Design Manager

Talk Recruitment Ltd
From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + benefits
31 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Design Manager - Building / Construction - West Midlands

What makes it Great?

*Stable company, cash rich, one of the best credit ratings in the industry. Look after subcontractors and suppliers.

*Lots of negotiated business, another sign of stability as they are not reliant on competitive tendering, so they get a lot of repeat business and a high percentage being negotiated business.

*Privately owned business, still involved and investing in the business.

*Friendly and personable team environment, known for low staff turnover.

*Excellent reputation for delivering quality projects, are quality rather than quantity focussed, would rather turn work down than be over stretched.

*Workload for 2017 already secured, now tendering for 2018.

*Projects will only be midlands based. Excellent option if you are after a local base / projects.

*It’s a growing business, still plenty of opportunity for career progression, but its organic growth, so also In a secure environment.

*Less red tape / less corporate environment, you can really make a difference and get noticed, allows people to move away from just following a process like at a top 10 and be more independent and almost entrepreneurial in their work.

*Highly motivated and personable senior management team, a place where you are a name not a number!
A chance to be a part of a friendly team environment with a real air of success in the office.


Our client is a reputable building contractor operating across the Midlands, predominately West Mids.

Projects include both public and private sectors, They are a cash rich business, with a stable workload and on target for further growth. This is a very sound and stable opportunity to consider, especially if you want to work for a company where you can really make a difference and see the results.

As a result of securing further new projects, this employer is looking to strengthen their team further with the appointment of a Design Manager to deliver a range of Building Sector projects.


The role will be responsible for the management of design related issues across multiple sectors for the Construction Stages of individual projects.

The function requires experience in the appointment and management of consultants, monitoring the production of detailed design and managing the design appraisal review process for projects in delivery.

Must be experienced in managing the design process, identifying design solutions, design risk and opportunities to support the business in delivering existing pipeline and securing new work.

Responsible for all design activities in conjunction with the development team and transition to the delivery teams.

Manage all aspects of the consultants and specialist sub-contractors activities working with commercial teams to negotiate their appointments.


To be considered for this Design Manager role you must meet the following criteria:

- Knowledge of Building Sector.
- Previous employment as a Design Co-ordinator, D&B Coordinator, D&B Manager or Design Manager.
- Previous experience in building sector projects such as Commercial, Mixed Use, Residential, Apartment Blocks, Student Accommodation, Hotels, Extra Care Housing, MOJ, Industrial, Education or Healthcare.
- Previous Main Contractor employment.
- High level of communication skills.
- Relevant industry qualification (Degree / HND / HNC etc).

Location: Birmingham / West Midlands / Midlands

Reporting to a modern office on a business park, conveniently placed with excellent motorway and rail links.
The role will also involve visiting live construction sites.


The successful Design Manager will receive:

*£45,000 - £65,000 Basic (Dependent on experience)
*Car / Allowance
*Pension (very competitive)
* Bonus

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

Services advertised by Talk Recruitment are that of an employment business and/or agency.
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