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Senior Design Manager

Job Title: Senior Design Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 150
Job Published: August 22, 2018 11:47

Job Description

Job Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Design Manager to join our Construction team in Leeds and be responsible for the functional leadership and management of design management resource on a major project or a smaller cluster of projects within the region or product stream, from pre-qualification to completion.


Wates Construction have a proven track record in all our core markets: commercial and mixed use developments, education and student accommodation, heritage, local authority frameworks, inner-city residential, senior living, industrial and research, we’re also experts in sustainability and ensuring we create a better tomorrow.


Key Accountabilities will include:


Produce agree and manage, with all relevant parties, a realistic design programme and information required schedule to satisfy design, procurement and construction requirements.
Manage the design on site with the assistance of other site based resource by implementing the design management procedures to ensure the timely production of information is issued, within budget, fully coordinated and buildable.
Review the design with respect to mitigating Health and Safety issues prior to construction.
Support the implementation of Continuous Improvement programmes and innovation.
Assisting and supporting the business through all stages of the project including pre-construction, and working with the external design team and in house resources to develop effective and efficient design solutions

Managing other functional staff from with the team.

Contribution to development and implementation of functional business improvement initiatives.


We are looking for a qualified and experienced Design Manager who has successfully managed teams on construction projects in excess of £30M. Ideally you will hold Chartered status in your chosen profession, and have broad post graduate experience of working within the construction industry and have been working as a Senior Design Manager for a tier one main contractor. You will have an understanding and working knowledge of the BIM process, and the ability to engage with clients and stakeholders on design and technical matters.


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


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, along with 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 a range of accolades including gold accreditations with C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People.

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