design manager in essex

01 August 2018
vekshana soobarah, randstad cpe
job type
£ 60,000 - £ 85,000 per year, package (inc car allowance)
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essex, east of england
construction & property
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 60,000 - £ 85,000 per year, package (inc car allowance)
reference number
vekshana soobarah, randstad cpe
0203 680 0650
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job description

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Would you want to be part of a company that enables you to manage your projects your own ways as well as provide you with career development and progression?

One of my main residential contractors is expanding their pipeline of projects and wants a Senior Design Manager or a strong Design Manager to join their team to work on projects from RIBA Stage 4 to the delivery of the project. The role requires you to be predominantly based in their Head office in Essex until the project is live when you will be based on site (the company will try to allocate you to projects as close to home as possible). The projects are all based within the boroughs of London

Duties and responsibilities:

* Manage the design development process ensuring value engineering, cost control and buildability are considered at all stages;
* Manage a Co-ordinator to provide guidance and develop their skills to deliver projects within budget and to programme;
* Lead Tender Launch meetings as required and ensure all information provided to the Estimator is in line with the ER's, and develop this into well considered contractors proposals to eliminate risk;
* Obtain and process competitive quotations from consultants, utility companies and Local Authorities to create accurate fee schedules and to achieve the best possible price;
* Create and manage well considered design programmes that enable information to be provided timely, accurately and within budget to place orders;
* Appoint and brief design consultants through a bespoke scope of services to deliver the correct level of information for any particular project;
* Obtain early approval to Planning consent conditions, achieve 'Unconditional' approval to Building Regulations applications and obtain other relevant approvals to eliminate risk;
* Act as a catalyst to turn raw data into usable information that meets our programme and control value;
* Develop strong working relationships internally and externally by spending appropriate time on site;
* Liaise with Pre-construction & Production Teams to resolve design queries promptly and comprehensively;
* Assist with providing 'as built' records and other documentary evidence on completion of the works.


* Good communication skills
* Commercial acumen
* Computer literate in Word, Excel & Power Projects
* Recognised building qualifications
* Considerable amount of contracting experience
* An ability to work in a team
* Ability to work under pressure
* Knowledge of HA guidelines (Desirable)

Should this not be the opportunity that you are after but you are looking for a move, please give me a call to discuss other roles.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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educational requirements

BEng civil engineering