Design Manager


£55k - £65k per annum


Greater London, UK

job type

Permanent / Full Time

Design Manager
Up to £65,000
I am working with a dynamic, privately owned house builder and strategic land promotor who are now looking to strengthen their team with a Design Manager.
This position is based at their Central London office, overseeing a variety of projects in South London, Surrey and Kent.
Reporting into the Technical director, you will work alongside a team providing design and technical support to the land buying team and town planners, assisting with consent submissions. When developing a scheme in house or as part of a joint venture, you will be responsible for creating design packages and assisting with the technical aspects of the build out programme.
You will currently be working in a similar role for a house builder, or an architectural practice looking to transition to a client sided role. You will have detailed experience of designing and building low rise housing projects on greenfield sites. It would be advantageous is you have dealt with strategic land projects.
The business has been operating for over 30 years and is extremely well funded, leading to a consistent acquisition of land. If you have an architectural background and are now looking to transition into a client focused role, then this is the role for you.

  • Working closely with the land buying team in accessing new purchases
  • Working up schemes with design and planning post-acquisition
  • Appointing external engineering consultants to deal with designs and drawings
  • Managing the technical and engineering aspects of the project through pre-commencement stages and then hand over to the construction and technical delivery teams.

Key Requirements:

  • Architectural or engineering background and degree qualified
  • Have 5 years + working for a house builder in a technical manager or technical co-ordinator role
  • Detailed experience on working of traditional housing sites in surrey or kent
  • Experience and understanding of the design practicalities of site optimisation on standard house type
  • Good understanding of town planning and involvement in planning applications for outline and detailed consents
  • Have experience of giving design input of strategic land projects

To apply for this job email your details to

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates may be contacted.

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