Design Manager

Location
Canary Wharf, London (Greater)
Salary
Negotiable plus package
Posted
11 Jun 2018
Closes
11 Jul 2018
Ref
UK11042
Job (Function)
Design Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Balfour Beatty is currently recruiting for a Design Manager to join our London team.

Initially working from our head office in Canary Wharf, you will work on the pre-construction phase of a £15 million new build primary school in Bishops Stortford. Once pre-construction draws to a close, you will move to become part of the site based delivery team.

You will be joining a busy team as Balfour Beatty have secured further school projects within the local area including anther £10 million primary and a secondary school valued at £35 million.

What you’ll be doing:

As a Design Manager, you will:

  • Manage the development and implementation of design proposals ensuring they meet customer requirements including budget constraints, presenting proposals for approval to the customer. The design should deliver:
       - Safety in construction and use
       - Quality within affordable parameters
       - Ease of maintenance, energy efficiency with minimum                          environmental impact
       - Innovation to meet customer goals and positive impact on the local      community.
  • Provide advice and guidance on the “buildability” of the design proposals to the design and construction teams on all packages
  • Liaise with all statutory bodies/authorities as required – such as town planning, building control and services e.g. gas and water
  • Lead the development and management of the design deliverables programme:
       - Ensure there is a clear schedule of design deliverables
       - Lead gate reviews activities to ensure that they are timely and              appropriate sign off is achieved at each project gate to include              appropriate communication to Bid Managers and other                          Design/Work Winning team members as required,  
       - Lead the co-ordination and production of design data, bid                    deliverables, reports and documentation essential to the project          and contractual requirements and report progress against the              design deliverables programme
  • Provide BIM management during the bid stage ensuring the supply chain is fully aware of BIM requirements
  • Proactively contribute to the Risk and Value Management process

What we are looking for:

This role requires an individual with proven experience in delivering design services within a Work Winning environment and successfully implementing design strategies as well as relevant project experience.

Good interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners under time pressure. The individual will know ‘what good looks like’ in bid submissions and work winning and have hands on experience of delivering work-winning bids in a timely manner.

You will have:

  • Experience of working for a main contractor with proven experience in delivering school projects (from pre-construction to completion)
  • Proven experience in delivering design services within a Work Winning environment and successfully implementing design strategies as well as relevant project experience
  • Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material
  • Experience within the most current forms of procurement
  • A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer
  • Experience within the most current forms of procurement

Why work for us:

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

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