Job ID 1185286
Career Level Manager
Design manager opportunity – leading Main Contractor – Based in East London
A great opportunity for a freelance design manager to work with one of the UK's leading main contractors. Having been established for over 100 years, our client covers a variety of sectors including residential, commercial, education, healthcare, student accommodation across new build, extensive refurbishment and fit out projects across the UK. Typically, these projects are within the £20 – £80 Million value range, with some schemes exceeding £100 Million. With exciting new projects starting now and into the new year we're looking for experienced design managers to work on a variety of secured projects live on site.
Our client is looking for additional support on a secured project based in the east London area. The role will be site-based working in East London with a repeat client of theirs delivering a £50 Million RC Frame residential scheme. This is a long term role with the project going on for the next 2 years.
For this role, our client is looking to pay a competitive rate.
As a Design Manager you will be responsible for managing the design process from pre planning to detailed design stage on projects ranging from £50-£100million.
Daily duties/key responsibilities
Arrange and Chair Design Meetings with consultants and development team
Attend and assist in briefing the Construction Project Team
Instruct Consultants to undertake strategic designs and critique of outline plans
Brief and engage Specialist Consultants/suppliers to undertake specialist reports for planning, then review and critique and manage risks to resolution.
Review Tender Documentation
Compile all the information and complete the Tender Design Checklist prior to handover to the Estimator for pricing
Obtain and review various quotations from specialist Subcontractors
Identify Risks and assist with the resolution of these risks.
Review design drawings in accordance with Building Regulations
Review design proposals from internal and external consultants ensuring most competitive and effective solution arrived at
Support Procurement Department in evaluation of alternative design solutions offered by subcontractorsExperience Needed
Minimum HND qualification
Commercial acumen with a detailed understanding of the project costs
Proven experience of managing professional consultants
Thorough understanding of the design development process
Broad construction/design experience
Proven experience of forging strong working relationships with internal and external customers
Working knowledge of Building Regulations and other good practice design guidance
Excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft Word/Excel
Excellent planning and programming skills
Experience with BIM and 3D DesignFor more details, please click apply with your updated CV and Contact George at Fawkes And Reece