Willmott Dixon

Assistant Design Coordinator

28 Sep 2021
28 Oct 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

We are now looking to recruit an Assistant Design Coordinator join our growing team in the Midlands based from our Central Birmingham office at Two Snow Hill (although this will continue to be a hybrid role; split between home, site and main office to suit the individual and work commitments).

As an Assistant Design Coordinator you will assist in the coordination of the design and working drawing process.

Assist in managing the design process to produce accurate information in line with the agreed specification and cost plan/estimate.

This role would suit a recent architectural graduate or someone having completed a year in industry/apprenticeship or a trainee with some experience.

Manage the appointed consultants in line with their deed and agreed scope of services.

Contribute to the production and monitoring of the design programme.

Investigate cost effective technical solutions.

Attend design team meetings and produce an accurate action list to all involved within 2 working days.

Assist with the production of designs that meet all necessary statutory and regulatory approvals and record on appropriate tracking logs.

To conduct their role in a way which is consistent with the company's sustainability objectives.

Identify opportunities to add value throughout the design process.

Engage with the project team and CBM Coordinator to mitigate all health and safety risks.

Be aware of projects risks and assist with their resolution.

Work alongside a Design Manager or Senior Design Manager on larger projects.

Constantly reinforce and deliver our customer first ethic.

You will be joining a friendly and supportive team and we hope to offer you a career of a lifetime.

Values that we live by and would hope you do too - Courage, being Open and Respect for everyone (COR).

What is the benefit of joining Willmott Dixon…?

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Willmott Dixon Interiors are an Investor in People Gold Award holder.

You will have a clear plan around your development. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business; our values are at the epicentre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent coupled with the right culture and values ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets.

We have very recently been awarded 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 (2020) to work for, the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Criteria

  • Experience of various forms of construction technology
  • Understanding of CAD and Microsoft Office
  • Experience of working with design teams.
  • Experience of multiple or large-scale project delivery
  • Experience of reading and interpreting drawings and technical specifications
  • An understanding of environmental procedures.
  • Interaction with customers.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Minimum relevant level 3 qualification (ONC / NVQ3 etc)
  • Appropriate CSCS card.
  • Valid driving licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Construction related degree
  • Student membership of CIOB.

This role would be suitable to a person who:

  • Is a team player
  • Is able to Influence and inspire
  • Has a growth mindset
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Is able to Problem solve
  • Is positive & proactive
  • Has excellent presentations skills both written and verbal
  • Is Innovative / Creative / open minded
  • Displays model behaviour that shows respect, helpfulness and co-operation
  • Reflects regularly on experiences and performances and constantly seeks to improve
  • Is personable, friendly, approachable, motivated and flexible
  • Has the ability to communicate with all levels of staff
  • Is people focused
  • Is Driven / motivated
  • Is Organised / Detailed

Sound like you? If so, come and join our Willmott Dixon Interiors team, and become a great ambassador of our business.

In return we provide you a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, the opportunities for you to develop your career with Willmott Dixon and the training to make this happen - but most importantly a great place to work with a true family ethos and a chance to develop your career of a lifetime!

Additional Information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

We are happy to consider flexible working.

We are a disability confident employer.

About Us

We are proud to be part of the Willmott Dixon family; a privately-owned contracting and interior fit out group in the UK. With a rich history, amazing track record and strong values, this partnership makes us a stronger and more progressive organisation, allowing us to share knowledge and take on bigger and better projects

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