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Weybridge, Surrey Willmott Dixon

Ranked as the No 1 Best Company To Work for in the "Best Big Companies awards in 2022", Willmott Dixon is a people focused business that is driven by quality and customer service. To this day we remain family owned and ensure our core values are embodied by each team member.

We are currently looking to recruit Design Managers to join our team based in our London & South region. We have offices in Weybridge, Gatwick and Dartford so candidates should be commutable to. Candidates should ideally be able to provide leadership and management of design process and allocated resources.

The main role of a Design Manager at Willmott Dixon is 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 therefore be able to overview, monitor and report on design programmes, and also provide technical support to the bid process. In addition you will be developing designs that utilise innovative techniques on multiple/complex projects.

In return we provide to you a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, the opportunities for you to develop your career with Willmott Dixon and the training to make this happen - but most importantly a great place to work with a true family ethos!

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Criteria

Proven experience of Design ideally from a main contractors
Experience of various forms of construction technology
Understanding of CAD and Microsoft Office
Experience of multiple or large scale project delivery
Experience of reading and interpreting drawings and technical specifications
Experience of managing specialist designers and managing others in your team
Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (ONC / NVQ4 etc)
Appropriate CSCS card
Valid driving licence

Desirable Criteria

Navigation experience of design package software
Working towards MCIOB/RICS
Construction related degree

Personal Qualities

You will be able to model behaviour that shows, respect, helpfulness and co-operation,
Recognise when there are conflicts, acknowledge the feelings and views of all parties and redirect people's energy towards a common goal,
Identify your customers' needs and expectations and strive to deliver them,
Present plans clearly, concisely, accurately and in ways that ensure understanding,
Constructively challenge the status quo and 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.

About Us

Willmott Dixon is one of the UK's largest privately-owned contracting, residential development and property support companies. We're also very proud of the contribution we make to sustaining growth in communities, something underlined by becoming the only company in our sector to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise for sustainable development in 2014 - regarded as the UK's most prestigious business accolade. We followed that up by becoming the only contractor to be recognised with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community

We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension scheme, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements.

Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract.

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