202671 Requisition #

Senior Design Manager

Job Title: Senior Design Manager  

Location: Southampton – Eastleigh

Business Area: Kier Buildings – Southern  


We are looking to recruit a Senior Design Manager to lead on a new healthcare project in our Southern region. The main purpose of the role is to co-ordinate and integrate the activities of our external design consultants. Assist on pre-construction activities and tender opportunities, to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants. 


Job responsibilities 

  • Manage the design process during the pre-construction and as required, the construction phase. 

  • Fully investigate Value engineering and value creation opportunities. 

  • Interrogation of enquiry documents, in the form of an Employer’s Requirements. 

  • Production of a Contractor’s Proposal document in liaison with other internal departments. 

  • Manage our design process via external consultants. 

  • Drive innovative and cost effective solutions into the design. 

  • Progress design issues within a strict timescale & ensure designers meet information delivery dates. 

  • Review Sub contractor design proposals. 

  • Verify & control status of consultants and subcontractors drawings and specifications & maintain registers. 

  • Ensure the consultant scope of services, responsibilities and fees are agreed. 

  • Facilitate the completion of a project risk register. 

  • Attend tender launch /tender adjudication and launch meetings as required


What do we need from you? 


 As you will be working on a Healthcare project, we are looking for healthcare project experience. We will also need you to be educated to degree level, or equivalent experience, have proven experience in a similar role and be an excellent communicator.

What will you receive? 


Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, trusted and focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture. You can also expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car or allowance, private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days’ annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options, together with additional valuable benefits such as:

  • Free Life Assurance
  • Access to a range of attractive Flexible benefit
  • options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyles
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount
  • Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers
  • Plus many more benefits geared to your wellbeing.

Pre-employment checks 


It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/ standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks. 


Make the journey. Leave a legacy. 


Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. 


Kier is an inclusive employer 

Closing Date: 25/03/2021


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