Design Manager

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  • Location

    Wembley, Middlesex

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    car or allowance

  • Contact:

    Paul Stroud

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Main Responsibilities: The following tasks are not in priority order
1. To attend internal and external meetings including chairing and accurately minute as necessary ensuring distribution to relevant parties.
2. To mentor assistant design manager.
3. Review design drawings in accordance with Building Regulations.
4. Review design proposals from internal and external consultants ensuring most competitive and effective solution arrived at.
5. Support Procurement Department in evaluation of alternative design solutions offered by subcontractors.
6. Research and develop new products for alternative forms of construction.
7. Monitor Health & Safety issues.
8. Occasionally advise on Estimating schemes.
9. Continue professional development.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:
* * Requiring education/ qualification to a level of NVQ 5/ Professional qualification or equivalent qualifications.
* * Good knowledge of Building Regulations.
* * Basic knowledge of AutoCAD design software course and Adobe Acrobat.
* * Strong time management and communication skills.
* * Good knowledge of Word and Excel.

Open Communication - examples of effective behaviours:
▪Maintains confidences - Handles confidential information without breaking trust or confidences. Is seen as a trusted and discrete colleague.
▪Respect and professionalism - Demonstrates clear, professional, and respectful communications in all interactions, consistent with an inclusive work environment. Treats others with dignity and respect.
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▪Presentation skills - Prepares and delivers persuasive, clear messages in a style appropriate to the audience. Exhibits mastery of materials, a comfortable and effective delivery style, and handles inquiries about the topic with ease.

Promote Teamwork - examples of effective behaviours:
▪Appreciates and leverages the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals works effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation.
▪Develops others' and own ideas - Presents own ideas seeks and develops suggestions of others.
▪Demonstrates an understanding of our vision and values, using them as a point of reference where appropriate. Keeps the vision and values at the forefront of decision-making and personal action.

Develop, Support & Motivate Others - examples of effective behaviours:
▪Takes responsibility for managing all aspects of their team, only seeking advice and guidance from HR as and when required.
▪Takes time to get to know their team personally and overtly demonstrates an interest in their development. Using coaching when appropriate rather than just telling.
Achieving Results - examples of effective behaviours:
▪Remains focused - Self-disciplined measures progress and evaluates results prevents irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with timely completion of important initiatives.
▪Formulates action plans - Collaboratively determines courses of action to realise mutual goals facilitates agreement on each colleagues' responsibilities and needed support.
▪Achieves goals - Works tenaciously toward and derives satisfaction from achieving challenging goals pitches in where required without regard to status.

Develop / Manage Self - examples of effective behaviours:
▪Take ownership of team and individual development by identifying capability needs and consistently achieving development objectives.
▪Take responsibility for the quality of own work and seeking opportunities for improvement through continuous learning.
▪Continually seek and act on feedback to evaluate and improve their own performance.
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Building Trust - examples of effective behaviours:
▪Supports others - Treats people with dignity, respect, and fairness gives proper credit to others stands up for deserving others and their ideas even in the face of resistance or challenge.
▪Sets high standards of performance for self and others - Self-imposes standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
▪Discloses own positions - Shares thoughts, feelings, and rationale so that others understand personal positions.

Delegate & Empower - examples of effective behaviours:
▪Actively shares own knowledge and experience with team to support development and personal growth.

▪Passes simple tasks to others which are well within their ability to deliver by giving clear instruction and checking their understanding.

Focus on Clients / Customers - examples of effective behaviours:
▪Takes action to meet client / customer needs and concerns - Considers how actions or plans will affect clients / customers responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems avoids overcommitments.
▪Keeps clients / customers up to date with information and decisions that affect them.