Design Manager - External Works & Hard Landscaping

SSA Recruitment

Design Manager - External Works & Hard Landscaping based in Central London

Job Purpose Statement
 
To lead and build a technical department within the client to bring innovation, best practice & quality in both pre-construction and delivery to all operations.
This role with add value and allow the company to offer a fully integrated external works design and build solution to our clients.
 
Key Accountabilities
  • To lead, recruit, build and develop in house design capability including engineering, landscape layouts and detailing, M&E, civil and structural design & temporary works.
  • To procure and manage external design consultants for specific project deliverables
  • To work with the preconstruction team to assess value engineering, buildability, programme and other opportunities within project tenders to generate a competitive advantage and innovate design and build solutions.
  • To lead an upskilling in technological use in the company including BIM, 3D modelling, new material technology.
  • To produce and monitor bespoke procurement packages with project teams to add value
  • To lead/input to the design and procurement process for projects, working with design consultants, design team and the clients supply chain and sub-contractors to complete the design in line with programme requirements.
  • To build strong client relationships and present a positive and professional image of the contractor.
  • To lead in delivering the best quality work, first time around.
  • To carry out in house design including architectural, landscape, BIM, 3D modelling and detailing.
  • To upskill colleague’s knowledge of design, architecture and civil engineering principles and how they relate to our project work.
 
Main Contacts
Internal
  • All site personnel
  • Managers and Directors
 
External
  • Client
  • Sub-Contractors
  • Material Suppliers
  • Third party stakeholders
  • Design teams
 
Required Qualifications
Knowledge/Technical:
  • Professional qualification
  • Member of a professional body
  • AutoCAD, BIM
 
Behavioural Skills:
  • Working as ‘one team’ across multiple functions to deliver exceptional results for our clients
  • Strong people engagement and management skills
  • Ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines
 
Previous Experience:
  • Proven technical and project abilities
  • Strong organisational and management skills
  • Knowledge of the requirements and implementation of CDM regulations
  • knowledge of safety, quality and environmental issues relevant to the project environment
  • Sufficient experience required in construction