Design Manager

10 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Ranked as the
14th Best Company
To Work For by the
Sunday Times in 2017, Willmott Dixon is a people focused business that is driven by quality and customer service. To this day we remain family owned and take pride in our core values, which are embodied by each team member. Following on from our success in 2017 and very recent work won, we are growing our team in Manchester with a Design Manager that will align themselves with our commitment to customer service, quality and our culture.

Working in both preconstruction and operations, it is essential you can provide leadership, training and guidance to design coordinators. As a Design Manager at Willmott Dixon, you will promote integration of disciplines and select, manage and appoint consultants to ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services. You will therefore be able to overview, monitor and report on design programmes, and also provide technical support to the bid process. In addition you will be developing designs that utilise innovative techniques on multiple/complex projects.

In return we provide to you a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, the opportunities for you to develop your career with Willmott Dixon and the training to make this happen but most importantly a great place to work with a true family ethos!

The Project

Our current project values range from £3m to £43m, and we operate in the following sectors:

Law & Order
Science Research/Laboratories
Blue Light
Transport Hubs including bus stations and car parks

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Criteria

Experience of various forms of construction technology
Understanding of CAD and Microsoft Office
Experience of multiple or large scale project delivery
Experience of reading and interpreting drawings and technical specifications
Experience of managing specialist designers and managing others in your team
Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (ONC / NVQ4 etc)
Appropriate CSCS card
Valid driving licence

Desirable Criteria

Navigation experience of design package software
Working towards MCIOB/RICS
Construction related degree
Experience with BIM

Personal Qualities

You will be able to model behaviour that shows, respect, helpfulness and cooperation,
Recognise when there are conflicts, acknowledge the feelings and views of all parties and redirect peoples energy towards a common goal,
Identify your customers needs and expectations and strive to deliver them,
Present plans clearly, concisely, accurately and in ways that ensure understanding,
Constructively challenge the status quo and seek better alternatives,
Find practical ways to overcome barriers,
Set demanding but achievable objectives for yourself and others,
Balance multiple priorities and build consensus on the way forward
Make and implement difficult and/or unpopular decisions.

Additional Information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

About Us

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets.

Willmott Dixon has very recently been awarded 14
th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 to work for and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queens Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development. We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community.

We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package* including a company pension scheme, company car or car allowance, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements.

* Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract. Advertised through Zoek b23a48a23eb74c2d906f912f327469c61