Design Manager

Fusion People Ltd
11 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Design Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Exeter

A leading construction and services group are looking for an experienced design manager to join their Technical Team in their Exeter office. The ideal candidate will have experience in engineering, design or both.

Key Responsibilities:
*Work closely with Business Development and Estimating team to maintain a knowledge and understanding of all upcoming sites (Land bids, PQQs and Tenders).
*Be cognisant of required site start dates in line with the current Business Plan and manage projects accordingly and take direct responsibility for the management and delivery of more complex planning applications where required.
*Thoroughly review all layout / design proposals and optimise / correct / amend where necessary
*Liaise with Technical Manager to ensure that value engineering opportunities are maximised on all schemes
*Consult with Technical Manager to ensure that all known / anticipated constraints are incorporated in to layout proposals
*Develop and maintain strong relationships with appointed architects, consultants and other specialists. Demonstrate business objectives and culture through personal actions
*Monitor legislative and regulatory changes and ensure they are communicated throughout the team.
*Encourage a culture within the team of improving upon targets, developing contingency plans, whilst maintaining open and honest feedback on performance of individual site strategies.
*Produce summary report for director to be able to prepare management reports.
*Set targets for team members to include increasing levels of efficiency and output toward meeting business objectives.
*Ensure that good relationships are maintained, promoted and developed with all who are involved in the process.
*Manage and improve poor performance by remaining visible and approachable. Maintain direct responsibility for allocated staff
*Coach / Guide and develop staff to ensure they can fulfil their role profiles and review training requirements for staff and propose / agree any training sessions with director.
*Visit all sites prior to commissioning any appraisal or planning-related design work.
*Ensure team is aware of the standing orders and approval limits.
*Demonstrate a strong commercial commitment to maximising profit by optimising development densities
*Identify and manage risk within projects.
*Work closely with management team to ensure a flow of new sites into the business, to the required margins, and commencing operations as forecast.
*Prepare and maintain technical fee budgets and manage works within agreed budgets.
*Monitor and advise on cash flow for technical / infrastructure spend for the projects under manager control.

Essential requirements
*You must have an excellent design ability and details technical knowledge of planning, technical, architectural, civil engineering, and building construction is essential together with experience in the delivery of code for sustainable homes solutions.
*Previous experience in delivering private and affordable projects and managing a number of complex developments concurrently.
*You must have experience in maintain good relationships and working as part of a team.

Please forward us your CVs ASAP

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