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Design Manager | Large Housing Developer | Birmingham | £75,000-£85,000+p

Design Manager | Large Housing Developer | Birmingham | £75,000-£85,000+p

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Our client are a large, highly successful developer that builds high-quality new homes across the UK. They are currently delivering more than 1000 units per year and are still growing rapidly. Due to growth they require a Design Manager based on one of their flagship sites.


Key responsibilities

  • Provides and leads on solutions to design issues ensuring compliance with Building Regulations, technical requirements and in accordance with the change control process
  • Advises the Construction team on quality control, advising on technical issues, common defects and areas requiring particular attention
  • Vets all designs to ensure efficiency, buildability & quality
  • As part of the effective delivery of our Performance Development framework, provide coaching and regular feedback to maximise performance delivery and development, encouraging collaboration and empowerment
  • Maintains knowledge and adheres to relevant Group Policies and Procedures, Legislation and Regulations
  • Develops and ensures safe and responsible working practices Homes – Technical Senior Design Manager
  • Manages the flow of information including drawings, design plans and technical approvals, on live

projects so that the site team and others have all the documentation they need for the build, when they need it

  • Manages section agreements to the point of technical approval and legal agreement, then advises the construction and commercial teams on requirements to ensure timely adoptions
  • Ensures the proper legal setup of projects so that the necessary legal easements and permissions are in place, conveyancing plans are coordinated, ongoing management structures are in place, sample transfers are agreed and purchasers have accurate information
  • Adheres to the change control process to ensure compliance with company standards and other

regulation factors

  • Proposes and leads on the implementation of innovative solutions to improve efficiency, quality, safety and customer satisfaction
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with key Homes and SL&R stakeholders, as well as

Statutory bodies, utility companies and warranty providers

  • Manages multi-disciplined external project teams and works collaboratively with internal project team members, regional development teams, internal and external project team members and Homes staff across all disciplines


We are looking for:

  • Relevant degree or similar level technical qualification e.g. Architectural Technologist
  • Significant experience in Technical Construction
  • Excellent Planning, organising and prioritising skills
  • Excellent negotiator
  • Excellent technical and good management skills
  • Full UK driving licence
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Job Overview
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Offered Salary
GBP£75000-£85000+p Per YEAR
Job Location
Birmingham, UK
Job Type

Ross Henderson

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