• Design Manager

    Job Locations UK-Yorkshire & East Midlands
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Design Management
  • Overview

    At Robertson, we build much more than just ground-breaking infrastructure. We build brilliant communities, we build forward-thinking businesses, and we build the kind of amazing, career-transforming futures that our people look forward to every day.


    Were one of the UKs largest, independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies and were still growing fast. The way we work is innovative and transformative, our people are passionate and knowledgeable, our culture is warm, friendly and family-driven, and with over 50 years experience of our industry, our clients trust us to deliver everything we promise.


    This role is for a Design Manager for Robertson Contruction based in Coventry.

    Your new role

    When it comes to your career, we deliver everything we promise too.


    As Design Manager, you’ll be responsible for:

    • Highly motivated professional individuals who use their organisational skills to bring together architects, structural engineers and services engineers, along with specialist designers, with the aim of producing a coordinated design.
    • Develop a robust system to manage the design – not necessarily administer every aspect of it – emphasis should be on putting into place a sound and accountable system
    • Manage a design team
    • Managing the design process using his/her commercial / contractual / programme / time awareness and technical expertise
    • Supporting, understanding and advising the client as to the requirements and his/her obligations in the development of a building design
    • Encouraging design consultants to produce their work whilst maximising their experience, resources, and talents in a cost effective way
    • Ensuring the design process recognises current legislation, standards and codes of practice where appropriate
    • Ensuring design information is of the right quality and keeps pace with project timescales
    • Striving to eliminate H&S risks in the design and financial risks during construction
    • Undertake regular assessments for buildability / cost / packaging & programme implications / statutory compliance / suitability for use in procurement & construction / risk
    • Utilise the various company procedural systems in the manner defined and ensure communications protocols are followed
    • Help create and promote an environment of professionalism in relation to construction works
    • Support the business to secure new work
    • Adapt effectively to varying environments, responsibilities, people and culture
    • Work with a team and work on more than one project or tender at a time
    • Maintain a business perspective that is reflected in all decisions and actions
    • Demonstrate a strong commercial awareness identifying opportunities and risks
    • Take a strategic view of issues alongside immediate operational requirements
    • Analyse relevant information and identify innovative and effective solutions to issues
    • Anticipate problems and modify plans accordingly


    To join us, we’re looking for:


    • Professionally recognised qualifications
    • Design management experience with major contractor
    • Ability to work on own initiative
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Computer literate
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Ability to provide leadership to drive design process to cost
    • Commercial awareness

    What's in it for me

    We also look after our people just as much as we look after our clients, and you’ll discover dedicated training teams to help keep you up to speed, together with a huge range of personal development programmes.


    And on top of a competitive salary and pension, you’ll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you’re based.


    Ready to #TransformYourCareer? Apply now!


    Robertson is an Equal Opportunities Employer


    Company:Robertson Group



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