Senior Design Manager

Wates Group
09 May 2017
11 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Wates is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK. Our vision is to become the most trusted partner in the built environment with an ambition to become a GBP2bn turnover business.

Within the group, Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with an uncompromising focus on safety and quality.

We have a proven track record in all our core markets: commercial and mixed use developments, education and student accommodation, heritage, local authority frameworks, inner-city residential, senior living, industrial and research, we're also experts in sustainability and ensuring we create a better tomorrow.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Design Manager to join our Northern Home Counties team in Luton.

Reporting into the Principal Design Manager on Functional Issues and Project Director / Manager on Project Specific Issues, you will be expected to be responsible the functional leadership and management of design management resource on a major project or a smaller cluster of projects within the region or product stream, from pre-qualification to completion.

Key Accountabilities will include:

Assist with the production of Bid & Pre-construction information
Manage the production of the Contractors Proposals
Produce and negotiate the project specific designer agreements
Produce agree and manage, with all relevant parties, a realistic design programme and information required schedule to satisfy design, procurement and construction requirements.
Manage the design on site with the assistance of other site based resource
Ensure the design has been reviewed on all projects with respect to mitigating Health and Safety issues prior to construction
Assist the Principal Design Manager in the implementation of Continuous Improvement programmes and innovation.


Advanced design skills


Previous experience in contracting and/or Architecture / Engineering Practice preferred
Pre-construction / Bidding experience preferred

A bit about us:

As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.

Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.

The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us. Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognised for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).

We value each employee as an individual and offer flexible and competitive packages to support that.

Salary: . Date posted: 08/05/2017

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