Design Manager

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Crawley, West Sussex
£40000 - £50000/annum Private healthcare, Pension
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a market leading sub-contractor that delivers services for Main Contractors, their own clients and architectural clients across the UK and European construction markets. You will be working for a company with a workforce in excess of 500 people and a turnover above £50m.

This role is responsible for the conception and issuance of all design activities in line with outbound requirements for the production of interior and exterior elements in tendering and construction.
The Design Coordinator works to ensure information systems within the Design Business Unit serve the purposes of the design team and others.
Working closely with relevant business units, the purpose of this role is to ensure designs are robust, cost effective and fit for purpose.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities: -
• Provide support in and preparing relevant technical information, including drawings, calculations, submissions, and other documents for presentation to clients, as directed by the Design Manager. Learn and use relevant computer applications where necessary, i.e. Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD.
• Understanding and implementation of design information, following set procedures to ensure accurate auditable records are kept and turnaround times through third parties (main contractor and manufacturers) are properly managed. Awareness of quality control procedures and remain compliant with authorisation and approval processes both internally and externally.
• Develop an understanding and able to manage communication between Design and internal or external clients.
• Possess an understanding of the sequencing of design activities in preparation and during the contract.
• Develop an understanding and appreciation of construction drawings and technical terminology. Create a working knowledge of marketplace products and systems available; including industry standards, regulations, specifications, and codes of practices, etc.
• Demonstrate a basic commercial awareness of working within design budgets, including project and product cost constraints, traceability of commercial variations and recovery of additional costs.
• Learn the tendering process and provide input and support to the Commercial team as appropriate.
• Assist in the management of internal systems for storage, reference and retrieval of design information.
• Produce drawings and related design information at tender stage, pre-start, and during construction on site, assessing on-site requirements during contracts as necessary.
• Communicate effectively with Project Managers & Contract Managers to ensure detailed design programmes and deliverables are developed for each project at the various stages, as appropriate.
• Lead a contract for design having learnt all systems, procedures and processes
• Learn systems and procedures within the department
• Learn product and systems from manufacturers.

Person profile
• Previous experience working in Design for a construction company, or relevant manufacturer of construction products
• General Industry knowledge
• Work to tight deadlines
• Proficient knowledge of AutoCAD
• Efficient in the use of design software and Microsoft Office Suite
• Numerate and accurate with fanatical attention to detail
• Logical and well organised with ability to prioritise
• Self motivated to lead and achieve the highest levels of excellence
• Delivery focused with passion for results
• Positive response to pressure
• Able to work alone and in a team
• Takes initiative

• Presentation skills – written and verbal
• Enjoys working with people from different professional and trade backgrounds
• Willing and able to travel, when required