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Design Manager

Ref no. BHN566924
Location Exeter, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 months+
Job status Closed

Job summary

Matchtech are excited to be working alongside a major civils contractor on the HMP Exeter porject, and as result we have a live opportunity for an experienced Design Manager.

Key skills required for this role



Design Manager - Building Services

Job description

As Design Manager, you will be administering the design function of a refurbishment scheme on-Site at HMP Exeter. The main works include window replacement, FSI (Fire Safety Improvement), and closing out some cell refurbishment issues. Due to the age of the building(s), there are also some Heritage England issues associated with Listed Buildings.

The role will involved drawing development/ commenting, compliance checking, satisfying client requirements, consultant/ sub-contractor management etc.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Regional/Senior Design Manager in discharging their tender stage tasks and responsibilities
  • Review the Project Information including the Employer's Requirements, Contractor's Proposals and Design Team appointments to brief the Design Team on their contractual obligations and their corresponding duties
  • Agree, in conjunction with the site team, the specialist subcontractor procurement strategy
    • Produce and agree the Project Stage Design Programme and associated Design Deliverables with the primary, secondary and specialist subcontract designers and monitor / report on progress
    • Produce and agree the Project Stage Specialist sub-contractor Procurement Schedule and Installation/Commission Programme
    • Monitor / report on progress to ensure overall progress against programme is maintained
  • Establish and agree the project Common Data Environment (CDE), the project file structure, virtual file links, email file links, security rights, work flows and voting rights
  • Establish the frequency and content for all design coordination workshops and progress meetings
  • Produce the project specific Design Management Plan (DMP) and BIM Execution Plan (BEP) and monitor compliance
  • Close out design assumptions, design opportunities (VE), design risks (HSE/CDM) made during the early stages of the design or the tender process
  • Verify that all new design documentation is compliant, coordinated, affordable and buildable on a weekly basis in accordance with the DMP
  • Manage the submission and timely approval of all reviewable design data
  • Assist in the commercial and technical review of specialist subcontract tender returns, establish interfaces and review alternative design
  • Prepare technical submissions for alternative designs, system, component, product and or material proposals for client approval
  • Progress the discharge of all outstanding Planning Conditions and the approval of all Building Regulation matters
  • Manage the post contract change control process in accordance with the DMP
  • Ensure all primary, secondary and specialist subcontractor Design Risk Assessments are produced for review and approval
  • Chair and record the outcomes of all primary, secondary and specialist subcontractor design workshops/meetings
  • Obtain responses to primary, secondary designers' TQs from the client's team and specialist subcontractor TQs from the primary designers
  • Monitor the production and quality of all design documentation against the agreed Design Quality / Key Performance Indicators
  • Review and approve primary and secondary designers' Applications for Payment
  • Obtain Design Reports from primary and secondary designers to accompany the monthly CVRs
  • Progress the approval of all specified design certificates including, CDM, BREEAM, Secure by Design
  • Ensure that all changes to primary and secondary design work are incorporated in the As-Built design documentation
  • Undertake design performance reviews for all primary, secondary and specialist subcontractor designers
  • Assist the Document Controller in archiving all final issue design documentation, for all As-Built Drawings, O&M Manuals, Health and Safety File and Post Construction Stage BREEAM certificate
  • Undertake or commission design autopsies on primary / secondary design defects
  • Produce a project specific Best Practice / Lessons Learnt paper

Role details

  • Based onsite at HMP Exeter
  • Hours : 08:00 - 16:00
  • To start ASAP
  • Degree, MCIOB, MOJ Enhanced Level 1 Clearance would be useful, but not a definitive requirement
  • 6 - 12 month assignment

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