Design Manager

Contact Dermot Doherty
  • Salary: 65,000 - 75,000
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterDublin
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

We are recruiting a Design Manager on behalf of our client, a growing water and wastewater business. As Design Manager you will be responsible for the successful delivery of the Project or Projects assigned to you from a budget, programme & Safety prospective from concept through to handover, while understanding and agree the clients project requirements. This roles will be based in Leixlip, Co. Kildare

The role:

  • Agreeing levels of resource against the programme
  • Track and monitor design outputs against design deliverables and project programme
  • Track and monitor design expenditure against cost allowance
  • Produce monthly progress reports
  • Review and collate documents & drawings for both internal governance and client acceptance through the gateway processes
  • Identification of requirements for design of temporary works
  • Monitor and Track change control
  • Site Visits as required

Design Manager Responsibilities:

  • Agreeing levels of resource against the programme
  • Ensuring production of all documentation required to manage the project in line with CDM requirements
  • Compilation of Weekly / monthly reports as dictated by the project
  • Monitoring of design outputs against the design deliverable schedule including remedial cause of action as required.
  • Confirming that all regularity standards are adhered to
  • Technical governance and sign off is adhered to
  • Chair Design meetings
  • Contribute to the production of the design cost for individual schemes
  • Coordinate the design engineers across all disciplines
  • Ensure that Principal Designer duties are administered and discharged in line with CDM 2015
  • Develop and update the Design Management Plan.
  • Producing design briefs, incorporating the requirements of all the project needs, including Mechanical, Electrical and Civil interface
  • Producing and reviewing sub-contractor enquiry documents to enable all design to be incorporated
  • Ensure all disciplines design are incorporated into the 3D model
  • Report and gain approval for change


Experience/Qualifications Needed:

  • 8 years demonstrated Design Experience
  • Experience of managing multidiscipline teams
  • Experience of managing Multiple small projects or single larger projects
  • Principle Designer Status
  • Chartered Engineer preferred or working towards chartership

Personal Attributes / Values:

The following are the key personal attributes and values we are looking for;

  • An organiser who can coordinate on multiple fronts
  • Structured thinker
  • Client-focussed
  • Facilitator of innovative thought and ideas
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Commercial & Contractual Awareness
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong team player but also able to work as an individual
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload and demonstrate good time management to comply with deadlines
  • Able to work in a busy environment under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Possess a “can do” attitude who can provide support to other members of the team as required

What’s on offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to Develop & Progress.
  • Opportunity to join an ambitions company

To apply please send your CV to or apply directly through Indeed.


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