Willmott Dixon

Design Manager

11 May 2022
10 Jun 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

Willmott Dixon is looking for a Design Manager to support our projects across the Yorkshire region. The successful candidate will work in a hybrid way from our Leeds (Morley) office, at home and onsite.

The main role of a Design Manager at Willmott Dixon is to manage the design process, promote the integration of disciplines and select, manage, and appoint consultants to ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services.

You will therefore be able to overview, monitor and report on design programmes, and provide technical support to the bid process. In addition, you will be developing designs that utilise innovative techniques on multiple/complex projects. Communication, attention to detail and working collaboratively are crucial in this role and will help you carry out the following responsibilities;
* Lead the design process to produce accurate information in line with the agreed specification and cost plan/estimate
* It is also equally important to manage the appointment of consultants and ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services
* Develop a design programme with the consultants to meet the agreed whole life programme dates
* Provide cost-effective technical solutions
* Chair design team meetings and issue actions
* Produce designs that meet all necessary statutory and regulatory approvals and record on appropriate tracking logs

You will be leading the design on exciting projects ranging in value from £5m to £45m across a range of sectors, including Education, Leisure, Health, Blue Light and Commercial. With several projects on the ground and a transparent pipeline, you can have the confidence you are joining a stable business with a great culture.

In return

We reward our people generously with a competitive salary and a market-leading benefits package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

Additional Information

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible. We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

About Us

Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group with a local regional presence throughout the UK. Founded in 1852, we are family run and dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment. Our passion is to create spectacular outcomes for our customers in the knowledge that our projects have a hugely beneficial impact on the UK's economic growth and prosperity. We are also passionate about our people and have a real focus and drive to support their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion is what differentiates us and has allowed us to enjoy considerable success in recent years, underlined by placing 5th in the 2020 Sunday Times list of Best 100 Companies to Work For - better than any other construction company. Times Top 50 employers for women 2021 as well as our platinum award for 'Investing In People' Add to that our numerous other awards, including three Queen's Awards for Enterprise in five years; our industry-leading approach to sustainability - we have been carbon neutral since 2012; and a strong financial position, with 100% UK turnover and no bank borrowings…we believe we truly can offer a career of a lifetime.

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