Willmott Dixon Interiors is currently looking to recruit a Design Manager (or Senior Design Coordinator). The successful applicant will ideally be located in or around Reading as the initial project is in Oxford (circa £15mil major refurbishment) but future projects could be Oxford, Reading area or London (our main office is Farringdon London, next to City Thameslink station). You will ideally be able to provide leadership and management of design process and allocated resources and should be contractually astute and be experienced in executing deeds of appointment.
As the specialist interiors arm of the Willmott Dixon Group we are currently involved in projects with values of £5-20m (but experience of bigger projects will be very useful for our future pipeline of work). These include some major refurbishments to listed and landmark buildings, educational & medical institutions.
The main role of a Design Manager at Willmott Dixon is to manage the design process, promote 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 also provide technical support to the bid process. In addition you will be developing designs that utilise innovative techniques on multiple/complex projects. Values that we live by and would hope you do too – Courage, being Open and Respect for everyone (COR).
Our office (when you need to go to it – how times have changed) is within easy reach of a number of stations: Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Farringdon, Fenchurch Street, Holborn, Liverpool Street and Waterloo and all the fantastic amenities, our customers and food destinations that part of London offers!
Essential and Desirable Criteria
Essential Criteria * Experience of various forms of construction technology * Understanding of CAD and Microsoft Office * Design manager experience with a main contractor * Experience of multiple or large-scale project delivery * Experience of reading and interpreting drawings and technical specifications * Experience of managing specialist designers and managing others in your team * Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (ONC / NVQ4 etc) * Valid driving licence
Desirable Criteria * Navigation experience of design package software * Working towards MCIOB/RICS * Construction related degree * Experience of NEC forms of contract * Experience of using 4P EDMS
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!
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.