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Senior Design Manager

Job Title: Senior Design Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shoreham
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG280
Job Published: March 20, 2019 10:31

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Design Manager to join our Residential South team on a residential development in excess of £100m on the South Coast. The primary focus of the role will be to be responsible for the functional leadership and management of design management resource on projects from pre-qualification to completion.


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 issues prior to construction and ensure that hazards are noted on all 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  
Support the implementation of Continuous Improvement programmes and innovation.

We are looking for a qualified Design Manager who has successfully managed teams on residential and/ or social housing projects over £50 million; with good 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 at all levels with a positive 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 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 recognised for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).