Design Manager (Commercial Offices) - London

£55000 - £65000 + package (including car / travel)
27 Sep 2012
25 Oct 2012
UKL - 0385
Design, Engineer
Job Type

Our client is a main contractor requiring no introduction. With projects in the Retail, Education, Public, Commercial and Residential sectors this is a profile Design Manager opportunity with a premier contractor. 

The first project the successful candidate will be working on a large new build commercial office block scheme in central London (circa £30m) the candidate will be site based and will have experience chairing design team meetings and providing value engineering solutions.


  •  Regular client liaison, chairing meetings with reps and ensuring all client enquiries are dealt with.
  • Chairing design team meetings with Architects, Structural Engineers and Consultants.
  • Good working knowledge of building standards such as NHBC, BREEM etc.
  • Lead the Design team for each assigned project including key scope, schedule and cost.
  • Sales meetings with client in order to identify and interpret client needs and requirements.
  • Enforce rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Lead the design team in the preparation of conceptual drawings.
  • Prepare and present the presentation and perspectives of board
  • Lead and assist the design team in the preparation and checking of detailed shop drawing in ACAD.
  • Lead and assist the design team in the preparation and checking of Bill of Quantities and specification literature.
  • Present the project design and quotation to client and ensure order conversion.
  • Ensure that the design team coordinate and follow-up with client prior and during project execution.
  • Ensure that the design team coordinate and follow-up with estimation, coordination, and site installation managers.
  • Attend site and progress meetings internally as well as with clients.
  • Ensure that the design team maintain and up-date drawing and sample transmittal records.
  • Authorisation to make design changes post-contract subject to pre-established budget parameters.

Experience Required 

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in a construction related discipline.
  • 5 years+ Construction Design experience.
  • Design Manager experience working for UK based Main contractors.

Our client offers industry leading project work, career development and packages. If you are interested in this vacancy e-mail your CV to George Cumersdale at the e-mail address:

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