Design Manager

Neil Beckley
London (Greater)
23 Feb 2018
23 Mar 2018
Job Type

Position: Design Manager

Location: London

Salary: £50k - £70k

The Company: With a diverse portfolio of work covering sectors from commercial, health and retail to infrastructure, residential, tourism and education, our client can offer a career that never stops moving. Based on a live construction site in London, the Design Manager will report to the Senior Design Manager and will have design management responsibilities across the project

The Role:

  • Review and assess incoming tender design documents for quality of design and completion.
  • Acquire deep understanding of the design brief such as the Employer's Requirements and the Contractor's Proposals. Manage to ensure the project design follows them.
  • Lead and manage the development, resolution and delivery of the design aspects of the project, including coordination through to completion.
  • Undertake reviews of design documentation for coordination and completeness for the given stage of works.
  • Ensure design is compliant with all relevant legislation and delivered in accordance with CDMC requirements.
  • Ensure buildability, cost effectiveness and a high standard of finish.
  • Appoint the consultants by preparing their respective scope of services and negotiate the fees.
  • Establish and reinforce a professional and respectful working environment with the external consultants and their internal project team
  • Establish, monitor and manage the design program
  • Develop and manage the electronic project document control systems and design management procedures


  • Background in design, construction and delivery including design management experience with a main contractor on projects above £500m in value;
  • Experience with design management on high rise projects over 50 stories in a city environment
  • Degree qualified within a Construction or Architectural related field;
  • Experience of liaising with subcontractors and high-profile clients;
  • Commercial and financial understanding – possess the ability to contribute to value enhancement as part of the design process;
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation and influencing skills.

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