Design and Pre-Construction Manager

Barking, London (Greater)
£55,000 Plus 30 days holiday, Lap Top, Mobile
31 May 2019
30 Jun 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Council owned company

Be First Job Description

Be First is changing the landscape of Barking and Dagenham, contributing to the Council’s goal of 50,000 new homes and 20,000 new jobs created over the next 20 years

As part of that Be First are delivering approximately £1bn worth of capital works over the next 5 years ranging from new build houses to roads, bridges, and schools. We require a design manager to join us, to ensure we get the best out of what we do.

Job Title: Design and Pre-construction Manager 

Salary: £55,000

Key Role Responsibilities

Managing the ‘Be First Book’. Holding the pen and ensuring that we are consistent in what we do

Developing, Instilling and then managing a design development process, consistent across all schemes

Managing the relationship between Be First architects, the Be First Development and Contractors Teams and the contractors during the design phase of a project

Capturing design change and assisting in ensuring that its costed properly

Assisting the document control team in managing a robust and contractually compliant process

Ensuring that Be First designs meet statutory, legal and London planning requirements, working with the planning consultants and the development team

Ensuring that design milestones are tracked and met.

Ensuring Be First and the Principal Designer carry out their design duties

Lead and roll out the BIM strategy

Support safety by design across all schemes

Lead the design consultant appointment process by sourcing or tendering an appropriate framework or procurement process for going forwards

Manage the consultant supply chain in the review of documentation

Manage the design strategy for the next 5 years, both from a concept and a practical perspective.

Provide overview to the framework management team on the DPS and construction management framework performance

Reporting to:- Assistant Construction Director or Assistant Development Director


Key Skills and Attributes:-

Literate in the use of Microsoft Office, CAD and good knowledge of EDMS systems

Understands BIM and BIM strategy

Meets deadlines

Organises others in the meeting of design deadlines. Demonstrable people management skills

Proven ability in dealing with construction issues in a live environment 

Understands the RIBA scheme of works design process and the outputs required

Good knowledge of UK construction best practice

Good knowledge of OJEU compliance requirements for design partners

Excellent knowledge of the London Plan for Housing

Excellent working knowledge of the CDM regulations

Can demonstrate ability of managing multiple facet design previously

Great communicator. Comfortable speaking to both the client and contractors

Proven ability to upskill, build and manage a team.

Understands what’s best for us as a business, commercial acumen that drives effective decision making

Gets the best out of people, both sides of the organisation

Able to react to changing requirements. Shows great dexterity in the works they undertake

Demonstrates a practical approach to problem solving  

Chartered Engineer or heading towards chartership


Training to be provided:-

Appropriate EDMS training

Excel upskilling training (if needed)

Start Date- June 2019

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