Curtain Walling

Design Manager - Facades

Ref: 10394| Posted: 8th Oct 2021

Brief Overview

This is a fantastic opportunity for Design Manager to join a fantastic specialist façade contractor based in Central London


£50k to £60k

About our Client

My client is a specialist façade contractor based in Central London. There projects vary in size from £500k up to £10million. These projects can consist of curtain walling, cladding and Windows & Doors. Now they are looking to add an experienced Design Manager to their teams.

About the Role


• Appropriately resource the design function for all projects.

• Co-ordinate, manage and support the designers/draughtspersons.

• Develop details from architectural proposals from your knowledge of building techniques.

• Audit, monitor, co-ordinate and manage external design resources including cost monitoring.

• Audit, monitor, co-ordinate and manage external engineering resources including cost monitoring.

• Review project designs produced by internal and external resources prior to issuing to client.

• Assess and record risk and communicate potential risks to the internal and external teams as appropriate.

• Liaise closely with Project and Production teams.

• Promote and maintain professional relationships with the project client and their project team.

• Work closely with system providers to develop project specific solutions.

• Ensure projects comply with current regulations and standards through regular contact with various organisations e.g. CWCT & NHBC.

• Ensure detailed design programmes and progress reports are produced for all projects, communicating accelerations and delays to the project delivery and production teams.

• Ensure design risk assessments are developed & maintained for all projects incorporating CDM.

• Wherever practical introduce value added design solutions.

• Actively participate in the development of design standards and procedures, and ensure that the  design team maintain and operate within the standards.

• Assist in the training of staff in specific design techniques, procedures and current regulations and standards.

• Work towards continuous improvement and adopt the companies best practice procedures.



• Collate and produce technical submittals, calculation submittals, sample submittals and RFI’s.

• Attend/organise project design meetings on site or on VC.

• Ensure production information for components (pressings, flashings, spigots, brackets, etc) is checked thoroughly and issued to the project team in line with project programme.

• Ensure schedules for materials / products (glass units, fixings, membranes, sealants, doors / windows, etc) is checked thoroughly and issued to the project team in line with project programme.

• Create fabrication packs and issue to project team in line with project programme.

• Oversee any project specific testing.


About the Candidate           


5 years minimum experience as a designer of Curtain walling, Cladding, Windows & Doors.

4 years minimum experience managing internal designers and external design resources.


Experienced in the use of AutoCAD 2D CAD software.

Experienced in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook packages.

Capable of using and manipulating 3D CAD software.

Points of Appeal 

Great company to work for
Progression within the company
Interesting projects