My client is a regional housebuilder; Specialising in 2 bed starter homes to 6 bed luxury homes with a requirement for a Design Manager. As a Design Manager, you will report to the Technical Director who will outline each project to you.
Assessment of potential developments, including site visits with the appropriate members of the management team to ensure the product is suitable for the land and or the land is suitable for the product. Ensure that schemes are designed to company standards to suit building, marketing and economic considerations, as well as be efficient in design terms: the schemes are produced within a time limit to suit programme deadlines. Effective daily management of the 'Company Design' (internal and external) to ensure the provision of required level of services in a pro-active and professional manner to enable other departments to fulfil their role. In liaison with Commercial Department, ensure fees and services budgets, appraisals, cost plans and viabilities are prepared to ensure the project meets the Group's and the Company's financial criteria and ensuring variances to budget are reported. With appropriate assistance review all Design layout drawings at key stages of design and development to ensure compliance with the company requirements eg, Viability, Planning Application, Tender, and Pre-Start. Monitor and manage the evolving group house types and new designs as required to be the regional custodian of layouts and house design. Establish good working relationships with site staff and department heads to ensure schemes are constructed as intended and to encourage feedback for inclusion in future schemes to avoid wastage and improve the product. Develop good working relationships with Local Authorities and ensure knowledge of the peculiarities of the Local Authorities, to ensure economical and efficient approvals. Ensure familiarity with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities. At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions. Contribute to improving the business, protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company, by putting forward new ideas and, when requested to do so, implementing change.
The salary on offer is up to £55k plus package.