Design Manager

Cambridge & Attleborough


As the Design Manager, you will ensure pre-construction and contract projects meet with the clients and business design requirements to the company’s high standards.

Reporting directly to the Senior Design Manager, this is a position within our Cambridge & Attleborough offices and where you will work within various teams responsible for securing targeted schemes and delivering construction level designs.

You will be expected to control, co-ordinate, plan and programme design services over several multidisciplined contracts simultaneously, whilst providing technical support.

Typical project values are approx. £2m, but usually range between £400k and £5m.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate and influence at all levels
  • Able to manage, influence and motivate team members
  • Build and maintain excellent client relationships
  • Work effectively whilst under pressure
  • Plan ahead and prioritise workload
  • Appraise pre-tender D&B employer’s requirements and advise pre-construction team of responsibilities
  • Production and monitoring of project design delivery plans
  • Preparation of external design consultants scope of works in line with BSRIA BG6
  • Draft external design consultants appointments including milestone deliverables schedules
  • Implementation of procedures for the flow and quality of design information through to the preconstruction and operational teams
  • Management of design, design co-ordination and interfacing between all professional parties
  • Ensuring the contractual obligations of the employer’s requirements are understood and fulfilled
  • Offer engineering solutions to improve value, efficiency or reduce capital cost
  • Undertake gap analysis on 3rd party designs
  • Prepare and issue monthly design progress reports
  • Complete detailed review of external designers submissions, including building physics
  • Capture and all project variations during the design process
  • Attend tender interviews, client meeting and project meetings, representing Eyre Group as and when required
  • Assist operational colleagues with project technical support

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Detailed knowledge of MEP building services
  • 5 years prior experience in design or design management role
  • Experience working in Commercial, Educational and Healthcare sectors
  • Holds current professionally qualified CSCS card, or meets the eligibility criteria
  • Working knowledge of Building Regulations, CIBSE Guidance and British Standards
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office & system databases
  • Full clean driving licence


  • Previously undertaken contractors MEP Design Manager position
  • Professional qualification, MCIBSE, MIET or equal
  • Degree in Building Services

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