Design Manager (Building & Civil Engineering Contractor)

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RADM020724
  • Job Title: Design Manager (Building & Civil Engineering Contractor)
  • Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + package
  • Location: Newry, Northern Ireland

Design Manager
Are you looking for a Design Manager role? Interested in working for a leading Building & Civil Engineering contractor?

VANRATH are recruiting a Design Manager to work for a dynamic Main Contractor that work on a range of Building & Civil Engineering projects.

c£55,000 to £65,000 + package

Our client is a leading, dynamic, reputable Main Contractor that work on a diverse range of projects across the Construction and Civil Engineering sectors.

The business work on large new build projects across various sectors including Housing, Education, Healthcare, Commercial Offices & Civil Engineering projects.

Business is busy with multiple large contracts ongoing and secured for the foreseeable future. They have a great opportunity for an experienced Design Manager to join them on a permanent basis, based out of their Newry office.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Prepare design programmes and Information Release Schedules, get designers and specialist sub-contractor buy-in to these timescales and then manage the process and monitor progress during the course of the project
  • Review key materials and interfaces to ensure they are fit for purpose and provide long-term durable solutions without exposing the Company to unnecessary latent maintenance or H&S risks
  • Review all design information to ensure it is clear, complete, meets statutory requirements, complies with the ERs and is fully coordinated with all other disciplines
  • Organise, schedule and chair technical meetings with members of the design team and supply chain, during the pre and construction phases of the project
  • Generate technical queries and monitor response performance
  • Attend Client meetings to report on design release / design development progress, ensuring support and guidance is offered to the client in relation to requests and their obligations in the building design
  • Participate in tender submissions and produce answers to questions to support the construction logic
  • Review tender drawings and assist the Estimating team in understanding any gaps or risks within the tender design
  • Provide technical / commercial support to the project surveyor, in relation to design development, VE, potential variations and settlement of final accounts
  • Contribute to the compilation of the project handover documentation, O&M manuals, H&S files, Building User Guides and as-built information
  • Ensure design process recognises current legislation, standards and codes of practice where appropriate
  • Maintain quality and environmental control procedures in accordance with ISO 9001and ISO 14001
  • Creating and maintaining good relations with Consultants, Clients and Contractors ensuring effective communication channels are in place
  • Encourage, promote and implement sustainable design practices including innovative solutions
  • Continually develop knowledge of innovative construction techniques and products to enhance the business and fulfil company CPD requirements
  • Undertake all relevant training and development activities as required

The Ideal Person:

  • HNC or above (or equivalent qualification) with a minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role
  • Main Contracting background
  • Experience in residential, commercial and civil engineering projects (piling, drainage, RC works, groundworks) is ideal
  • Proven experience in creating co-ordinated, clear and coherent designs
  • Able to use initiative taking responsibility for projects from start to finish
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office software
  • Good IT skills, with experience of using MS Office applications, AutoCAD
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with clients
  • Experience chairing and leading multidisciplinary design meetings
  • Able to work in Newry full time

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