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Design Manager

Job description


Job Title: Design Manager

Due to business growth, Thorn Baker's award-winning client is looking for a Design Managerto join their Small Works team. As a family business with nearly 30 years' experience under their belts, their focus is not just getting people through the door but developing their skills to support a long-term career. Their vision is to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything they do. Now one of the UK's leading regional contractors, they deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a number of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.

As the go-to Design Manger for projects, you'll lead the reconstruction & construction phase design deliverables,ensuring co-ordination right through to client handover stage.


What's in it for you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous pension scheme + private healthcare
  • Company car / car allowance


Your Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Design on multiple projects throughout Pre-Construction and during construction.
  • Chair Design Coordination meetings with the Design Team for each project.
  • Manage the flow of information between all key stakeholders - consultants/sub-contractors/site/client.
  • Manage the use of the common data environment with the assistance of a document controller - Viewpoint 4Projects.
  • Produce the Design Release Schedule in coordination with the project programme and procurement schedule.
  • Monitor the release of design information against the agreed Design Release Schedule.
  • Coordinate the Design Team and Specialist designing subcontractors.
  • Provide technical advice as necessary to the Client/project teams.
  • Encourage innovative cost-effective solutions.


Required Skills:

  • Experience as a Design Manager working on refurbishment and extension projects.
  • Able to take responsibility & be accountable.
  • An enthusiastic and determined team player.
  • Build and manage strong relationships.

Key skills: Construction, design, sustainable, preconstruction

For more information on the role please contact Rhian at Thorn Baker on 07969 972 412 or email: