Design Manager (Building West Midlands & South West) Bristol

  • Galliford Try
  • Bristol, UK
  • Sep 24, 2019
Full time Construction

Job Description

About us:
We are one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 4,700 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.


Construction Division:
As a major UK contractor our Construction Division has a diversified workload in the public, regulated and private sectors. The Division boasts a strong reputation for providing whole-life solutions, high standards of project delivery, and an ability to innovate. It predominately operates under either the Galliford Try or the Morrison Construction brands, and is organised into five key segments: Building, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Investments and Integrated Solutions.


The Building Division works across health, education, defense and commercial markets, with a well-balanced spread of both public and private sector clients. Our extensive experience and expertise in building projects enables us to understand our clients’ construction needs and deliver solutions that surpass their expectations.


Role Overview:
We have commenced construction of £12.6m Merchant Venturer’s Academy SEN Primary School in Bristol and have a need for a Design Manager to oversee the successful delivery of this project. The successful candidate will be quality focused, expected to manage the design deliverables to ensure compliance with Contract Requirements and through to commencement of work packages on site. Experience of Education and BIM Level 2 projects would be advantageous. The successful candidate will also have opportunity to work on other exciting projects across the SW region.


Key Responsibilities:
Manage the design process on a bid or project in line with Galliford Try processes and procedures
Identify / manage risk and opportunities on projects.
Manage the develoment and production of the design proposals to be included within the contractor’s proposals documentation
Appoint the design team and agree deliverables and appointment documentation
Monitoring Design Progress in line with Pre-construction/ Construction programme
Monitoring and reviewing Design Delivery in line with statutory and client requirements


Experience and Qualifications:
Experience of working on tenders, identifying key risks and opportunities and producing documentation to be included within tender submission. Working with the Design Team to develop design deliverables and appointment documents.
Experienced at Pre-construction and construction, monitoring and managing design progress in line with the procurement and construction requirements
Knowledge and experience of using 4Projects at operational level is preferred.
Knowledge and experience of BIM and the management of the BIM process.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate working collaboratively within teams both internally and with key stakeholders.


In return we offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast -paced environment where each day brings new challenges as well as a competitive salary and benefits package.


With an ambitious strategy, we’re poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.


To formally apply please send your CV to;


Galliford Try is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community


Primary Location

: Avon

Work Locations


Bristol Almondsbury 

Suite 22 & 23 Aztec Centre, Aztec West Almondsbury

 Bristol  BS32 4TD


: Design


: Construction & Investments

Job Type

: Experienced

Job Posting

: Sep 23, 2019, 2:42:18 PM