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Senior Design Manager


Senior Design Manager - Permanent - £75,000 per annum - Bournemouth

We are searching for a SENIOR DESIGN MANAGER to join an Engineering and Construction company, with a huge site in Dorset. 

The Senior Design Manager will manage the off-site design process on Stage 1 and 2 tenders, commencing at ‘RIBA Stage 2 or 3 – Concept or Developed Design’.

Manage the on-site design process at ‘RIBA Stage 4 and 5 – Technical Design and Construction’.

The individual will be taken on to run the design teams for the project but may be required to work on other projects at the same time where the resource is required to relieve pressure.

This particular scheme is a very large mixed development comprising, flats, retail, leisure and underground car park. The candidate will be expected to lead a multi-disciplined design team and must be able to command leadership and respect.

Ability to produce and manage design programmes is essential along with a good understanding of contractual and commercial matters.

It is essential that the individual is able to undertake technically critique information for buildability, value and technical correctness/compliance so that we avoid long term defects.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Tender Stage - Pre Contract

Verify that the existing Tender (design) Information is compliant, coordinated, affordable (within the existing budget) and buildable prior to the Tender Settlement meeting

Review the Tender Information including the Employer’s Information Requirements and any existing Design Team appointments and determine the scope and extent of all remaining design work, prior to the Tender Start-up meeting

Determine, in conjunction with the bid team, the strategy for the completion of all remaining design work

Prepare and issue fee enquiries for supplementary Design Team members

Assess / audit all novated Design Team members and if applicable negotiate any additional services

Select and informally appoint supplementary Design Team members for both Pre and Post Contract Stages

Prepare and issue fee enquiries for any additional survey work and or reports

Produce and agree the Tender Stage Design Programme and Design Deliverables with the primary, secondary and specialist subcontract designers and monitor/report on progress

Produce and agree the Project Stage ‘draft’ Design Programme, Design Deliverables and Specialist sub-contractor Procurement Schedule

Establish a Common Data Environment (CDE)

Produce the ‘draft’ Design Management Plan (DMP) and BIM Execution Plan (BEP)

Develop, in conjunction with the Design Team, competitive, technically robust design and engineering solutions that respond to the Employer’s Requirements

Engage with ‘preferred’ specialist subcontractors to develop innovative design solutions and close out design interfaces

Compile a schedule of design assumptions, design opportunities (VE), design risks (HSE/CDM) identified during the Tender Stage design process

Assist in the technical review of specialist subcontract tender returns and review all alternative design solutions

Evaluate the commercial responses to specialist sub-contract tender returns and propose recommendations for bid inclusion

Establish the extent of all outstanding Planning and Building Regulation Matters

Review any existing BREEAM Assessments and or undertake a Design Stage Assessments

Chair and record the outcomes of all primary, secondary and specialist subcontractor design workshops

Produce technical responses for all design questions contained in the tender enquiry document and compile a schedule of Tender Stage design clarifications, qualifications and derogations

Approve all design proposals that are to be included in the tender offer

Prepare for and attend all Pre and Post Tender Interviews

Undertake design performance reviews for all primary, secondary and specialist subcontractor designers

Project Stage - Post Contract

Review the Project Information including the Employer’s Requirements, Contractor’s Proposals and formally appoint the Design Team and consultants and 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 on 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 the programme is maintained

Establish and agree on the project Common Data Environment (CDE), the project file structure, virtual file links, email file links, security rights, workflows 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

Closeout design assumptions, design opportunities (VE), design risks (HSE/CDM) made during the early stages of the design and or 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 the primary and secondary designers to accompany the monthly CVRs

Progress the approval of specified design certificates including, CDM, BREEAM, Secure by Design, etc.

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 compiling and archiving the final issue of design documentation, for the; As-Built records, 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

CSCS:

The candidate will be expected to have a site presence either working on or visiting sites.

Qualifications:

Desired: BSc or equivalent in a construction-related technical subject such as Civil/Structural Engineering or Architecture.

Professional Membership:

Desired: MICE, MCIOB or equivalents

The company offer a great salary and benefits, plus the opportunity to work on well known, large scale schemes. 


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