Design Manager

Company name:Regional Top 20 Contractor

Job Role:Design Manager

Region:Bath, M4 Corridor, M5 Corridor, Somerset, North Somerset, Wiltshire, UK

Date Posted:

Sector:Building Contracting

Job Type:Permanent

Salary:£50,000 - £65,000 Basic Salary + Package

Job Reference:JK1291


Construction Design Manager job in South West

Are you a Design Manager looking for an exciting opportunity to work on some of the South-West’s most challenging and complex construction projects?

Want to work for a company where you are more than just a number?

Does the idea of being a part of an expanding innovative leading contractor sound appealing?


Then get in touch! Due to recent work-winning successes and future project bidding plans, our client has an immediate vacancy for an experienced Design Manager to join the team in the South West and assist with various new and future projects across this region.

The Company


Our client is a leading building contractor at the forefront of the construction industry working on a huge range of projects from residential, education and healthcare to commercial, retail and leisure. Their focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with their customers, employees, supply chain and communities they work in. They are involved in some of the UK’s most high profile and innovative projects ensuring employee’s are offered great opportunities and career progression.

The Role

Our client is currently looking to recruit an experienced Design Manager to join their team based in Bristol.

The main role of a Design Manager is to manage the design process, promote integration of disciplines and select, manage and appoint consultants to ensure that they perform in line with agreed scope of services.

You will therefore be able to overview, monitor and report on design programmes, and also provide technical support to the bid process. In addition you will be developing designs that utilise innovative techniques on multiple/complex projects.

Essential and desirable criteria 

Essential Criteria

  • Previous proven experience of contracting
  • Experience of various forms of construction technology
  • Understanding of CAD and Microsoft Office
  • Experience of multiple or large scale project delivery
  • Experience of reading and interpreting drawings and technical specifications
  • Experience of managing specialist designers and managing others in your team
  • Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (ONC / NVQ4 etc)
  • Appropriate CSCS card
  • Valid driving licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Navigation experience of design package software
  • Working towards MCIOB/RICS
  • Construction related degree


Whats on offer 

In addition to a leading salary and comprehensive benefits package an opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges is on offer .

With an ambitious strategy, our client is poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, this company is the right place for you!

Kingston Barnes are a construction recruitment agency. Our deep rooted knowledge of the industry means we have insight into which companies will enable you to achieve your career ambitions. We recruit for a number of developers, contractors & consultancies. If you are looking for a Construction Design Management job in Bristol, or another position as a Design Manager, Senior Design Manager, D&B Manager or Technical Manager please contact our experienced consultants to discuss your career aspirations on 0117 325 2233.

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