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Design Manager - Sevenoaks

  • Location South East
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary Up to £70,000 + Bonus + Travel
  • Ref 12683

Design Manager Job in Sevenoaks

Design Manager Job for a growing multidisciplinary consultancy based in Sevenoaks, working on new build residential/high-rise schemes in London and Southeast. The role offers a competitive salary of up to £70k + bonus + travel, split between Sevenoaks and sites. To be considered you must be a Design Manager / Technical Design Manager from a residential developer/housebuilder background with residential high-rise experience.

The consultancy offers a multitude of services to include project management, surveying, cost consultancy and design management and specialise in residential, affordable housing, major regeneration and remedial projects for developers, RPs, and Local Authorities. Made up of around 100 employees and 4 offices, they are continuing to grow with a strong pipeline of work across London and the Southeast.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Liaise closely with Clients, Contractors, Developers
  • Report on a regular basis on status of projects and update fee projections
  • Undertake reviews of changes in legislation/regulations
  • Deal with/organise all pre-contract investigations, surveys and other due diligence issues required by Clients, including sustainability issues
  • Chair and minute design team meetings; immediate issue of minutes to all relevant parties
  • Manage where applicable other consultants on behalf of client
  • Undertake all client funding and development control requirements and audits
  • Prepare with the EA/PM Employer’s Requirements, Performance Specs etc
  • Manage, maintain and review information submissions
  • Production of pre-contract programmes
  • Attend design team meetings and ensure contractor compliance with Employer’s requirements, audit contractor proposals
  • Site inspections
  • Co-ordinate design management and audit projects
  • Essential Skills, Knowledge and Understanding.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Technical Design Manager experience
  • From a residential developer/housebuilder background
  • Experience with residential high-rise projects
  • Experienced in cladding / façade / external envelope systems
  • Understanding of planning processes and submissions
  • Commercial/value engineering understanding
  • Knowledge of CDM regulations
  • Proficient in BIM
  • Proficient in Viewpoint
  • Preferably MRICS / MCIOB or RIBA or equivalent or working towards any of these accreditations
  • Relevant construction related Degree.

What you get back

  • Salary of Up to £70,000 (Negotiable) + Bonus + Travel
  • Paid Mileage / Travel expenses
  • 28 Days holiday (+ birthday + Christmas)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Support with professional subscriptions
  • Social events.


If you meet the criteria above, send us your CV and portfolio. We receive a large number of applications so if you do not hear back within 7 days consider your application unsuccessful this time. We will keep a copy of your details on file for future vacancies.

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Design Manager Job in Sevenoaks – Your Property Recruitment Specialists (Recruiter: Kelly Armour Job Ref: 12683)

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