Design Manager

Job Ref: PH0503DM
Sector: Built Environment
Date Added: 05 March 2018
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
  • £50,000 - £55,000 per Annum
  • Patrick Hartland
  • 0161 873 7000

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A leading North West based Main Contractor is looking to recruit an experienced Design Manager to work in conjunction with Site Teams based across various sites in the North West area. Reporting to the Principal Design Manager, you will be responsible for assessing and advising on risk issues associated with design, buildability and compliance. You will provide technical and design advice and assistance to colleagues.

You would be working as part of a close knit team and be working alongside Senior Management on a daily basis. The culture in the business is one of longevity and excellence. They can provide an excellent portfolio of clients and a great variety of projects spread across the North West. This role will be split between the office and out on site.

Previous Design Manager experience within the Design & Build market on projects between £10m - 30m is advantageous.

Your main duties and responsibilities as Design Manager will include but not be limited to:

  • Appraising consultant appointments including costs
  • Reporting on risk to directors and project team.
  • Auditing and assess design information before and during construction.
  • Providing technical and design advice and assistance to colleagues and group companies.
  • Advising on alternative efficient and compliant design solutions.
  • Liaising with construction management team.
  • Advising and agree programmes for information delivery.
  • Assisting in implementation of company quality procedures.

It is essential that you have BA qualification or equivalent and have the appropriate experience in either private practice or industry.

The ideal candidate will have excellent technical expertise in the construction of complex building types, as well as having knowledge of current design, planning legislation and compliance issues. Also, it is highly preferable that you will already have previous experience in a Design Manager role within a Main Contractor.

Salary for this role will be in the region of £50 - 55k plus a very strong overall package incl; car or allowance, pension, life insurance, Bupa, onsite gym, onsite nursery, childcare vouchers plus other perks.

It is expected that you will have outstanding IT skills including CAD. You will also have excellent communication skills both oral and written and enjoy motivating and influencing people in a busy and thriving environment. It is important that you will fit the culture of the business.

If interested please applying directly to this ad with an up to date CV. Alternatively, you can send direct To discuss the role please contact me on 0161 873 7000.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.