Construction - Design Manager

2 weeks ago
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Robertson is one of the largest independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies in the UK. We have reached our 50th year of trading in better shape than ever, with a strong confirmed order book, diverse income streams and a dedicated, expert workforce.

Covering the entire built environment lifecycle, we operate throughout the UK, with offices across Scotland and the North and Midlands of England.

Robertson comprises 21 businesses, directly employing over 2200 people. A strong entrepreneurial culture – built on the foundations of innovation, productivity and sustainability – permeates the group.

Although we encompass a variety of separate businesses and capabilities, we are one group with a common goal: working together to transform communities.


This role will be working for Robertson Construction Northern based in Elgin.

Your new role

  • Manage the development of all Contractor design within the project
  • Ensuring strict adherence to all design and build procedures.
  • Ensure the design and delivery programme is adhered to at all times
  • Identify and escalate any risk issues to senior management
  • Co-ordinate external contractors with the Design team
  • Develop and finalise various works packages
  • Ensure the external contractor’s elements of the project are developed in accordance with the project specifications and drawings achieving the desired quality.
  • Effectively manage and co-ordinate sub-contractors works packages and design information flow
  • Liaise with the statutory authorities, local community and other agencies affected by the design as required.
  • Chair Co-ordination Meetings and Subcontractor Design Meetings and any other such meetings as necessary
  • Produce timely Minutes of Meetings.
  • Responsible for contract administration for the contractor’s design portion packages
  • Assist in providing monthly internal and external site performance reports covering design, design development, risk and procurement / off site manufacture.
  • Ensure the CDP contractors adhere to all current legislation for health, safety, welfare and environmental matters.
  • Assist the commercial team with subcontract issues and any divergence from the tendered bid

What's in it for me

  • Degree qualified preferably in a construction related subject
  • Extensive experience in a similar design role
  • Membership of a professional body
  • Experience of managing a high value contract
  • Proven experience of managing contractor design elements/ D&B works
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Holds SMSTS and CSCS card.
  • Organisational skills
  • Strong man-management skills
  • Excellent IT skills

Hours of work: 38.75


Robertson is an equal opportunities employer


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