Our client designs and manufactures roofing, rainscreen cladding and building envelopes for the commercial sector.
They are looking for a Senior Designer, with a HND or equivalent degree in a design related subject. You must have at least three years’ experience as a draughtsperson or designer for a main contractor or a specialist contractor, ideally in a related sector of the industry, ie roofing and cladding, glazing or modular buildings. Membership to a professional body is desirable but not essential. You will be someone who takes ownership for their work and be able to represent the company’s interests in a tactically appropriate way.
The main duties of the role include:
To provide direction and support to the design team, ensuring both team and individual development needs are met. To attend handover meetings to discuss the project, identify particular design issues and clarify scope of works as well as monitoring design programme progress and reporting any potential issues to the Design Manager.
To ensure that the production of working drawings/design is in accordance with the specifications received from the customer, and amendments agreed with the customer at pre-order stage. To check that they are within budget and that there are clearly defined methods of construction, setting out requirements and materials to be used.
You will have to submit the design for internal review and then to the client for their approval as well as supervising and monitoring the issue of drawings and other design information by trainee draughtspeople ensuring adherence with the relevant processes and procedures.
It is vital that you have an understanding of roofing and cladding and how glazing fits with the building envelope system. The successful candidate will also have impeccable communication as this role will involve extensive communication with internal and external customers.