Project Designer

  • Permanent
  • Merseyside
  • Applications have closed.

Project Designer

Main Function of Job:

  • Develop a working design for projects with full consideration for CDM regulations. Work with clients to obtain necessary approvals in a timely manner.
  • Generate production and fitting instructions.
  • Liaise with contractors and architects to develop the best solution with full consideration for Health and Safety.

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 2 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;
  • Self-motivated to work on your own initiative and to foresee potential problems and solutions;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to deal with colleagues and other stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Sales & Estimating to ensure a detailed and accurate brief is developed;
  • Liase with the Structural Engineer as required to resolve design issues;
  • Prepare drawings for approval and chase approvals where required;
  • Highlight any issues (e.g. design changes) that may impact the programme or cost budget;
  • Prepare manufacturing details, shop assembly drawings and installation drawings/instructions;
  • Assist Project Managers to prepare Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Health and Safety documents, O&M manuals etc;
  • Provide Project Managers with updates on design progress and schedules;
  • Work with the Design Managers to manage workload and achieve design deadlines;
  • Ensure the timely consideration and completion of CDM documentation;
  • Attend site (where required) to brief fitters and pass on specific design information;

N.B. In addition to the main duties and responsibilities of your job, you may be required to carry out additional tasks as can reasonably be expected.


  • Dependent on experience

Holiday Entitlement:

  • 25 days per annum (3 or 4 days to be taken at Christmas)

Hours of Work:

  • 8:30am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday,
  • 8:30am – 4:00pm Friday. Half an hour for lunch