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Design Manager£50K, North West London

I am currently looking for a Design Manager to work for a leading provider of external products to the construction industry.

Main Functions of the job:

  • Responsible for developing a working design on projects in compliance with the design intent and estimate with consideration of the manufacturability, buildability and project budget.
  • Responsible for ensuring all designs are safe by design for manufacture, installation and life of the building and comply with both CDM regulations and other applicable standards.
  • Co-ordination of the design with all other involved parties to obtain client approval.
  • Working on multiple projects to completion within the defined programmes.
  • Generation of production and installation information.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to other members of the sales and design teams.
  • Reviewing of projects with the sales team to provide outline scheme designs and alternatives.
  • Full management responsibilities for the design team, responsibility include but is not limited to; performance management, planning and monitoring.

Experience required:

  • Significant experience in a construction engineering role, involving design of facades, architectural metalwork and/or structural steel or similar.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, materials and construction methods.
  • Knowledge of relevant British Standards and other legislation.
  • Good level of skills in drawing on CAD software preferably in both 2D and 3D.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline encompassing design, engineering and construction techniques.
  • CSCS Card, knowledge of FMEA and FEA.
  • Autodesk suite of software (including 2D and 3D), Revit & Inventor Outlook, MS Office Suite, Microsoft Dynamics.

Aptitude/Skills Required:

Communication SkillsAnalytical and NumerateCreativity and innovationPlanning and organisationPeople Management

Duties and Responsibilities:

(Please note: In addition to the main duties and responsibilities of your job, you may be required to carry out additional tasks as can reasonably be expected)


  • Plan design teamwork flow and prioritise actions, to meet project deadlines, liaising with project mangers' accordingly
  • Project handover and complete review of all new projects, quantities, specifications, programme and costings.
  • Reports Monitor workload of design team
  • Mentor and coach design team as required


  • Support sales by reviewing potential projects for suitability of solutions and suggesting alternatives form either existing product ranges or otherwise, including attending pre contract design meetings.
  • Provide assistance and product training to the project designer team and sales team on specific project related matters.
  • Review drawings and production sheets by the project designer team prior to issue.
  • Analyse project specifications and drawings and review for discrepancies compared to quotations and estimates.
  • Liaise with structural engineer, designer team and managers to resolve any design issues.
  • Prepare FMEA on bespoke design solutions where required with Managers.


  • Prepare drawings for approval in the appropriate formats and both issue and obtain approvals in a timely manner.
  • Completion of CDM documentation.
  • Prepare a design that is both the buildable and manufacturable within the costs allowed, liaise with senior designers, managers and suppliers throughout the process.
  • Review comments to drawings, especially considering if the comments are design changes or have cost or time implications. Revise and resubmit as required.
  • Prepare initial material call-offs for procurement to meet overall programme.
  • Attend design meetings to resolve design and co-ordination issues with other elements of the project.
  • Attend site for surveys with project managers.
  • Prepare manufacturing details, shop drawings and installation drawings/instructions.
  • Prepare and issue drawings for construction and as built.
  • Provide outline timescales for completion of all elements within a project.
  • Monitor project progress and inform relevant parties throughout the project.
  • Continuously review the design against costings and inform project managers and or quantity surveyors of any potential issues or overspends.
  • Assist in preparation of Risk Assessments, Method Statements, O&M Manuals or other project documentation.
  • Ensure all correspondence is electronically filed.

If you are interested please click apply attaching your most up to date CV.

Aimee Ireland, Permanent & Contract Consultant at PW Construction Recruitment is handling this vacancy.

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