Design Manager

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We are currently recruiting for a Design Manager to be based in St Helens on a permanent basis.

Main Function of Job:

  • Manage a team of Designers to develop project designs in the form of working, production and as built drawings; allocating resources in line with the business’s requirements.
  • Provide guidance to design team to ensure that the developed design is technically and commercially feasible and matches cost plans and specifications.
  • Review and approval of all design work outputted by the team.
  • Develop a working design for projects with full consideration for CDM regulations. Work with clients to obtain necessary approvals in a timely manner.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Autodesk suite of software (AutoCAD 3D, LT, Inventor, Revit etc)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel etc)
  • Bespoke Estimating software.
  • Microsoft Dynamics.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements:

  • A qualification in a technical / engineering subject is preferred, but not essential if compensated by appropriate experience.
  • GCSE English and Maths.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a design role within construction, preferably in the structural steel or facades sector.

Aptitude/Skills Required:

  • Analytical – able to assess information in a variety and formats to derive optimum design solutions;
  • Numerate – capable of working with numbers to calculate performance against requirements;
  • Innovative – creativity to develop solutions that fulfil the technical and commercial brief;
  • Technical competence – capability to digest and apply detailed technical information;
  • Leadership – ability to communicate with, and motivate team members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Allocation of resources to achieve project programmes;
  • Management of a team of designers and their workload;
  • Communication of schedules across other business functions;
  • Act as a senior designer on major or complex projects;
  • Liaise with the Design Director and/or Structural Engineer to resolve design issues;
  • Conduct internal review and approval of drawings;
  • Ensure compliance of design to all necessary technical and commercial parameters;
  • Prepare manufacturing details, shop assembly drawings and installation drawings/instructions;
  • Ensure that design information is available for input into Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Health and Safety documents, O&M manuals etc;
  • Provide the Projects team with updates on design progress and schedules;
  • Ensure the timely consideration and completion of CDM documentation;
  • Attend site (where required) to brief fitters and pass on specific design information

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