We have an opportunity for a Design Manager to join our Construction team in London and be responsible for the functional leadership and management of design management resource on major projects.
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.
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 managed a team operating on new build residential projects, 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.