Senior Design Manager

Location Salisbury
Discipline: Engineering & Technical
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £TBC
Contact name: Debbie Edwards
Contact email:
Job ref: REF: 6926
Published: 4 days ago
Expiry date: 28 February 2022

Time to take ownership of your career in 2022. Here is an incredibly important role we are delighted to be handling for our Salisbury based client.

Here is some key information regarding the Senior Design Manager vacancy: To oversee the general running of a CAD department, produce project specific specifications, technical submissions and assisting the cad technicians to produce GA to construction status drawings. You are required to attend initial design meetings both in house and on site, and to liaise with the department regarding the design and specification for the individual project. You will assist the Production and Procurement teams with the material procurement and ensure that crucial drawing deadlines are met.

Some of the role accountabilities:

  • Receive files from the order stage and define the project specifications, technical submissions and requirements against quotation/cost plan.

  • Arrange initial design meetings to ensure proposed designs and details are documented.

  • Direct cad technicians with the aid of project specifications to start GA drawings.

  • Direct CAD technicians to achieve critical fabrication, installation and accessory requirement dates

  • Direct technicians in line with architect and consultant’s comments and requirements and assist the CAD technicians in adjusting drawings in line with design scope requirements.

  • Compile and maintain product documentation within the CAD department.

  • Liaise with the scheduling co-ordinate to ensure project information is up to date on status report in line with the construction issue drawings.

  • Advise the QS and estimators regarding variations to project requirements and await instruction from the QS / contracts manager prior to proceeding.

  • Ensure CAD department files are maintained and all details and design changes are recorded within the department library.

  • Cross check and sign off drawing details to ensure product compatibility and fabrication requirements are met in line with the project scope

  • Manage the Compilation of the O&M manual information in line with project requirements.

  • Issue official documentation/test results to clients as required.

  • Research and specify any specialist fixing types and liaise with the team to include within the details to suit.

  • Review and arrange project specific loadings and site-specific calculations with engineers as required.

  • Set up and record standard limitations for products used with in the design process to guide the design team.

Key skills and experiences required:

  • Construction industry knowledge

  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office suite

  • Must be able to perform a variety of duties being resourceful and maintaining flexibility

  • Ability to focus and maintain attention to performance of tasks and to work and complete assignments on time despite frequent interruptions.

  • Effective communication - express or exchange ideas; must be able to verbally convey detailed instructions.

  • Able to manage priorities and workflow

  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail, commitment to high standards

  • Working with people - adapts to the team and builds team spirit / communication

  • Persuading and Influencing - gains clear agreement and commitment

  • Presenting and Communicating - clear and concise instruction, understands audience

  • Planning and organising – able to forward plan and manage time, resources and people

  • Adapting and responding to change – able to adapt to change, accepts new ideas and shows sensitivity to different cultures and backgrounds

As a Manager and Department lead this role is crucial to the future growth of our Client's Design division. If you see this as an exciting opportunity, please get in touch with Debbie today.