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Senior Design Manager

Senior Design Manager – Main Contractor – London

£80,000 base salary + Package

A unique opportunity to join Tier 1 Main Contractor in Oxford, who work on exciting and challenging projects.

This main contractor is looking Senior Design Manager to work on £100 million Hotel development that will includes an indoor waterpark/theme park, restaurants and entertainment areas. They are looking for someone who can manage the overall design from tender stage through to completion of design.

This business unit work on projects from £70million up to £250million across all sectors – Residential, Commercial, Education, Sciences and Healthcare. They have group turnover of £1 Billion and grown to become prestigious Main Contractor with excellent pipeline of work across private and public sector.

They offer excellent training and development to upskill and progress their career. They have great fun and family feel culture. They are technology focused and use modern methods of construction to deliver a high-quality product to their clients.

Overview of responsibilities:

  • Provide technical advice on proposal documents, presentations and meetings
  • Conduct audits and technical reviews of tender information, subcontractor proposals
  • Monitor and report against compliance requirements during adjudications
  • Develop detailed understanding of clients' ideas, expectations and requirements, breaking down technical jargon and ensuring clients' ideas and needs lead to concepts and detailed designs
  • Prepare and develop employer requirements and robust contractor proposals
  • Identify and evaluate design risk to ensure ease of buildability thereby reducing/eliminating company risk/claims
  • Identify any scope gaps thereby mitigating risks and developing value engineering/programme opportunities
  • Review subcontractors' proposals to identify and develop value engineering opportunities
  • Produce detailed design programmes and design delivery schedules
  • Ensure consistency of design management process on schemes, reviewing protocols, reviewing design programmes, design specification, and design scopes
  • Contribute to commercial and contractual documentation, negotiations and disputes
  • Ensure design delivery is in line with procurement strategy, project cost plan and value engineering targets
  • Ensure compliance of design brief and managing change control process
  • Recommend and initiate changes to project delivery plans, develop new project management and operating tools and processes
  • Ensure effective procurement of design services
  • Manage consultant/subcontractor teams ensuring works are delivered according to specification
  • Ensure the compilation of detail requirements and responsibilities for technical handover documentation including H&S file, building manuals, Building User Guide

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Construction related degree, ideally within design management (HNC / HND minimum).
  • Design management experience with tier 1 Main Contractor is essential
  • Experience working on projects over £80million

If this is something you would like to hear more about please call me on 07485308791 or email me

Bicester, England, UK