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Senior Design Manager - Civils

Ref: JN -022020-69745
GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + Company Car, Pension, Travel costs
UK, Berkshire
Construction & Engineering, Design Management
3rd February 2020
Job Type

Position: Senior Design Manager - Civils

Salary: up to 70,000 DOE with strong benefits including company car/car allowance, pension, holiday, private medical etc

Location: South East England / London


As a result of ongoing strategic growth, a major tier one contractor is currently seeking to attract a Senior Design Manger to work on a major Infrastructure Framework in the South East Region of the UK.


They are looking for an imaginative, highly technical individual to join their business and support in the technical delivery of this project and others in the future. You will have the opportunity work on some of the most prestigious and technically challenging projects across the South East and the UK.


Role Overview:


The Senior Design Manager is responsible for the management of the design on a specific bid or project as well as to manage the design process to comply with the policies and procedures contained within their governance systems.


Key Responsibilities:


* Manage the development and implementation of design proposals ensuring they meet customer requirements including budget and time constraints. The design should deliver:

- Safety in construction and use;

- Quality within affordable parameters;

- Ease of maintenance;

- Innovation to meet customer goals;

* Deliver design inputs for feasibility Reports for Scape projects;

* Work with bid team to support bid submissions;

* Manage CDM compliance;

* Manage and ensure effective briefing of the Design Team. This includes, where necessary, the management of any 3rd parties or novated design teams to ensure that they meet all customer specifications, and where necessary, checking the competence and resources of any incumbent design teams or 3rd parties;

* Manage designers' appointments;

* Provide advice and guidance on the "buildability" of the design proposals to the design and construction teams on all packages;

* Liaise with all statutory bodies/authorities where required - such as town planning, building control and services e.g. gas and water;

* Support the Safety by Design & Engineering forum or other similar forums, representing the business stream;

* Lead the development and management of the design deliverables programme:

- Ensure there is a clear schedule of design deliverables;

- Lead gate reviews activities to ensure that they are timely and appropriate sign off is achieved at each project gate to include appropriate communication to Bid Managers and other team members as required;

- Lead the co-ordination and production of design data, tender deliverables, reports and documentation essential to the project and contractual requirements and report progress against the design deliverables programme;

- Lead the design process to meet the employers' requirements;

* Provide BIM management during the bid stage ensuring the supply chain is fully aware of BIM requirements

* Consider the application of Lean Construction techniques in order to save money, reduce waste and optimise construction;

* Ensure that learning and best practice is captured from the tender and project with the aim of sharing it across the business stream and the UKCS business;

* Proactively contribute to the Risk and Value Management process;

* Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm;

* Support the delivery of the CSUK Sustainability 2020 road-map;


Experience and Qualifications:


* This role requires an individual with proven experience in delivering design services within a Work Winning environment and successfully implementing design strategies as well as relevant project experience. Much of the works will be Civil biased (highways, bridges etc) and a proven record in successfully delivery of similar works would be required;

* Leadership skills in a matrix organisation are required to deliver design services in a timely manner with a customer and business sector specific focus. Good interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners under time pressure. The individual will know 'what good looks like' in tender submissions and would have hands on experience of delivering work-winning bids in a timely manner and also experience of delivering design in production;

* Good working knowledge of BIM is required. The individual will have experience within the most current forms of procurement. Working knowledge of NEC contract is required;

* Relevant Professional membership with an appropriate institute, e.g.ICE aligned to the work stream is recommended. A valid CSCS card is a requirement;

* Excellent IT Skills relevant to the Business Stream are desirable and Microsoft Office is essential. Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material, applicable to the Business Stream;

* The individual should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the relevant Business Stream;

* Numeracy and bid/report writing is a requirement.


Please do not hesitate to contact Joshua Misailidis on or alternatively call on 020 7478 2576 in confidence for a more comprehensive discussion surrounding what we feel is an excellent opportunity for a Design Manager.

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