Our client designs and manufactures roofing, rainscreen cladding and building envelopes for the commercial sector.
They are looking to take on a Design Manager, 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.
To ensure the production of a total design solution specific to each contract. This will be done by ensuring compliance to manufacturer’s recommendations and company procedures as well as the clients and their representatives’ requirements and current legalisation. The main duties of the role are to:
Provide direction and support to the design team, ensuring both team and individual development needs are met
Attendance at handover meetings to discuss the project, identify particular design issues and clarify scope of works;
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. Ensure that they are within the cost budget of the estimate and that there are clearly defined methods of construction setting out requirements and materials to be used;
Review designs through liaison with the other parties involved prior to release for customer acceptance or comment;• have an understanding of roofing and cladding and how glazing fits with the building envelope system
The successful candidate will have impeccable communication skills as this role will involve extensive communication with internal and external customers.