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Senior Design Manager

Senior Design Manager

The main purpose of the role is to co-ordinate and integrate the activities of our external design consultants. Assist on pre-construction activities and tender opportunities, to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants.


  • Manage the design process during the tender stage
  • Attend prequalification interviews and presentations as required
  • Agree the tender information required schedule with the bid team
  • Chair design development meetings during the tender process
  • Fully investigate Value engineering and value creation opportunities
  • Interrogation of enquiry documents, in the form of an Employer’sRequirements.
  • Production of a Contractor’s Proposal document in liaison with other internal departments.
  • Manage our design process via external consultants
  • Drive innovative and cost effective solutions into the design
  • Progress design issues within a strict timescale & ensure designers meet information delivery dates
  • Review Sub contractor design proposals
  • Verify & control status of consultants and subcontractors drawings and specifications & maintain registers
  • Ensure the consultant scope of services, responsibilities and fees are agreed
  • Introduce relevant ‘Value Engineering’ to provide a commercial advantage
  • Facilitate the completion of a project risk register
  • Attend tender launch /tender adjudication and launch meetings as required


  • Commercial awareness
  • Have an understanding of different Client procurement routes
  • Experience of site/contract procedures would be an advantage.
  • Ability to organise, plan, programme and manage workloads
  • Understanding of Building Regulations and Planning Permission procedures.


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Added By: Ainsley Morgan On: 23/10/2014


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