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Design Manager

Job Title: Design Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG336
Job Published: August 08, 2019 10:04

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Design Manager to join our Residential South team on a £1bn contract and major new joint venture with the London Borough of Havering, regenerating 12 council estates to provide around 3,000 homes over the next 12 years. This project will deliver the much-needed affordable homes for borough residents and encourage more integrated communities.


Key Accountabilities will include:


Manage the production of the Contractors Proposals, ensuring they are complete and unambiguous
Produce and negotiate the project specific designer agreements scope of works and the design management plan, ensuring they are agreed and fully understood by all parties
Ensure the design has been reviewed on all projects with respect to mitigating Health and Safety, design and buildability issues prior to construction and ensure that hazards are noted on relevant drawings at each stage of their production
With all relevant parties, produce and manage a realistic design programme and information required schedule to satisfy design, procurement and construction requirements
Manage and report on design and designer progress, quality and performance
Provide input into the design team PDR’s  
Support the implementation of continuous improvement programmes and innovation

We are looking for a qualified Design Manager who has previous experience managing teams on large projects within the residential sector. You will have a strong commitment to adherence of HSE legislation and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of planning techniques, procurement and management systems, risk management, life cycle cost and value creation.


To be successful in the role you will be an effective communicator with a positive, passionate and engaging approach when supporting and educating the business.


A bit about us:


Wates Group is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


Wates Residential is responding to the needs of its customers by developing mixed tenure housing schemes in partnership with both public and private sector organisations. Our business covers new-build and partnership housing development activities, reaffirming our long-term commitment to deliver more and better homes; helping to tackle the UK’s urgent need for new housing.


As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.


Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.


The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us.  Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognized for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).