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Design Manager Housebuilder

  • Sector: Residential Design & Technical
  • Location: Hildenborough, Kent
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 per annum + package

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Job description

Are you an Architect currently working in practice but looking for a move to a client side role? Are you looking for career progression, more opportunities to earn money, a good package on top, a new challenge? If so then this could be for you!

I'm working with an entrepreneurial and successful house builder and developer in Kent who have an exciting new opening within the business as they continue to grow. The business is a reputable and well established company who are renowned for designing and building bespoke, attractive housing developments in sought after locations in the county. The company has gone from strength to strength, particularly over the last few years and as such are now looking for an experienced Design Manager to join the team.

As Design Manager you will be the MAIN point of contact for the front end development cycle of these residential projects. You will need to be a capable Architect who is able to work alone as part of a team and help drive these projects through from land acquisition through to planning being granted. This includes working closely with the land team, looking at new developments and the potential, driving them through the design process and overseeing outline and detailed planning consent, working with external consultants to the point of planning being granted before being handed over to the in house technical team to deliver the project. This will also include having the rare opportunity to help design and implement standard house types with the company as they evolve and grow.

You will need to be experienced in multi unit residential projects throughout the front end development cycle. You will ideally be working in architectural practice, having worked with clients who are house builders or developers such as Redrow Homes, Barratt Homes, Persimmon Homes, Bellway Homes for example however if you're already working at a house builder or developer then this would be of particular interest. You will ideally have a degree in Architecture or other relevant qualification and will be the one to go to with design queries in this new role.

This is an important and senior position with the business and a rare but fantastic opportunity not to be missed. The business is a great place to work, people get on well with each other, they help each other and this is obvious from their recent high level success. On offer is a good salary, good package and ongoing training and support as well as building a team around you in the future. 

Key Requirements:

  • Working in Architectural Practice or already with a house builder or developer.
  • Ideally degree qualified in Architecture or another relevant qualification.
  • Experience of covering multi unit residential developments of 20 plus units. Ideal clients in practice will be house builders or developers like Redrow Homes, Bellway Homes, Barratt Homes, Bovis Homes as well as privately owned companies.
  • Experienced in the front end development cycle taking projects through land acquisition through design and planning before being handed to the in house technical team for delivery.
  • The ability to design standard house types for the business. 
  • Able to work alone as well as part of a team. You will be the main point of contact for design queries working closely with the other Directors in the business.
  • Layout experience also would be of particular interest.

Further information is available by emailing darren@tdm-recruitment.com



Please contact Darren Butland at darren@tdm-recruitment.com

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