Senior Design Manager


Atkins Search are currently looking to recruit a Senior Design Manager to join one of the UK’s leading Tier 1 construction main contractors.

For the right candidate, this opportunity will offer firm career progression and the opportunity to have a real impact on growing and developing the Design Team.


An award winning principal main contractor with exciting plans for growth across the Midlands region, which will create opportunity for new team members who are looking to develop a long term, rewarding career.

Projects you will be involved with will be quite diverse in type and value and will be up to £40m per scheme and will include Industrial, Commercial, PRS, Education and Leisure.


The function of the Senior Design Manager role will be to manage the design process, promote integration of disciplines and select, manage and appoint consultants to ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services. You will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on design programme's, and also provide technical support to the bid process.

In addition you will be developing designs that utilise innovative techniques on multiple/complex projects.

Our client is looking for someone with an ambitious and progressive attitude to real add value to the Design team and the business as a whole.


  • Manage Design process from preconstruction through to delivery
  • Maximise value engineering and creation opportunities
  • Manage design process with external consultants
  • Review sub contractor design proposals
  • Review the design on an ongoing basis, identifying potential interface, buildability and coordination issues, resolving them with the design and project team
  • Coordinating the production of design information to be included in the tender submission.


  • Career focused individual
  • Identify your customers’ needs and expectations and strive to deliver them
  • Present plans clearly, concisely, accurately and in ways that ensure understanding
  • Constructively seek better alternatives
  • Find practical ways to overcome barriers
  • Set demanding but achievable objectives for yourself and others
  • Balance multiple priorities and build consensus on the way forward
  • Make and implement difficult and/or unpopular decisions


Benefits of this role include excellent salary and professional package.

Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment and services the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northern Home Counties regions.

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