Design Manager - Hire

09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client a leading hire company is currently recruiting for a Design Manager based in Peterborough.

Salary up to £40k plus car/car allowance.

Provide technical expertise to regional depot network, key account area sales teams and Executive Leadership Team. Manage team of designers. Chair design team meetings, liaising with internal and external clients, end users and design consultants. Promote product development within the Hire division. Assist in the development & management of an asset database

Main responsibilities
Operational Roles and Responsibilities Manage team of three CAD Designers to provide sales plans and working drawings for all non-standard projects.
Manage and refine library of standard Company products ensuring they align with agreed Company goals and objectives.
Ensure compliance of all hire products with applicable regulations and provide expert advice to internal and external clients.

Main Tasks
* Manage resource levels to support work winning teams providing technical expertise and advice to internal and external clients.
* Attend meetings with internal and external clients and suppliers.
* Ensure full compliance with all applicable Regulations, Codes and Standards.
* Co-ordinate design process, working with a variety of specialist consultants including but not limited to: o Structural Engineers. o Mechanical Designers. o Electrical Designers. o Architects.
* Technical lead within the Company standardisation process.
* Lead the team providing support and mentoring to optimise employee satisfaction and development whilst meeting business targets.
* Create and maintain Company asset database working closely with fleet standards team.
* Provide technical expertise to investigate and resolve issues, identify areas for improvement using tools such as root cause analysis.
* Support the release of 360° Product offerings.
* Provide onsite training to existing and new employees.
* Participate in the development of new product working with colleagues through the client group.
* Represent the client at MPBA meetings and seminars

Job experience & skills requirements
Personal Characteristics:
* Understands the business's purpose, context, goals, objectives and their relevance to the position held. Making sound and timely decisions based on robust planning and effective use of systems and resources
* Understands what needs to be done; executes on objectives effectively and is focused on delivering timely, value adding results
* Welcomes and embraces change. Seeks to continuously improve systems, methods of work and self * Acts to quickly and efficiently solve both internal and external customer concerns; elicits customer feedback to identify their needs and monitors their satisfaction; resolves root cause of customer problems
* Uses analysis to find solutions and makes decisions based on facts and sound evidence
* Shares information, experiences and ideas to ensure understanding.
* Clear and effective communicator, both verbal and written who actively listens; is adept at disseminating information to others; is crisp, clear, articulate; keeps others informed of important issues, problems, and status of projects in a timely manner
* Cooperates and supports others to produce better results. Develops mutually respectful working relationships with team members Work Experience:
* Experience within a technical or operational discipline
* Proven track record as a leader
* Experience within Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction an advantage
* Demonstrable skills in Microsoft Office suite of products.
* Experience in design and build contracts with specific knowledge of education, healthcare and commercial buildings
* Knowledge of Building Regulations, Building Bulletins and Health Technical Memorandums
* Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Revit and AutoCad an advantage.
* Able to multitask and prioritise effectively, working well under pressure
* Commercial awareness
* Good all-round communicator The role may involve overnight stays where appropriate.

HNC qualifications or equivalent in a building/design related subject would be an advantage

Interested? Apply here today!