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Pre Development & Design Manager

AMB Recruitment Group




Posted: 16/03/2023

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The Design Manager is responsible for the management of the Pre-Development team and for providing the Company Regional Offices with pre-development and design services. The role is key in ensuring the department provides an effective and integrated service to the business.

Managing, motivating and encouraging internal and external design teams;
Ensuring structural drawings and designs are produced on time, to a high quality, and provide best value;
Managing the procurement and coordination of pre-development surveys and investigations;
Developing and managing the pre-development and design process within the Company;
Working with clients to ensure that their expectations are met at all times;
Manage quality and checking procedures to avoid errors and reduce financial risk during construction;
Ensuring designs are available to those who need them, at the appropriate time;
Maintaining thorough documentation of the design process;
Keeping up-to-date with changing building legislation and codes of practice relating to design;
Visiting sites and Regional Offices as required;
Deal with requests for information from clients, colleagues and subcontractors, and coordinate as required;
Manage the team’s workload and complete any HR related requirements;
Commercial and financial management of the Pre-Development department, including monthly reporting;
Bid Team involvement, including tender design review and value improvement reporting;
Carry out the role of Principal Designer, where appointed;
Complete monthly Design reports for the management meetings;
Assist with obtaining new design work and meeting new clients where appropriate.   
Knowledge, training and experience required.

Excellent communication and numeracy skills;
Knowledge of Health and Safety and Environmental Safety requirements; 
CAD (AutoCAD) skills preferable but not essential;
Relevant Construction industry qualification preferred;
Relevant Construction industry experience including Design Management experience is essential;
A good knowledge and understanding of the CDM 2015 Regulations;
Driving licence.   
Key personal characteristics

An inquisitive mind with a desire to question, think laterally and seek out opportunities;
Demonstrable ability to work independently, use own initiative and problem-solving skills whilst continuously seeking self-improvement;
Approachable and able to build relationships with others whilst behaving in a professional manner;
Team player – actively helping and engaging in events and team working;
Strong organisational skills and flexibility to adapt to new work patterns;
Excellent communications skills.
Good client facing skills and demeanour, demonstrating professionalism

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