Senior Design Manager

  • Job Reference: SDM1
  • Date Posted: 26 March 2021
  • Recruiter: Daniel Owen Ltd
  • Website:
  • Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire
  • Salary: £55.00 to £75.00
  • Bonus/Benefits: Package
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Daniel Owen are currently looking to speak to Senior Design Manager with previous experience in building high value educational facilities. This is a permanent, full-time role working Monday to Friday. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

To manage the process of compiling and producing design information on contracts with an expected value of £ 2.5 M to £ 60 M.


  • Agree appointment and scope of service for Design Team
  • Review, comply and implement design management protocols
  • Clear communication of expectations for design deliverable with designers
  • Review compliance with Building regulations and other statutory regulations
  • Provide quality control over design outputs and production
  • Liaise with the Commercial Team for cost checking as design is developed
  • Liaise with the operational teams regarding buildability and logistics
  • Monitoring of design & resolution of technical queries
  • Review design deliverables and progress against design programme
  • Chairing design team meetings
  • Review compliance of design against Employer's Requirements/ Specs/Contractors Proposals/Budget
  • Review, assist and develop design, procurement and construction programmes
  • Input into VE and design change
  • Monitor design changes and change control
  • Agree design changes with Client
  • Any other reasonable management request


  • Able to programme design works
  • Knowledge of methodology and sequencing process in delivering a construction project including design and pre-construction activities
  • Understanding of design requirements for procurement and construction purposes
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and communicate effectively with all those who have a stake in the work
  • Understanding of contractual requirements of the contracts
  • Understanding of and driving CDM in the project
  • Ability to drive issues through to completion
  • Previous high value school experience
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of building legislation

If you are interested in the role please call or email Isabelle on 02039170690 or