Job description

Job Title: Senior Design Manager

Location: Preston

Company: Leading Construction Contractor

A leading construction contractor based in Preston, seeking an experienced and dedicated Senior Design Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong architectural background and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the construction industry, focusing on working for contractors on significant urban projects.

Key Responsibilities

As a Senior Design Manager, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the design team and providing guidance and direction for successful project execution
  • Managing design deliverables, ensuring timely completion and alignment with client requirements
  • Making crucial design decisions, balancing innovation, practicality, and cost-effectiveness
  • Coordinating communication between all stakeholders, including internal teams, clients, and external consultants
  • Ensuring that design ideals are properly implemented and in line with client requirements and industry standards
  • Anticipating and resolving potential design issues, demonstrating critical thinking and quick decision-making in a fast-paced environment


  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the construction industry, with a focus on working for contractors on substantial urban projects
  • An architectural background, with a strong understanding of design principles, construction processes, and building regulations
  • Proven track record of managing design teams and delivering successful projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to coordinate and collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, capable of making quick and informed decisions under pressure
  • A passion for innovation and creativity in the design process

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience
  • The opportunity to work on high-profile, challenging projects within a supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Continued professional development and growth opportunities

If you believe you have the required qualifications and are passionate about innovation and creativity in the design process, we encourage you to apply for this position. Join our team and help us shape the future of urban construction projects in the North West of England.


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