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Design Manager

Job Title: Design Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds
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Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG230
Job Published: December 11, 2018 10:54

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Design Manager to join our Construction North East team in Leeds to be responsible for the management of design on commercial projects in the region, typically from winning the tender through to completion.

  

Key Accountabilities will also 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
Provide input into the design team PDR’s. 
 

We are looking for a qualified Design Manager who has managed teams within the sector, has 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.

 

Within the Group, Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with an uncompromising focus on safety and quality. We 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.

 

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).