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Design Manager – Industrial/Cold Stores

Location: Head Office/Project Based

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Here at Russell WBHO, we have a solid pipeline of work into 2024/25 and have a portfolio of exciting projects including:

  • New Build Hotels: £30M – £45M
  • Industrial / Cold Stores: £6 – £20M
  • New Build / Refurb high-end office space: £16M – £95M

An opportunity has arisen to join our Design Management Team, initially with our dynamic Industrial/Cold Store Team.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in the field & will have experience of:

  • The full project life-cycle – from inception through to project handover and customer care
  • Leading all aspects of the Design Management of live bids / schemes through the full project lifecycle
  • Influencing designs to promote buildability and cost efficiency
  • Net Zero, sustainability & energy/carbon related matters – helping both the Business and our Clients achieve their obligations & commitments
  • Working with supply chain partners to develop optimal delivery solutions
  • CDM Regulations, Regulatory Approvals and Planning Conditions
  • Compiling and negotiating Consultant and Sub-Contractor Appointments / Design Responsibility Matrices in collaboration with Russells in-house Lawyer
  • Input to Supply Chain interviews, sub-contract procurement processes & specialist’s technical appraisals
  • Preparation of Contractors Proposals and Employers Requirements
  • Providing support for Technical Queries & RFI’s
  • Managing 3rd Party Consents
  • Preparation of Contractors Proposals/Employers Requirements
  • Maintaining, continuing and building Client relationships
  • Supporting Employee development via active input into the Building Student Programme

Key attributes will also include:

  • Effective communication skills – with the ability and willingness to face challenges and solve problems
  • Excellent working knowledge of construction techniques, sequences, methodologies and processes
  • Highly organised and methodical
  • Solid presentation skills – verbal & written
  • Commercial & Contractual awareness
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to effectively liaise with Internal and External Project Teams, the Pre-Construction and Building Services Departments whilst reporting to the Project Lead/SMT/Directors as necessary
  • An attention to detail whilst retaining a strategic overview, to meet demanding deadlines
  • A well-read understanding of Building Regulations and Industry Best Practice Guidance etc.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

Should you wish to apply for this role, please complete the form below or email your CV and covering letter to headed “Design Manager – Industrial/Cold Stores Position”.

We look forward to hearing from you.

You must have the right to work in the UK.

No agencies please.

Kind regards,

The Russell WBHO Recruitment Team

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