Design Manager

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Construction / Trades
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Cardiff
Salary description:
Competitive
Posted:
25/10/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Anonymous
Job Ref:
782834141

About Us

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately-owned Construction businesses in the UK. Founded in 1852, we are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment. We are passionate about our people and have a real focus and drive to support their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion is what differentiates us and has allowed us to enjoy considerable success in recent years.

Our Why

Due to continual bidding success Willmott Dixon are looking to grow our preconstruction team and recruit an experienced Design Manager to work from our Cardiff office and to support on projects across South Wales.
Our current project values range from £5m to £45m, and we operate in the following sectors:
* HE & FE
* Education
* Law & Order
* Leisure
* Commercial
* Health
* Blue Light

About the role

Our Design Managers work in both preconstruction and operations to resolve design throughout the preconstruction phase and onto site. As a Design Manager at Willmott Dixon, you will promote integration of disciplines and select, manage and appoint consultants to ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services. You will therefore be able to overview, monitor and report on design programmes, and also provide technical support to the bid process. In addition, you will be developing designs that utilise innovative techniques on multiple/complex projects.

The key responsibilities are:

* Lead the design process to produce accurate information in line with the agreed specification and cost plan / estimate
* It is also equally important to manage the appointment of consultants and ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services
* Develop a design programme with the consultants to meet the agreed whole life programme dates
* Provide cost effective technical solutions
* Chair design team meetings and issue actions promptly
* Produce designs that meet all necessary statutory and regulatory approvals and record on appropriate tracking logs

What we are looking for

Essential Criteria
* Experience of various forms of construction technology
* Understanding of CAD and Microsoft Office
* Experience of multiple or large-scale project delivery
* Experience of reading and interpreting drawings and technical specifications
* Experience of managing specialist designers and managing others in your team
* Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (ONC / NVQ4 etc)
* Appropriate CSCS card
* Valid driving licence

Desirable Criteria
* Navigation experience of design package software
* Working towards MCIOB/RICS
* Construction related degree
* Experience with BIM

Additional Information

In return we are offering: Competitive Salary, Car Allowance or Company car, Incentive Bonus & Pension scheme.
Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace

Company Description

Closing Date:
22/11/2019

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