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Design Manager Fit-Out

Job Title: Design Manager Fit-Out
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes or London
Salary: 50000 - 60000
REF: AM193
Contact Name: Anthony McCormack
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

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Working for this leading independently owned Construction Company, majoring on civil engineering and operating across the UK and Ireland. The position sits within the specialist drylining contracting group who carry strong reputation ensuring repeat business for a number of prestigious clients. Contracts are designed and delivered via a bespoke offsite manufacturing system, with services including drywall suspended ceilings and plaster finishes, plus more recently wash room fit out packages. Culture wise they care about employees and are passionate about delivering quality projects and client satisfaction.

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The job as Design Manager fit-out based at our off-site manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes, we are seeking a Fit Out Design Manager with joinery fit out experience to take responsibility and manage all design activity’s within our Wash Room Fit Out division. Should a Milton Keynes base not be a feasible, there may be the option to work on-site(s) within Central London.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity working 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Working with and reporting directly to the Construction Director, you will create fit out design solutions in line with the project design brief, via bespoke offsite manufacturing system. You will be responsible for managing one fit out designer, working collaboratively to produce drawings and design work.  Specifically:  Organise and chair design meetings with the architect, site team and suppliers.  Manage the design process through to the point of publication of assigned A Status drawings.  Manage the drawing administration process and be competent with design filing protocol systems.  Manage and track the design process, using RFI protocols.  Manage the technical submittal process.  Manage the product sample submittal process.  Be actively involved in the sampling process including the production of the samples sign off.  Assist in the production of the O&M Manuals.  Co-ordinate sub-contractor and supply drawings.  Manage the supply chain design / drawing process. Create / manage the production of material schedules including supply drawings.  Assist with the procurement of bespoke designed materials and play an active part in the order enquiry process, solely from a design procress.  Liaise and work closely with the Commercial Manager in understanding what financial allowances have been made for the projects and have an awareness of financial restraints when progressing with design.  Liaise and work closely with our Factory Manager in our manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes, to assist with production query’s and to drive development and improvement of our offsite manufactured product.  Take an active involvement of the production process so that the architects desire on quality of workmanship is communicated to the production team.  Liaise and work closely and build strong relationships with our Project Site Management teams and assist them in the project delivery.  Manage / oversee the production of factory / workshop drawings and schedules.

You will have

A fit out background is essential in this role.  A joinery design background and BIM 3D Modelling experience would be held in high regard. Be competent and experienced in AutoCad and Fit Out design.  Understand the clients / architects design brief, specification and drawings.
Be capable and competent in dealing directly with the Project Architect and Principle Contractor Design Manager.  Be competent in coordinating our drawings with other trade contractors drawings and be comfortable dealing with other trade contractors direct.  Be familiar in working with and finding information from the architects specification documents.  Be capable of producing / amending design programmes.  Have an understanding of CDM regulations and the responsibilities that this brings from a design perspective.  Understand project BREEAM requirements.  Be up-to-date with current fit out products and be familiar with the supply chain.  Be capable of scheduling timber and metal doorsets, along with an ironmongery schedule to the architects specification.  Be up-to-date with modern fixing techniques.

You will get

Salary is solid at £50K-£60K Neg + Car/allowance, bonus and competitive benefits package applies.

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