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Design Manager

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RADM070323
  • Job Title: Design Manager (Commercial Fit Out)
  • Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 + bonus / package
  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Design Manager
Are you looking for a Design Manager role? Interested in working for a leading commercial fit-out contractor?

VANRATH are recruiting a Design Manager to work on high quality commercial fit out projects for a leading contractor based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

c£50,000 to £60,000 + bonus / package

Our client is a leading commercial fit-out contractor based in Greater Belfast, Northern Ireland. They specialise in high quality commercial fit-out projects covering retail, hospitality, business, sport and healthcare.

The company are going through a period of growth and due to an increase in workload and are looking for a Design Manager to join them on a permanent basis, based in their offices in Belfast.

The Role:
The Design Manager will ultimately be responsible for completing the design on new projects, playing a key role in the delivery of projects through to completion, working with the client team in managing expectations and ensuring satisfaction on cutting edge installations in a number of prestigious projects across the UK and Ireland.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement Design Management Plans on allocated projects
  • Work closely with the commercial team in analysing the project specifications and employers requirements to ensure smooth delivery
  • Analyse and program the design resource requirements of the project
  • Work alongside the Contracts team in integrating the design output with the construction program
  • Organise and chair weekly / biweekly Design Team meetings with the client team ensuring the RFI process is managed, key decisions are agreed and recorded and information is shared with the wider team
  • Work closely with the Contracts / Commercial team to effectively manage and record all change requests through the duration of the project
  • Lead a team of designers / architects to deliver the project requirements through pre-construction and construction phases
  • Ensure the site team and subcontractor teams are supplied with the relevant information to complete the project requirements
  • Ensure all in-house, outsourced and subcontractor design elements are aligned and coordinated with current building information
  • Assist the estimating department in analysing tender information, generating RFIs and attending interviews / presentations for securing new projects

The Ideal Person:

  • Degree qualified or other relevant qualifications
  • Track record working for a Main Contractor
  • Experience working on commercial fit out projects is ideal
  • Design and Build experience is advantageous
  • Good IT skills with experience of using MS Office applications, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with clients
  • Experience chairing and leading multidisciplinary design meetings
  • Experience in delivering BREEAM
  • Experience on BIM Projects / Software

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robert Apps for a confidential discussion