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Job Title:  Design Manager

Agency: UCA Consulting

Contact Person : Murthy

contact No: 020 3970 0455


Location: Stevenage

Reporting To:  Design Director

Management Reports: Design Director

Business Key Relationships: Project Management, Production, installation

Job Purpose:

  • Delivery of setting out drawings to the business and leading the setting out on assigned contracts;
  • Taking the architects drawings from pre-construction/handover and to provide detailed setting out rods
  • Liaising with production and pre construction to understand the buildability of the joinery items
  • Liaising with project management to ensure access to the building and consider manual handlining
  • Coordination of contract programs/drawing tracking schedules to deliver drawings at the correct times, approval, comments/updates, construction, as built
  • Coordination of drawings between ADS (project managers/Directors, production managers/Directors, installation teams/Directors and the client
  • Client meetings/interface/design meetings 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Management of the internal and external setter outs and workload
  • Attending design meetings (external)
  • Ensure full client interface and advise on design issues in good time
  • Management of the drawing tracking schedule as to align with the drawing delivery schedule
  • Drawing checking and coordination of the same, ensuring the department and external setter outs complete all QA checks
  • Attending regular project meetings
  • Attending and arranging internal design meetings/review
  • Management of as built drawings and ensuring the project managers advise the required dates for as built drawing issue
  • Attending handover meetings
  • Any other duty as required by the Directors of the business
  • Drawing review;
  • Buildability
  • Access
  • Material and size of materials vs joint lines
  • Manual handlining of joinery items
  • Drawing checking process and to ensure this is followed fully to minimize drawing mistakes
  • Management of internal cad setter outs;
  • Package up and send out drawings to external cad setter outs for drawing approval/updates/construction/as built
  • Package up and handout drawings to internal setter outs either direct or via the design manager for drawing approval/updates/construction/as built

Education Training and Experience

  • Phone/ Personal skills in a confident and professional manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Outlook
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experienced in program and project management
  • Experienced team manager
  • Cad Skills

Personal Skills and Qualities

  • Super organized
  • Negotiation skills
  • Structured
  • Works well under pressure
  • Friendly and helpful
  • Listening is a key skill
  • Flexible and able to prioritise a changing to do list
  • Detail oriented and accurate
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Articulate and Eloquent, a good communicator
  • Good with English (verbally and written)
  • Proficient in using a computer
  • Able to work in a team, or alone proactively
  • Articulates goals and presents the company ethos
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