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Sheffield, Yorkshire Fawkes and Reece

Role - Senior Design Manager

Location - Sheffield

Salary/Package - £75,000 + Package

Our Client

A national Main Contractor is currently looking to appoint a Senior Design Manger to be based on site/out of their office in the North East working on projects throughout the region. The company operates in various sectors including Education, Healthcare, Industrial, Commercial, Retail and Leisure.

As a Design Manager you will be responsible for managing the design process from pre planning to detailed design stage on projects ranging from £50-£100million.

Daily duties/key responsibilities

  • Arrange and Chair Design Meetings with consultants and development team
  • Attend and assist in briefing the Construction Project Team
  • Assist with early design production, pre-start planning condition discharge, drainage, highway and other statutory approvals as required
  • Instruct Consultants to undertake strategic designs and critique of outline plans
  • Brief and engage Specialist Consultants/suppliers to undertake specialist reports for planning, then review and critique and manage risks to resolution.
  • Review Tender Documentation
  • Compile all the information and complete the Tender Design Checklist prior to handover to the Estimator for pricing
  • Obtain and review various quotations from specialist Subcontractors
  • Identify Risks and assist with the resolution of these risks.
  • Review design drawings in accordance with Building Regulations
  • Review design proposals from internal and external consultants ensuring most competitive and effective solution arrived at
  • Support Procurement Department in evaluation of alternative design solutions offered by subcontractors

Experience Needed

  • Minimum HND qualification
  • Commercial acumen with a detailed understanding of the project costs
  • Proven experience of managing professional consultants
  • Thorough understanding of the design development process
  • Broad construction/design experience
  • Proven experience of forging strong working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Working knowledge of Building Regulations and other good practice design guidance
  • Excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Excellent planning and programming skills
  • Experience with BIM and 3D Design

What is on offer

Our client is offering a competitive salary £75K + package.

If this position sounds of interest and you would like more information, or would like to apply, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Ryan Hayes at Fawkes & Reece on (option 3) or e-mail

If you are not interested but you know someone that might be, we pay a fee for successful referrals (terms apply)

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