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Job Ref:  204705089
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Cambridgeshire
City:  Cambridgeshire
Post Code:  CB1
Salary:  £40000 - £55000/annum + desirable package
21/10/2016 02:20
Design Manager

A leading construction company are seeking an experienced Design Manager to manage the design of complex and large value projects (£20m plus) from tender stage through to the start of the construction phase. The Design Manager is to utilise construction knowledge and experience to develop innovative and cost effective design solutions in conjunction with the design team, apply value engineering principles to ensure best value for all parties, and ensure an effective construction phase by applying an understanding of site management practices, risks, costs and co-ordination.

Design Manager Responsibilities

* Develop innovative design solutions to client's briefs
* Develop relationships with clients during early concept stages; manage expectations of the project through regular communication and discussions regarding requirements and specifications
* Identify and check contents for Contractors Proposals, qualifications list, design information and marketing documentation to accompany the tender
* Review the design on an ongoing basis, identify potential interface problems & practicalities in construction, and resolve with the design team and specialist subcontractors where appropriate
* Ensure a smooth handover of the project to the project team, by becoming involved in the initial stages of project management on site
* Attend Contractor selection interviews, including preparation beforehand
* Thoroughly appraise tender documentation when received to identify risk, opportunity, insufficient information, inadequate or incorrect design
* Oversee the subcontract enquiries to subcontractor designed packages
* Ensuring terms and conditions of appointment/novation are acceptable, lead designer role is defined and all services we would normally expect are included
* Manage the design team throughout the tender period and hold design team meetings as appropriate
* Bid Management from first enquiry through to award of contract

Design Manager Requirements

You will be expected to have experience with estimating software, relevant construction experience and qualifications, current Building Regulations, current BREEAM / Passivhaus requirements

Design Manager Package

Salary between £40,000 & £55,000 per annum with car or car allowance, health care and pension.

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