Design Manager

Ashbrittle Recruitment


Ref: RP812-08

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our Client is a well-known main contractor that operate globally. Following the award of a major project, they urgently require an ambitious Design Manager to help oversee the delivery of a major £200 million building project in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


• Managing the teams / designers of different disciplines into a coordinated design package
• Dealing with different parties, client, consultants, hotel and apartment operators etc to develop a design that satisfies all relevant requirements.
• Pursuing the design’s target and monitoring the design activities, in accordance with the indications received from the technical services director;
• Guaranteeing continuous support regarding design activities and processes to the different areas, projects and business units, intervening in the strategical and critical decisions to meet the defined group’s targets;
• Defining in accordance with the pm, the design, computations, methods and planning of construction activities throughout the entire execution phases of the project;
• Cooperating with the pm to identify the design activities that need to be outsourced, activating external consultancies, upon the basis of the internal resources available and the project requirements;
• Selecting and classifying the design and engineering suppliers, both on a national and international level, through inspections and audit, asking for support to the qhse office, requesting for quotations/offers and defining the agreement for their contribution, together with the support of the procurement office;
• Designating the design coordinators within his personnel design team, that will be responsible to coordinate the technical and design activities of the different disciplines;
• Defining and sharing the design template documents, databases and tools to be used in the design processes, while auditing the execution of the works to be made in compliance with internal guidelines both at a central and local level;
• Cooperating and follow-up with pms/area managers to verify the performance of the external studios complying with the project’s schedule and budget, contributing to the claims preparation supporting the legal office;
• Approving the technical drawings and computations, to follow the project’s requirements, verifying their completeness and adequacy;
• Managing and controlling the design costs originated from possible project’s variations;



• Experience in high rise design and construction
• Experience in hotel design and construction
• Depth of knowledge of the reference market, the solutions/services the company can provide and the company’s competitors;
• Knowledge of the field of construction and familiarity with construction techniques, materials and tools, according to the different activities and projects;
• Familiarity with the technical standards, regulations, criteria and contents with which a construction project needs to be drafted;
• Excellent knowledge of English;
• Familiarity with the legislation concerning works contracts and public works and the relevant laws;
• Ability to reach make-or-buy choices;
• Ability to organise the activities in the framework of the process managed and in relation to the other corporate processes, identifying and removing the inefficiencies;
• Bachelor’s degree in civil or construction engineering/architecture or related field;
• Relevant experience in similar roles;
• Experience within multicultural and international environment working for General contractor companies in private and public civil engineering projects;
• Good knowledge of design and engineering dedicated software such as AutoCad, Solidworks, Robot, Inventor, Revit, SAP;
• Good knowledge of MS Office Suite;

This position can be either single or married basis. A robust salary is on offer and the package includes accommodation and flight tickets

About the Company

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