Design Manager

Footprint Recruitment
£50000 - £60000/annum
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Design Manager


£50,000 to £60,000 + package

Our client, an established and reputable North West Contractor with a turnover of £80 million, are currently seeking to recruit a Design Manager for the region.

The business delivers construction projects from £5m to £20m as main contractor. Projects tend to be in Residential, Commercial, student accommodation and healthcare. The role will be based on-site, working hands-on and closely with site teams, supply chain and architects to ensure that the design’s work.


• Value Engineering and advising on alternative methods of construction.
• Controlling design activity on Design & Build projects at pre construction and delivery.
• Trouble shooting and advisory role at company level as well as hands on with key projects.
• Managing Design output to agreed programmes on projects.
• Providing professional advice with regard to design risk / opportunity, to the commercial, design, delivery and client teams.
• Producing, agreeing and managing realistic design programs and information required schedule to satisfy design, procurement and construction requirements.

Experience & Attributes

• The role suits someone who likes to be hands on, actively engaged in day to day design activities.
• A qualified Architect or Engineer, with experience in either a Technical Department with a Main Contractor, or several years’ experience in a residential lead Architect.
• Enthusiastic, and career minded, who has a cradle to grave understanding of projects.
• Commercially astute with knowledge of value engineering and buildability.
• Strong people and team working skills with the ability to develop and build upon relationships with colleagues, suppliers, consultants & sub-contractors.
• A career demonstrating progression and loyalty.
• Experience of building projects valued £5m to £30M+.
• BREEAM Experience.
• Computer literate, proficient in AutoCAD, Revit or Sketch Up Microsoft project programming software, excel, word.
• Excellent communication, written and verbal communication skills