Wates

  • Central London / West End
We have an opportunity for a Senior Design Manager to join our Residential team in London and support Phase 2 of the Erith Park Project.



Phase 2 of this project comprises of the demolition of existing buildings & 2 tower blocks to facilitate the design and construction of 221 flats and 23 houses including all external works, formation of new access road, services diversions and drainage.



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 £60 Million; with good knowledge of planning techniques, procurement and management systems, risk management, life cycle cost and value creation.



Alongside this you will be an advocate for HSE and an effective communicator at all levels with a positive 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.