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Design Manager

  • Location: Dublin
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Advanced Facilities
  • Contact: Steven Garland
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: +353 (87) 662 4838
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 05 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 1038398
NRL are looking to speak with a Design Manager for a permanent position with a Tier 1 contractor in Ireland. This contractor is one of Ireland’s largest building and Civils companies with projects in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Kildare.


Role Responsibilities:
  • Manage the design end-to-end bid process for the Building Co.
  • Manage Building Co. design team and inputs from key stakeholders, typically engaging with external Client team, external design consultants, internal FM Co, internal construction and estimation teams, specialist sub-contractors, internal finance & commercial, internal legal and project management / delivery. For clarity the role manages the timely deliveries / coordinated deliveries of the above and not the detailed knowledge of each (eg. Legal)
  • Work with the PPP team and Design team to maintain focus on the clear win strategy for each PPP design and ensure win themes are clear and compelling.
  • Understand and resolve complex PPP technical, strategic, and business issues.
  • Prepare and review the technical aspects of the design, ensuring all works are included in the final design to the customer.
  • Risk tracking and management throughout the design process.
  • Contributing to the written proposal - both in terms of content and presentation (such as providing guidance around the executive summary and all PPP narratives – including story boarding and style).
  • Manage the design budget and monitor and track/report on overall performance.
  • Ensure timescales are achieved at each step of the design process, including all internal governance, while taking the initiative in setting realistic deadlines.
  • Ensure on-time submission of compliant and sound PPP design.
  • Co-ordinate and plan all periodic client presentations required as part of the design submission.
  • Drive continuous improvement, through post-design reviews, both internally and with customers
  • Stay focused and keep others focused

Role Requirements:
  • Ideally has a background in construction / project management / design management from through to project delivery.
  • A confident decision maker.
  • Not to lose oneself in design details but understand and manage efficient design solutions.
  • Proven team leadership skills in office-based and virtual work environments.
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable working at CEO / Director Level (internal and external customer)
  • Will be fully conversant with the competitive marketplace.
  • Sound commercial understanding with risk management skills
  • Ability to manage complex technical multi-workstream solutions.
  • Solid understanding of Target Value Design and Constructability solutions.
  • Ability in delivering winning, multi-million-euro bids


What’s in it for you:
  • Chance to work with a great team on some of Ireland’s largest and most exciting construction and civil engineering projects.
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Opportunity to learn and develop skills