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Design Manager

Design managers are responsible for making sure that the design of all parts of a construction project  - structure, architecture, façade, mechanical electrical and public health and others is being done to programme. They also need to make sure that what is being designed can be built safely and easily.

What The Job Involves

What are the key responsibilities for this position?

Key Responsibilities

Working with cost team to make sure the price of the design is to budget
Working with the procurement team to make sure that the items we need on site by a particular date is on time
Meetings with all design team members to coordinate and finalise design
Review design documents and highlight risks

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Entry Requirements

Degree or apprenticeship in any subject related to construction or civil engineering or architecture

What key skills and personal attributes help with this role?

Skills & Attributes

Natural leader
Good people skills
Ability to multi task
Organisational skills
Knowledge of construction/ engineering/ architecture
Strong communication skills

How much can you expect to earn and what are the career progression options?

The following figures are intended as a guideline only.

Salary & Progression

Junior design managers: £25,000- £30,000 a year
Experienced design managers: £30,000- £50,000 a year
Senior design managers: £50,000 - £90,000 a year
Freelance design managers negotiate a daily rate for the length of the contract
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