Design Manager

  • Location
  • Brighton
  • Job type
  • Contract
  • Salary
  • c£70/hr Umb
  • Job ref
  • JO11503
Design Manager - Brighton - 3 months - Rate c£70/hr Umb
Key wprds / skills: Design Manager, CSCS, BIM, Design, Construction, Contractors, Designers, IET, RIBA, CIBSE
Wilde Recruitment Ltd are working along side Balfour Beatty to recruit a Design Manager to work initially for 3 months at University of Sussex.
As the Design Manager your role will involve:
ROLE PURPOSE Mange delivery of design on a major project during the pre-construction phase working closely with commercial and production team. Project involves both shell/core as well as fitout elements, a working knowledge of both is essential 
Manage the development and implementation of design proposals ensuring they meet project requirements including budget constraints, presenting proposals for approval to the customer. The design should deliver:
Safety in construction and use.
Quality within affordable parameters.
Ease of maintenance, energy efficiency with minimum environmental impact.
Innovation to meet customer goals and positive impact on the local community.
Manage and ensure effective briefing of the Design Team including M&E elements. This includes, where necessary, the management of any 3rd parties or novated design teams to ensure that they meet all customer specifications, and where necessary, checking the competence and resources of any incumbent design teams or 3rd parties.
Manage Subcontractor design packages and technical approvals.
Provide advice and guidance on the “buildability” of the design proposals to the design and construction teams on all packages.
Liaise with all statutory bodies/authorities as required – such as town planning, building control and services e.g. gas and water.
Support Change Control Process.
Lead Value Engineering Process.
Support the Safety by Design & Engineering forum or other similar forums, representing the business stream, as required.
Lead the development and management of the design deliverables programme:
Ensure there is a clear schedule of design deliverables. 
Lead gate reviews activities to ensure that they are timely and appropriate sign off is achieved at each project gate to include appropriate communication to project manager and principal design manager.
Lead the co-ordination and production of design data, design deliverables, reports and documentation essential to the project and contractual requirements and report progress against the design deliverables programme.
Support implementation of the BIM CSUK protocols, including teamwork and collaboration and the management and sharing of data relating to BIM model.s 
Support BIM management during the bid stage ensuring the supply chain is fully aware of BIM requirements.
Consider the application of Lean construction techniques in order to save money, reduce waste and optimise construction. 
Ensure that learning and best practice is captured from the bid/project with the aim of sharing it across the business stream and the business. 
Proactively contribute to the Risk and Value Management process.
PERSONAL QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE This role requires an individual with proven experience in delivering design services on site during pre-construction stage and successfully implementing design strategies.
Leadership skills in a matrix organisation are required to deliver design services in a timely manner with a customer and business sector specific focus. Good interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners under time pressure. The individual will know ‘what good looks like’ in bid submissions and work winning and have hands on experience of delivering work-winning bids in a timely manner.
Good working knowledge of BIM is required. The individual will have experience within the most current forms of procurement. 
Relevant Professional membership with an appropriate institute, e.g. RIBA, BIBSE, IET, aligned to the workstream is recommended.  A valid CSCS card is a requirement. 
Excellent IT Skills relevant to the Business Stream are desirable and Microsoft Office is essential. Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material, applicable to the Business Stream.
The individual should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the relevant Business Stream. 
Numeracy and bid/report writing is a requirement.  
To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Wilde Recruitment Ltd operates as both an employment business and agency. If your application is for a position based in the UK or EU, under European Employment Law you MUST be eligible to live and work there.