• Design Manager

    Location : Location UK-Birmingham-
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  • Overview

    Due to the continued growth for our UK business, we are looking appoint a Design Manager to join our UK team and engineering operations.


    You will lead and manage the design process and teams on assigned client projects. This is a strategic appointment within the UK team to focus on flawless design delivery, coordination and engineering execution.


    • Utilise appropriate systems and provide leadership to the Design and Document Management functions on the project, in accordance with established PM Group procedures and protocols.
    • To complete and publish a Design Management Plan (part of the Project Execution Plan) and establish project specific procedures and implement them, in accordance with PM Group established procedural protocols.
    • Provide interface with client, as appropriate where defined in the project structure.
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude to safety and to ensure the “Design” team is active in this regard.
    • Lead the Design team to insure that the overall project requirements are satisfied.
    • Work with the discipline leads to establish an agreed scope of services for all Design disciplines and/or Design Sub-contractors/Suppliers.
    • Ensure adherence to the design brief/scope of service and develop (as required) a comprehensive scope of service for the next stage of project.
    • Manage all design reviews and co-ordination meetings; ensuring a fully coordinated Design strategy is in place and work closely with discipline lead designers to deliver.
    • Ensure that fully coordinated design is produced that integrates with the agreed Project Execution Plan and that the design is regularly monitored for progress and updated as required.
    • Manage change control (in conjunction with internal team)
    • Deliver to cost in terms of design fee and project prime cost.
    • Liaise with senior management to establish and confirm fee targets, and ensure the design team is aware of and monitor progress against the target fees.
    • Ensure that design is developed in line with procurement and construction requirements and the cost plan budget allowances.
    • To ensure that the Design fully accords with the defined specifications as detailed within the work package control document or Sub-contract documents as appropriate.
    • In conjunction with Senior Management and discipline heads, ensure that resource management is effectively and efficiently applied to the project.


    • A Bachelor Degree or equivalent in related subject (e.g. Engineering, Construction or Science)
    • A professional qualification in recognized Project Management professional body (e.g. APM or PMI) is highly desirable.
    • You must have a proven level of experience in delivering complex and multi-disciplined EPCM projects in the Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical sector.
    • You must have excellent commercial awareness and business acumen with the ability to manage projects to budget including man- hours and commercial targets.
    • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to produce quality work and achieve project deadlines within budget.
    • You must be self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business services.
    • A forward planner, who identifies and resolves project challenges effectively.
    • You must be able to critically assesses own performance and performance of others.
    • Act as a Project Sponsor when required.
    • Have an in-depth knowledge base and experience across all RIBA work stages.
    • Ability to lead, coordinate and supervise both internal and external teams.
    • Display excellent written and verbal communication skills. Have thorough knowledge of UK building regulations and construction technology.
    • Possess exceptional technical and construction detailing ability.
      A working knowledge of Revit would be beneficial, but is not essential.


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