Design Manager
North Midland Construction
6d ago


Joining nmcn will open a door full of opportunities, where our people are nurtured for success and empowered to build their own adventure.

We believe in your development, potentiality and growth. We aspire to be industry leading with renewed focus on having a positive impact on everything we touch.

We work in partnership and collaboration with our customers, to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK.

Our specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill from building and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants.

An opportunity has arisen for a Design Manager within our Construction division. The role is both project specific and process related.

As the Design Manager you will manage the design process using commercial and technical expertise and ensure that current legislation, standards and codes of practice are recognised and adhered to.

What you’ll be doing day to day

  • Manage the delivery of construction information to facilitate the achievement of the required project cost, programme and quality
  • Ensure that the requirements of the customer are understood and reflected in the actions of the design team
  • Generate clear and unambiguous Information Schedules that provide design information in time to enable the construction programme.
  • These schedules are to provide the design team with clear direction and a tool for monitoring the delivery of design information

  • Work with the Project QS / Project Manager or Estimator to ensure that the design team are fully briefed on, and subsequently adhere to, the cost constraints and cost allowances within which their designs must be produced.
  • Designing to cost not costing to design’). Maintain Log of Design variations

  • Brief the design team on our preferences for the design content, particularly relating to buildability, sequencing, product selection and company learning (e.
  • g. Designer Briefing Notes)

  • Manage the generation of the Design element’ of the Contractor’s Proposals (or submission documentation) in order to define the content of our offer
  • Ensure that only co-ordinated and approved information is used for construction and that the design team achieves an integrated design (with regard to design and construction) which we can construct 'right first time'.
  • Have awareness that the preconstruction design team will include estimators and production managers as well as the traditional consultants

  • Ensure that alternatives have been considered in terms of designs, products and methods to provide best value to the Customer and ourselves
  • Ensure that the risks associated with the interfaces on the project have been assessed and actions taken to ensure the design and subsequent construction are right first time.
  • This will encompass, inter alia, chairing design team meetings and the like, and ensuring that the design information is passed to all interested parties as the design progresses

  • Risks & opportunities - management of risks & opportunities, with the Bid Manager / Project Manager
  • Ensure the integration of subcontractors with design responsibility into the process (programme and design content)
  • Generate project specific Division of Design Responsibility Matrices and assist the Design Manager in production of the Design Team’s Appointment documentation
  • The experience and personal attributes we're looking for in a candidate

  • Previous experience managing a Design Team for a Building Contractor
  • Desire to understand and promote the Company purpose, vision, values and culture
  • Trustworthy and ethical approach, exercising discretion where required
  • Organised, structured and professional, with a passion for excellence
  • Flexibility, resilience and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels
  • Commitment to the provision of excellent customer service
  • Experience in a fast paced, national and multi-site business
  • Self starter who has the ability to prioritise a varied workload and demonstrate good time management to comply with deadlines
  • What we can offer you

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company car / Car allowance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Holiday trading scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Perks at work scheme (discount from high street retailers)
  • Free eye test vouchers
  • Employee share scheme
  • 3x life assurance
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible Working
  • 5% enhanced pension contribution
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