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Design Manager

  Number of Vacancies: 1
  Location: Tidworth
  Type: Permanent
  Closing date: 30/01/2022


  • Reporting to Design Lead you will lead and manage a multi-disciplinary design team through various stages of design development from feasibility to detailed design, for a wide variety of schemes across the Aspire footprint that includes both Salisbury Plain and Aldershot Garrisons. You will be expected to balance technical input and guidance, programme requirements and project commercial objectives and relationships with the various stakeholders.
  • Manage the submission and timely approval of all reviewable design data
  • Assist in the evaluation and setting of Status of key sub-contract drawings.
  • Co-ordinate the development of package designs in line with lessons learnt and manage the design approval process of sub-contractors.
  • Process and administer Requests for Information both during the design and construction stage of each project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all work carried out by the design team is in accordance with the Aspire Management System.
  • Organise and chair internal and external design meetings as appropriate
  • Identify, manage and mitigate design risk as part of the team
  • Guide the Design Team to ensure the resultant design meets the client and Aspire’s desired outcome.
  • Manage the production of design information from Scheme Design Report (SDR) to construction issue.
  • Support the construction team during the construction phase through to handover.

Experience & Skills required:

  • Minimum 5 Years’ design management Experience working for a Main Contractor on Major Building Projects
  • Degree/HND/HNC in Building, Engineering or Architecture.
  • An effective communicator.
  • Experience of delivering BiM Level 2 projects.
  • Ability to influence and guide with proven Team Leadership and People Management skills.
  • IT skills including a working knowledge of MSOffice.

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