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Date Added: Mon 03/06/2024

Design Manager

South East, GU23, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £55000 - £65000/annum car, pension, 25 days annual leave

We are recruiting a new Design Manager to join a national affordable housing developer. This is a fantastic opportunity with a strong pipeline of projects to work on as well as strategic projects to support.

Client Details

This opportunity is with a Developer of Affordable Housing within the UK. The business has a clear vision in place to deliver high quality, sustainable focused developments across the country, targeting in excess of 500 units per year. This is delivered through a range of new business, partnership, and regeneration opportunities leading to a highly diverse workload.

In this role you'll benefit from working across varying housing typologies and build methodologies through stages 0-4 and have a chance to work on other initiatives (e.g. design guide development, net zero agenda, etc.) providing a platform to work towards the next step in your career. The role is a largely remote based role but travel to sites and meetings will be required (circa once per week) throughout the South of England.


As the Design Manager you will have a portfolio of development projects to work across as well as involvement in wider initiatives such as: net zero agenda, ER development, design guides, etc. Your key responsibilities will include:

Site acquisition due diligence as well as assessment of regeneration opportunities
Appointment and management of the design consultants
Delivering scheme design through to planning and management of planning submissions
Oversight of detailed design stages
Procurement support for appointment of main contractors
Supporting the organisations sustainability agenda when assessing new schemes and designsProfile

As a strong applicant for this Design Manager position you will:

Demonstrate a design/technical background (e.g. architecture, engineering, etc.)
Ideally possess some client-side experience in a developer or housing association
Have a strong technical knowledge and proven ability to manage buildable designs for new build and/or regeneration schemes
Possess excellent communication skills and a track record of leading multi-disciplinary design teams
An interest in or some experience in driving sustainability focused projects is advantageousYou must have the right to work in the UK. This is a remote working position but some site visits will be required so being commutable to London & the South of England will be highly beneficial.

Job Offer

A salary between £55,000 - £65,000 per annum
A car allowance and travel expenses
Enhanced pension scheme
25 days annual leave
A range of other flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme, discount cards, wellbeing support, etc.
The opportunity for remote working
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