Design Manager – Part-time/Full-time

Posted By: George Hixon
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Location: Newcastle, Tyne & Wear
Job Type: Permanent
Category: Construction

My client are an architectural design company with in-house structural engineering and planning consultants. Principally catering toward high-end domestic clients and developments including change of use, and conversion projects. After impressive recent growth, they are now looking for a Design Manager to oversee the Design team in the performance of the project work that comes in. The ideal candidate will be a chartered architectural technologist with experience leading & directing a small team in a similar capacity. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company with an enviable reputation within the market. My client is willing to consider candidates looking for part-time work with the relevant skill set. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing a small design team
  • Providing a lead designer role on all projects.
  • Supporting, coordinating and providing leadership to the design team reporting into the Managing Director
  • Provide outstanding direction and advice with regards to local planning policy and building regulations
  • Applying and liaising with representatives of the Local Authority with a view to gain full approvals.
  • Development & coaching of the design team with key objectives and targeted growth
  • Providing any suggestions for improvement within the design lifecycle process

Essential Requirements

  • MCIAT chartered architectural technologist or qualified architect with min 3 years exp.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and communication
  • Excellent knowledge of local planning policy and building regulations
  • In-depth knowledge of Autodesk Revit software
  • Experience of design for residential extensions, small and medium housing developments, conversions of all kinds and commercial projects.
  • Experience as a principal designer under CDM regulations
  • Up to date knowledge of modern methods of construction and timber-framed buildings.

The Person

  • Excellent organisation and good working culture
  • Proven man management experience within a small design team
  • An effective communicator able to present technical content in layman terms
  • Ability to work autonomously, taking charge of the secured projects coming in from the Managing Director

  Applications for this position require a portfolio of completed design work.




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