Freelance Senior Design Manager - Bedford

Job Title: Freelance Senior Design Manager - Bedford
Contract Type: Freelance
Location: Bedford
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-06-08
Contact Name: Tabitha Crabtree
Contact Email:
Job Published: 13 days ago

Job Description

Location: Bedford
Day Rate: £430 per day
Role: Freelance Senior Design Manager (Commercial/Build)
Duration: 18 months - IMMEDIATE START

Kenton Black are working with a Commercial Build Main Contractor who have won multiple sites within the Bedford Area. They are looking to recruit a Senior Design Manager to start work on one site setting up a good Design team, then moving to a second site and working on that project for the duration of the contract. Both are large projects with multiple phases. This is a Site based role and will involve leading a team.

At present they are looking for an outstanding design manager to join their ranks. With responsibility for the following
• Manage the pre-construction process, and promote integration of disciplines
• Develop the Clients Brief to eliminate risk, and ensure the project evolves to meet financial and time parameters
• Assist in Risk Management at bid stage
• Enhance external relationships through excellent project management skills
• Manage the development of whole-life programmes from the earliest opportunity, ensuring full understanding and commitment from all disciplines, both internally and externally
• Motivate and Manage the Design Coordinators, other members of the Preconstruction Team and various stakeholders to deliver the project from the Tender Stage to start on site.
• Also ensuring the optimum solution to each scheme and sharing 'best practice' across the business

You must have strong commercial insight and excellent IT skills, including an extensive knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint and advanced use of Microsoft Project. Understanding of construction related legislation and being fully qualified is essential and experience within the main contracting arena.

If you are interested in hearing more about this role then please contact Tabitha Crabtree on 0121 237 3700 or send your CV to

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- Managing Quantity Surveyor
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