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Design Manager

Job description

Dandara Living is one of the leading companies in the UK's build-to-rent sector today. The business currently has close to 3,000 apartments under management, with an immediate development pipeline of a further 5,000 homes. Due to further expansion we are recruiting for Design Managers at all levels to be based in either our Altrincham HQ or our Bristol regional office. About the role

You will have general engagement with Development Design team from conception to Stage 4/5 construction status. Managing the external consultants and ensuring critical dates are met to align with construction and procurement programmes. Input into pre-construction activities and scrutiny of design for buildability and cost value. Normally, the Senior Design Manager would spend 3 – 4 days on site working directly with the Project Director, monitoring progress and design efficiency, resolving any issues that may arise. Liaison with relevant external bodies and local authorities as required. What you will do Lead project external and internal design teams Provide primary design management across a number of projects to facilitate the timely completion of design information to meet internal and external design programme targets, procurement and project budgets Line management responsibilities for all consultants as agreed with the Operations and Project Design Director Organise and co-ordinate design for each sub-contractor packages Management and checking of the internal and external drawings and submittals and manage weekly registers Ensure all records of design changes are kept to co-ordinate “as built” drawings upon completion of the project Ensure all of the above is co-ordinated through our drawing management portal – A-Site Manage allocated resources within projects and produce project design programmes to assist in project resource planning across the department Assist in developing a design delivery schedule in line with the contract deliverables Assist the Project Director in incorporating onto a tracking schedule all design and cost issues Closely track design deliverables to ensure project milestones are met You will also be invloved in leading 3rd party involvement/agreements, CDM/Health & Safety, Procurement, Fees and External Consultant management.

What you will have

Architecture, design and construction management, or architectural technology degree Previous employment as a Senior Technical Manager, Technical Manager or Design Managerrole Excellent knowledge of construction standards, regulations, and legislation, including Health and Safety Excellent, up-to-date, practical knowledge and experience of construction processes Ability to present information in a clear and concise way to the team and to senior management, enabling effective decision making. Proven experience of managing the design and operational performance of the design supply chain including setting and achieving challenging targets Able to prioritise workload to meet deadlines Experience of document control systems such as Asite and Viewpoint Excellent computer skills, CAD, and Microsoft packages What we will offer you Dandara is a market-leading developer in the living sector, delivering Build-to-Rent, Single Family Housing and Purpose-Built Student Accommodation. Dandara Living one of the UK’s leading designers, developers, and operators of large-scale Build-to-Rent property, with a proven record of accomplishment in creating and delivering award-winning, landmark residential developments. With unparalleled market knowledge and technical expertise, our extensive in-house experience encompasses land acquisition, design, development, procurement, site delivery as well as property and asset management. Our benefits include:

Competitive subject to experience plus car allowance

33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)

  • ompetitive annual bonus (discretionary)


2x salary life assurance (paid option to increase to x4)

Cycle to Work Scheme Electric/Hybrid Car Leasing Scheme

Up to 5% pension scheme (salary sacrifice scheme)

Flexible benefits including shopping vouchers and reduced gym membership If you are an experienced, driven, and ambitious Senior Design Manager would like to join one of the UK's most well-respected Build to Rent Developers - this may be the role for you! Important note:

No agency applications will be considered for this role.

Any CVs received will be considered a free gift

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