John Sisk & Son Ltd

Senior Design Manager

Job description

Senior Design Manager - UK South Construction Division

Role

We are recruiting for a Senior Design Manager to join our UK South Construction division, the first project will be our £150m Great Ormond Street Hospital project. To fully understand and manage the design requirements of the tender/project and to provide assistance and guidance to design co-ordinators where and when appropriate To fully understand and manage the design requirements of the tender/project and to provide assistance and guidance to design co-ordinators where and when appropriate.

Key Responsibilities

Tender Stage

  • Have input into the selection of the design team.
  • Agree the design team’s responsibilities and scope of services
  • Agree tender and construction programme with the design team
  • Hold and minute regular design meetings and involve critical sub-contractors as necessary
  • Advise on the selection of specialist sub-contractors
  • Consider alternative building methods, sub-contractor and materials
  • Consider and resolve all statutory requirements
  • Review and co-ordinate package interfaces
  • Assist in the production of the Contractors Proposals
  • Attend selection interview when required.
  • Produce and maintain a Risk & Opportunity Schedule
  • Produce and maintain tender Querv Schedule

Construction

  • Input into the Employers Requirement/Contractor Proposal Compatibility
  • Ensure the design recognises all aspects of health & safety, environmental and quality related matters.
  • Input into the selection of design sub – contractors.
  • Chair and minute Design meetings and ensure production of information in line with the design programme.
  • Liaise with the site team to ensure buildable and robust details with the agreement of the construction team.
  • Work with the site team (incl. QS) to consider alternatives.
  • Regularly inspect site to ensure design is being adhered to.
  • Manage the design team and design sub-contractor.
  • Attend production meetings and input to all design issues.
  • Report on the design in line with cost meetings.
  • Liaise with the M&E Co-ordination to ensure compatibility of building and service.

Managment Responsibilties

  • Mange design consultants and sub consultants along with design subcontractors to ensure correct and timely delivery of all design related information for the execution of the works on site.
  • Manage design co-ordinators and design managers and act as mentor to them for the projects they are involved with.
  • Undertake design audits on projects as and when required and report back to the director in charge.

Experience & Skills

  • Be able to manage a full design team and oversee design manager and design coordinators
  • Understand the different Client procurement routes
  • Experience of working at pre-construction stage
  • Understanding of D&B contracts
  • Commercial awareness
  • Experience of site/contract procedures
  • Ability to organise, plan, programme and manage workloads
  • Good working knowledge of Building Regulations and Planning Permission procedures.
  • Time management
  • Be able to use Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint
  • Be able to use View Point for Projects (4Projects)

Qualification & Training

  • Degree in construction related role
  • Minimum twelve years construction industry experience

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