Design Manager

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Carmichael UK are recruiting for a Design Manager on behalf of a Tier 1 contractor 


Location : Cumbria 

Job type : Permanent 

Salary : Negotiable


Role Summary

  • Manage the on-site design process at ‘RIBA Stage 4 and 5 – Technical Design and Construction’, in accordance with the VCUK Design Management processes and procedures.
  • In instances where support from a Building Services Manager is unavailable then the Design Manager is responsible for the successful discharge of their Specific Tasks and Responsibilities.


Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Regional/Senior Design Manager in discharging their tender stage tasks and responsibilities
  • Review the Project Information including the Employer’s Requirements, Contractor’s Proposals and Design Team appointments to brief the Design Team on their contractual obligations and their corresponding duties
  • Agree, in conjunction with the site team, the specialist subcontractor procurement strategy
    • Produce and agree the Project Stage Design Programme and associated Design Deliverables with the primary, secondary and specialist subcontract designers and monitor / report on progress
    • Produce and agree the Project Stage Specialist sub-contractor Procurement Schedule and Installation/Commission Programme
    • Monitor / report on progress to ensure overall progress against programme is maintained
  • Establish and agree the project Common Data Environment (CDE), the project file structure, virtual file links, email file links, security rights, work flows and voting rights
  • Establish the frequency and content for all design coordination workshops and progress meetings
  • Produce the project specific Design Management Plan (DMP) and BIM Execution Plan (BEP) and monitor compliance
  • Close out design assumptions, design opportunities (VE), design risks (HSE/CDM) made during the early stages of the design or the tender process
  • Verify that all new design documentation is compliant, coordinated, affordable and buildable on a weekly basis in accordance with the DMP
  • Manage the submission and timely approval of all reviewable design data
  • Assist in the commercial and technical review of specialist subcontract tender returns, establish interfaces and review alternative design
  • Prepare technical submissions for alternative designs, system, component, product and or material proposals for client approval
  • Progress the discharge of all outstanding Planning Conditions and the approval of all Building Regulation matters
  • Manage the post contract change control process in accordance with the DMP
  • Ensure all primary, secondary and specialist subcontractor Design Risk Assessments are produced for review and approval
  • Chair and record the outcomes of all primary, secondary and specialist subcontractor design workshops/meetings
  • Obtain responses to primary, secondary designers’ TQs from the client’s team and specialist subcontractor TQs from the primary designers
  • Monitor the production and quality of all design documentation against the agreed Design Quality / Key Performance Indicators
  • Review and approve primary and secondary designers’ Applications for Payment
  • Obtain Design Reports from primary and secondary designers to accompany the monthly CVRs
  • Progress the approval of all specified design certificates including, CDM, BREEAM, Secure by Design
  • Ensure that all changes to primary and secondary design work are incorporated in the As-Built design documentation
  • Undertake design performance reviews for all primary, secondary and specialist subcontractor designers
  • Assist the Document Controller in archiving all final issue design documentation, for all As-Built Drawings, O&M Manuals, Health and Safety File and Post Construction Stage BREEAM certificate
  • Undertake or commission design autopsies on primary / secondary design defects
  • Produce a project specific Best Practice / Lessons Learnt paper