Wates

  • Basingstoke
We have an opportunity for a Design Manager to join our Wates Building Services team in Basingstoke and be responsible for the functional leadership and management of design management resource on a major project.



Wates Building Services (WBS) can combine greater commerciality with an integrated approach across our supply chain.



This replaces traditional M&E procurement on some of Wates Construction’s projects, working with specialist sub-contractors to implement a tailored approach on a project-by-project basis. This in-house platform complements our established external supply chain and with our specialist in-house WBS technical teams fully integrated with the Wates Construction team, we can deliver greater value.



Key Accountabilities will include:




Manage the production of the Contractors Proposals, ensuring they are complete and unambiguous
Work with the Commercial Manager and Project lead to ensure MEP Consultant appointments are comprehensive and technically robust.
Provide advice and support to the wider building services team to ensure that the design intent and technical quality is achieved through all stages of design and that designs produced are of the highest quality
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.
Audit the design produced by the Clients MEP consultant for compliance with Employers Requirements, regulations and design guides
Audit the Clients MEP consultants design for build ability, commission ability and end user operation
Interrogate the building physics model to ensure compliance with Building Regulations requirements




We are looking for a Mechanical bias Design Manager 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.



Alongside this 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. Our vision is to become the most trusted partner in the built environment with an ambition to become a £2bn turnover business.



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).


We value each employee as an individual and offer flexible and competitive packages to support that.