Curtain Walling
South East

Design Manager - Building Envelope

Ref: 9780| Posted: 21st Aug 2020

Brief Overview

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Design Manager with building envelope experience to join a specialist sub-contractor working on some very prestigious projects.


£50k to £55k

About our Client

  • My client are a façade specialist sub-contractor based in the South East. They work on some of the most prestigious projects across the South East which can consist of curtain walling, rainscreen cladding, window and doors. Now they are looking to add a Design Manager to their team.

About the Role

  • Preparation of design budgets for inclusion in tender submissions.
  • Manage the project design team to ensure design output achieves the agreed budget and programme.
  • Produce, monitor and adjust, as may be required, Design programmes reflecting the required timely production of design output. Monitor, control and report on the expenditure of design budgets at monthly CVR meetings.
  • Allocation and adjustment, as may be necessary, of staff and sub-contracted resources to ensure design output meets project requirements in consultation with the Company’s Operation’s Managers
  • Understand the design output requirements of the Company’s Projects with respect to tendered scope of works, selection of suitable materials and systems, taking into account Specified requirements, National and International Standards, Building Regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and good practice within our special sector of construction.
  • Consider the project specific design in respect of the Company’s Statutory obligations under the CDM Regulations.
  • Compliance with the Company’s Documented Quality Management System to ISO 9001. Ensure that recorded regular internal reviews are undertaken and that the level of checks carried out on design output is commensurate with risk profile of the project.
  • Liaison with external Consultants and Sub-Contract Designers as is necessary to ensure the design output is adequate for the purposes intended and is being produced in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Contribute to the prompt resolution of design related problems that may arise on Contracts and for which the Company’s Project Managers require approved designs to be re-considered.
  • Contribute to the recruitment and development of human resource within the Department in consultation with the Director who has executive responsibility for the Department.
  • Carry out Performance Reviews with members of the Design Office Team
  • From time to time carry out related functions as may be required by any of the Company’s Directors.

About the Candidate                                       

  • At least 4 years design management experience
  • Hardworking
  • Must be based in the south east
  • Must come from a building envelope background
  • Ability to keep cool under stress

Points of Appeal 

  • Freedom within the role with a route to higher management
  • Interesting Projects
  • A company with a full order book