Senior Design Manager

  • Job Reference: 202544
  • Date Posted: 31 December 2020
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
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  • Location: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Real Estate & Property, Property & Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Location: Maple Cross

Business Area: Build Southern

Building Futures. Building Teams. Building Careers.

As one of the UK's leading regional builders, Kier Group's expertise, experience and flexibility is relied upon to deliver projects of all sizes and complexities, in many different sectors throughout the country. Every day of every year, our people meet all types of needs across hundreds of health, education and prison projects - building anything from a strategic asset costing hundreds of millions of pounds, to a small-budget school extension that creates priceless classroom space.

Job responsibilities

We are looking to recruit a Senior Design Manager to lead on a new healthcare project in our Southern region. The main purpose of the role is to co-ordinate and integrate the activities of our external design consultants. You will also be assisting on pre-construction activities and tender opportunities, and will be asked to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants including scope of services, responsibilities & fees. We will look to you to drive innovative and cost-effective solutions into the design, progress design issues within strict timescales, and attend tender launch/adjudication meetings as required.

This position also offers the opportunity to be based from the office of your choice, from either Southampton, Crawley or Maple Cross.

What do we need from you?

To be successful in this role, we're looking for those with a solid experience in a design role with a main contractor; healthcare project experience; have an understanding of different Client procurement routes; experience of site/contract procedures; and have an understanding of Building Regulations and Planning Permission procedures.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car, private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options, together with additional valuable benefits such as:

  • Free Life Assurance

  • Access to a range of attractive Flexible benefit options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyles

  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers

  • Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing.

Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that we'll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you're successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks. We encourage flexible working wherever possible in your role - and this may allow you to work from home or from one of our other offices/sites, if appropriate.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy.

Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

Closing Date: 30/01/2021