Design Manager

Archer Recruitment is currently working with an expanding main contractor delivering new build and refurbishment schemes to £100m across the public and private sectors, they are seeking a Design Manager in Manchester with experience working at the pre-construction stage on projects over £40m.
The company’s current workload comes from several sectors, but they are very strong within the Commercial, High Rise Student Accommodation, and Leisure sectors and have a proven track record of delivering projects ranging from £80m.
The workload is secured via framework agreements, negotiated repeat work and competitive tendering and you will be working as part of a work-winning team where you will lead the design management aspect to ensure the project is value-engineered to maximise ‘best price’.
Experienced in the Design Management function you will ideally come from a main contracting background, possess a high level of contractual, technical and programme awareness and be professionally qualified, ideally with a degree.
Experience and skills
  • Architectural qualification (or equivalent design, technical and/or construction-based qualification)
  • Proven track record of successfully managing all aspects of the technical process of residential buildings
  • Proven track record of managing and incorporating designs within existing buildings with residents in occupation
  • Background in high rise buildings, cladding systems and building fire safety would be advantageous
On offer for this Design Manager role is a basic salary of £70,000 – £80,000 per annum plus, a £5500 car allowance, pension, and healthcare and bonus.
For a more detailed discussion and full details for this Design Manager vacancy please contact David Weaving at or by applying to this advert directly.
How to Apply:
To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications by applying directly, emailing or you can call David Weaving on 0203 488 7220. We look forward to receiving your application.
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We appreciate every application, however, due to a high volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.