time scales set
  • Confident communicator
  • Ability to learn and self-improve
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Sofistik, with practical knowledge in the foundation industry

 About the Benefits: You will be an integral part of the growth of this business. You will receive an excellent salary along with further benefits

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