Design Manager


Gatwick, Sussex


£65K + Car Allowance + Pension + Healthcare ++

Simon Cross

Our client is a large main contractor who are looking to employ a permanent Design Manager for the London region, to initially be based on a £30M D & B new build commercial contract in the Gatwick area for the first 12 months, with a view to then being based out of their new southern office.

Reporting into the Head of Design –

  • Coordination between designers and own staff (e.g., cost estimators and project and construction manager) to prepare the basis for the cost estimate.
  • Searching for optimization and agreeing on design solutions within the organization.
  • Clarifying technical inquiries –between designer, client and sub-contractors.
  • Supervision so that the design work is of adequate quality. If necessary, control of the internal quality system of the design office and how it is documented.
  • Ensuring that the project documentation is delivered on time, in the ordered quality, and within the assumed budget.
  • The decision on the degree of use of the BIM methodology on the project. Preparation of a BIM strategy / vision and basic documents such as BEP 
  • Implement a BIM strategy on the project and decide to what extent the models will be used during construction. What kind of information do they need to contain? Is it necessary (for the client or for the production needs) to create traditional 2D drawings? It is also related to the establishment of information exchange systems and processes and the support of the BIM manager, e.g. when establishing the CDE platform, requirements for designers, or creating a BEP / BIM manual.
  • Control of what has been designed against what is to be built (“buildability”), also by involving the contractor’s representatives in the design process.
  • Supervising a contract including a detailed schedule for the delivery of project documentation, taking into account milestones.
  • Coordination between multiple project participants, i.e. the client, designer, subcontractors, suppliers.
  • Ensuring that the design process is being done within the assumed time, quality and budget.
  • Checking whether the conditions and requirements of the contract, standards, specifications, etc. are met during the design process.
  • Searching for opportunities to optimise design solutions, together with designers, subcontractors, suppliers, and staff who will carry out a given project.

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