Design Manager - Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health

Recruiter
IGL Recruitment
Location
EC3N 2HS
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
13 Mar 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionDesign Manager - Mechanical to £62,000 per annum - (London)

Based on a live construction site in London, the Design Manager will report to the Programme Director and will have design management responsibilities across a high profile project

This is an initial 18 month post, with possibility of extension or permanency.

Your role will be part of a team to manage a comprehensive refurbishment of a number of significant historic buildings Westminster. The Programme plans to refurbish a site to a medium level of intervention in this high public profile site.

The Programme will deliver the building refurbishments to Level 2 BIM using the NEC3 suite of contracts.

Main Objectives;

The main purpose of this proactive role is to take a design management role for the project, co-ordinate and integrate the activities of the Programme's external design consultants, assist on pre-construction activities, tender opportunities and to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants. Working and reporting to the Programme Director and Senior Project Leader on the project. The project is currently working on a RIBA Stage 2 which it will conclude by the end of Q2 2018.

Your duties will consist of:

  • Manage the design process for all RIBA stages via external design consultants
  • Drive innovative, safe and cost effective solutions through value management activities at each stage completion into the proposed design
  • Progress design issues within a strict timescale & ensure the design consultants meet information delivery dates
  • Ensure, verify & control status of consultants and subcontractors drawings and specifications & registers
  • Ensure the consultant contract scope of services are delivered and maintained
  • Manage the milestone design review processes within the NEP and stakeholder teams to ensure progression to both OBC and FBC stages
  • Ensure programme, project and stakeholder team(s) understand drawings and technical specifications
  • Monitor, report and manage any brief changes with stakeholders and teams and communicate design process and progress to senior management teams and others as required
  • Manage the benchmarking of design proposals for quality and value for money
  • Ensure design risk assessments are carried out and residual risk is transferred
  • Maintain a good relationship with the Strategic Estates Architecture & Heritage department and Design Authority to ensure Parliamentary Standards are maintained
  • Coordinate with other key interdependent programmes and projects such as the Palace of Westminster Renewal & Refurbishment (R&R) programme and Temporary Accommodation project
  • Where required, assist in procurement tender review process or cost verification

To be eligible for this role you will need the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Chartered Mechanical or Electrical Engineer with professional membership of an MEP organisation as IEE or IMechE or similar (Essential)
  • Knowledge of MEP design package software (Desirable)
  • Previous experience of managing MEP design on large / complex Programmes in construction
  • Excellent knowledge of value engineering
  • Proven experience of delivering weekly and monthly reports across various stages of the programme/ project lifecycle
  • Proven experience of delivering innovative, safe and cost effective solutions into the MEP design for historic or significant buildings
  • Good understanding of public procurement processes including negotiation with third parties, successful contract management and risk management
  • Experience of ensuring the design process recognises current legislation, standards and codes of practice
  • Strong team worker and experience of collaborative/partnering working arrangements
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (both written and oral)
  • Proven experience of delivering MEP design solutions and significant stakeholder engagement within a complex stakeholder environment
  • Sound business and negotiation skills

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