Design Manager - Main Contractor - Build

Job Title: Design Manager - Main Contractor - Build
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car / Allowance + Pension + Healthcare
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: KM101_1496667717
Contact Name: Karl Mehta
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 05, 2017 14:02

Job Description

Design Manager (Preconstruction)

Company: Privately owned main contractor
Location: Manchester
Salary: Up to £65,000 plus comprehensive benefits

If you're looking for a fresh challenge with a highly successful, 'people orientated' business, please read on...

This company has grown from strength to strength in the last 3 years, doubling turnover and cementing their place as one of the most successful regional contractors in the UK. They have a rich history spanning over 70 years and are still a family run business that invest in their people through excellent training and development. They have a people focussed, friendly culture from top down and regularly hold company social events. In addition, they firmly believe in giving their staff flexibility to achieve the best work life balance possible.

Due to their impressive growth and opportunity now exists for an ambitious Design Manager to join their North West region. Reporting into the Regional Design Manager you will have a preconstruction bias and work on tenders ranging from £1m to £30m in value across a range of sectors including commercial, health, PRS, Care and Leisure to name a few. One of the key benefits of this company is their diverse portfolio, so if one sector goes quiet, they have other clients to fall back on. It also gives you a challenging and interesting workload as their not 'sectorised' like some of their competitors.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a Design Manager working for a main contractor.
  • You will ideally come from an engineering background (site or structural).
  • Exposure to a varied range of commercial construction projects.
  • Preconstruction experience is essential.
  • A stable employment record with well-known main contractors.
  • Commercially aware, excellent communication and people skills.
  • Educated to a high standard in a relevant subject.
  • Full UK Driving Licence is essential.


This would suit and individual that lives in Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Applications from candidates with a desire to relocate will also be considered.

Why apply?

Financially stable - a cash rich, self-financing company.
Growth - offering genuine opportunity to progress your career.
Culture - diverse, flexible, social and people focused.

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