Design Manager

£500 - £550 PAYE Day

Carmichael are seeking a Design Manger to join the team on a rail project based in Birmingham.


Subcontractors Design

  • Manage SC design progress against programme.
    • Ensure the sub-contractor design is delivering as per programme, plan to mitigate any slippage ensure updated dates are understood and correct contractual mechanism raised.
    • Ensure sub-contractor design is in line with sub-contract scope.
    • Challenge the sub-contractor to ensure the design is done in the most efficient manner, both cost and programme and with the required quality.
    • Setup and manage weekly design progress meetings with subcontractors, recording and distributing minutes. Also technical workshops where required.
  • Manage distribution of design information to subcontractors.
    • Distribute G5 design for review and inclusion in the detail design by subcontractors.
    • Ensure incoming subcontractor design information is delivered in timely fashion and is of the required quality.
    • Critically review subcontractors designs to ensure it meet the performance criteria set by the base information, completes the design as set out within the subcontractor’s design package and seek input from CRE-C to ensure it suits the intended construction methodology.
  • Manage coordination subcontractor design.
    • Work with the construction team and CRE to ensure that any site related input and on-site coordination of the design is undertaken, correctly reviewed and decisions are fed back into the design in a timely manner as not to delay the process.
    • Coordinate proposals with the Design Team and ensure all comments and agreements are delivered in a timely manner STQ’s and SDR’s.
    • Ensure interfacing designs delivered as part of separate packages are fully defined, owned, coordinated, and cover full scope of contractor design works. Management of Subcontractor Technical interfaces review (STIR) meetings.
  • Ensure that key design procurement information is included in designing subcontract.
  • Establish and support positive relationships and engagement with the key subcontractor designers.


  • Experience on working on various large scale building projects with experience managing multiple interfacing envelope and cladding packages
  • Experience of working on or close to Network Rail assets and being familiar with Network Rail standards
  • Experience of working on complex projects > £100m
  • BIM level 2 understanding


  • Chartered member of a relevant professional body
  • Experience of working in a rail environment and or experience of delivering projects at a UK airport
  • Experience of working on complex projects > £500m
  • BIM level 2 knowledge Skills and Behaviours
  • Must have a proactive “Can do” attitude
  • Professional approach
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Able to set and agree targets and hold individuals, teams, suppliers accountable for performance
  • Able to provide respectful challenge and feedback to Clients, suppliers, senior managers and stakeholders
  • Create a culture of openness and positive engagement
  • Be comfortable managing changing requirements
  • Have a supportive and inclusive approach

If you are interested please hit apply