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Design Manager

Apply2019-10-23 14:33:362020-03-19Eden Brown Built Environment

Design Manager

Date posted: October 23, 2019
£50000 - £65000 per annum
West Midlands, England
Job description

Design Manager West Midlands

A new joint venture (JV) between two leading contractors in their fields- have been appointed as a primary contractor on a large school new build framework where they will be replacing existing buildings at secondary schools round the country.

The company are building a new team based in Birmingham and looking to add a Design Manager to this team with an ASAP start.

The company have now been allocated 10 projects worth £43m across the three frameworks.

Based in the West Midlands, this Design Manager opportunity involves delivering new build and fit out projects of up to £10 million to the education sector nationwide

The company are looking for staff who would be based out of the Birmingham office, but with the ability to travel to South Manchester as required, and client meetings generally once a week around the M25/London area.

Working from home would be considered occasionally but would be the exception rather than the norm.

Successful candidates will be able to assume overall design responsibility for the projects, ensuring that process runs smoothly from the tender process to hand over.

Some of your responsibilities:

- Delivery of all projects by ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of required project outcomes
- Exceed client expectations on programme, cost and quality
- Coordinate design information to other departments
- Manage and develop junior staff

Ideally you will have:

- Experience on new build schemes and Ideally new build schools
- 10 years background in Design Management
- Excellent working knowledge of pre-construction to Handover
- Relevant qualifications in Design or Engineering

Salary around £50K-£65K (but flexible for the right candidate)
Car Allowance or Company Car
Plus package

Ideally experience of preconstruction on two stage tenders would be preferred, though candidates with a background in tendering/work winning should also be considered.

Person specification:

Candidates need to have the right attitude, culture and team ethic, as well as being flexible and open to working within a fast moving environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new team that have already secured work on a significant schools framework and looking to grow

If this is of interest give me a call on 0121 6858700 or email

Your expert recruitment consultant is Seema Rana, call today on 0121 685 8700 or email Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 263926SER_1571837615

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