Senior Design Manager

Job description

In a Nutshell… We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Design Manager to join our team within Vistry South London, at our Stratford office in East London. As the Senior Design Manager will be responsible for the management of all technical and design functions on a large mixed used regeneration project. The role will encompass the entire project life cycle including the development of the design during the tender/pre-construction phase through to delivery on site including handover.

You will have a strong track record of ensuring quality design information is provided in accordance with project requirements (programme and budget). You will also be responsible for appointing and managing external consultants and the fee budget. You will possess strong management skills and be a team player who possess robust technical skills including excellent knowledge of Building Regulations, the Planning process and NHBC warranty requirements. This role would suit someone with a developer or contracting background who is keen to progress their career within a reputable partnership regeneration business. Let's cut to the chase, what's in it for you… Competitive basic salary and annual bonus Travel allowance Agile working possible (dependent on role) Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays Private Healthcare and Dental Insurance Competitive contributory pension scheme Life assurance - 4 x your annual salary Share incentive schemes Employee rewards portal with many more benefits.In return, what we would like from you… Behave in line with our company values - Integrity, Caring and Quality A pro-active management style with capability to lead and coordinate the managers across a wider team. Ability to prioritise and delegate as appropriate effectively negotiate, motivate and communicate in order to influence others to ensure that the required objectives are met. Leadership skills including assertiveness, being decisive, flexible, good time management, organised, effective at leading / participating in meetings, works well under pressure and to strict deadlines. Experience and knowledge of planning, financial and legal processes. A general background knowledge in property combined with a relevant qualification. Experience of Project Management in either a development company or professional practice. Up to date knowledge of best practice and the latest products and specification items available in the marketplace. An ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management with respect to Client, Professional Practices and site operators, both internal and external to the Company. An understanding of the construction process (Contracting and/or Development) Professional qualification from recognised institution e.g. RIBA; RICS; CIOB etc Evidence of a strong understanding of financial, legal, and planning processes.More about the Senior Design Manager role…. Providing technical advice on the feasibility of projects, determining constraints and advising on budgets, phasing and timing. Produce fee budgets, & utility costs for the construction phase. Manage the technical and design process of the project from Planning Consent to Practical Completion. Co-ordinate technical, design and external Client issues with the Construction, Development and Sales & Marketing Team. Address relevant issues with JCT Contracts, Employers Requirements, Contractors Proposals, Insurances, Performance Bonds, Adoption Agreements and Bonds, Warranties, etc. Leading the technical team on delivery of large brownfield regeneration projects (£60m+). Preparation of design reports including identification of design risk and opportunities. Timely collation and execution of robust consultant appointment documents including scopes, fee draw down and programmes. Management of external design consultants. Ensuring good quality design information is provided in accordance with the design programme. Agreeing and communicating the project design brief and production of the design in accordance with the brief and budget. Experience in the management and development of other team members. An excellent knowledge and understanding of third-party requirements and the associated approval process. Ability to communicate clearly and to work collaboratively with Clients and stakeholders. Well organised with a good working knowledge of Viewpoint and BIM. Excellent technical knowledge.Finally, let's tell you a bit more about us… At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do. We're proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We're also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we're making Vistry

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