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Design Manager

Company: Willmott Dixon Group    Location: Leeds
Ranked as the 14th Best Company To Work For by the Sunday Times in 2017, Willmott Dixon is a people focused business that is driven by quality and customer service. To this day we remain family owned and take pride in our core values, which are embodied by each team member. Following on from our success in 2017 and very recent work won, we are growing our team in Manchester with a Design Manager that will align themselves with our commitment to customer service, quality and our culture.

Working in both preconstruction and operations, it is essential you can provide leadership, training and guidance to design coordinators. As a Design Manager at Willmott Dixon, you will promote integration of disciplines and select, manage and appoint consultants to ensure that they perform in line with their deed and 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.

In return we provide to you a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, the opportunities for you to develop your career with Willmott Dixon and the training to make this happen - but most importantly a great place to work with a true family ethos!

The Project Our current project values range from £3m to £43m, and we operate in the following sectors:
  • HE & FE

  • Education

  • Law & Order

  • Leisure

  • Science Research/Laboratories

  • Commercial

  • Health

  • Blue Light

  • Transport Hubs including bus stations and car parks

Essential and desirable criteria Essential Criteria
  • 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

  • Experience with BIM

Personal Qualities
  • You will be able to model behaviour that shows, respect, helpfulness and co-operation,

  • Recognise when there are conflicts, acknowledge the feelings and views of all parties and redirect peoples energy towards a common goal,

  • Identify your customers needs and expectations and strive to deliver them,

  • Present plans clearly, concisely, accurately and in ways that ensure understanding,

  • Constructively challenge the status quo and seek better alternatives,

  • Find practical ways to overcome barriers,

  • Set demanding but achievable objectives for yourself and others,

  • Balance multiple priorities and build consensus on the way forward

  • Make and implement difficult and/or unpopular decisions.

Additional information Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.