Senior Design Manager

Job Title: Senior Design Manager
Contract Type: Freelance
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £350 - £400 per day
Reference: AWN8653_1490034328
Contact Name: Alex White
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 20, 2017 18:25

Job Description

Job Purpose and Scope:

The role of the Design Manager is to ensure that an effective and productive liaison is established between the external design team, the construction and commercial team and Statutory Authorities whilst interfacing with the client team. The Design Manager directs the external design team ensuring the best design solutions are achieved whilst maintaining the essence of the design concept throughout the project life cycle by resolving buildability, safety, cost, programme issues through the pre-contract, construction and post contract stages of the design process.

Essential criteria:

* Experience in the selection and procurement of designers on a competitive basis
* Able to direct, and where necessary negotiate with, major design practices
* Thorough knowledge of the complete design and construction process
* Thorough knowledge of design and construction technical details
* Experience and detailed knowledge of the RIBA Work Stages
* Experience and detailed knowledge of the Professional Services Agreements
* Experience and detailed knowledge of Designer Scope of Services
* Experience and detailed knowledge of statutory regulations and technical codes of practice
* Experience in the creation and use of project control mechanisms
* Technical knowledge of the client's design requirements
* Experience of the JCT Design and Build, CM and NEC forms of Contract
* Technical knowledge of all statutory legislation relating to the roll-out design
* Excellent language and communication skills relating to technical material
* Competent IT skills in relevant programmes; Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Project, Acrobat, Autocad/Microstation

Desirable criteria:

* Able to present technical and procedural material to audiences
* Trained and certified to carry out formal audits of project for BREEAM compliance
* Daily user of BIM including Navisworks
* Registered and construction industry professional; Registered Architect, Chartered Engineer
* Trained in all safety matters and holder of CSCS card for Project Managers