Design Manager

We are currently recruiting for a Design Manager to be based in St Helens on a permanent basis.


Main Function of Job:



  • Manage a team of Designers to develop project designs in the form of working, production and as built drawings; allocating resources in line with the business's requirements.

  • Provide guidance to design team to ensure that the developed design is technically and commercially feasible and matches cost plans and specifications.

  • Review and approval of all design work outputted by the team.

  • Develop a working design for projects with full consideration for CDM regulations.

    Work with clients to obtain necessary approvals in a timely manner.



Tools and Equipment Used:



  • Autodesk suite of software (AutoCAD 3D, LT, Inventor, Revit etc)

  • Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel etc)

  • Bespoke Estimating software.

  • Microsoft Dynamics.



Qualifications/Educational Requirements:



  • A qualification in a technical / engineering subject is preferred, but not essential if compensated by appropriate experience.

  • GCSE English and Maths.



Experience Required:



  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a design role within construction, preferably in the structural steel or facades sector.



Aptitude/Skills Required:



  • Analytical - able to assess information in a variety and formats to derive optimum design solutions;

  • Numerate - capable of working with numbers to calculate performance against requirements;

  • Innovative - creativity to develop solutions that fulfil the technical and commercial brief;

  • Technical competence - capability to digest and apply detailed technical information;

  • Leadership - ability to communicate with, and motivate team members.



Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Allocation of resources to achieve project programmes;

  • Management of a team of designers and their workload;

  • Communication of schedules across other business functions;

  • Act as a senior designer on major or complex projects;

  • Liaise with the Design Director and/or Structural Engineer to resolve design issues;

  • Conduct internal review and approval of drawings;

  • Ensure compliance of design to all necessary technical and commercial parameters;

  • Prepare manufacturing details, shop assembly drawings and installation drawings/instructions;

  • Ensure that design information is available for input into Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Health and Safety documents, O&M manuals etc;

  • Provide the Projects team with updates on design progress and schedules;

  • Ensure the timely consideration and completion of CDM documentation;

  • Attend site (where required) to brief fitters and pass on specific design information




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