Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group with a local regional presence throughout the UK. Founded in 1852, we are a family run business with true family values that are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment. Our ‘Why’ is to build lives less ordinary and to be the contractor of choice for our customers, our people and our supply chain partners.
Our business is our people and we have a real focus and drive to support their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion is what differentiates us and has allowed us to enjoy considerable growth and success year after year, underlined by us achieving 5th place in the 2020 Sunday Times list of Best 100 Companies to Work For – better than any other construction company has ever achieved and we are the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020.
Add to that our numerous other awards, including three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in five years; our industry-leading approach to sustainability – we have been carbon neutral since 2012; and a strong financial position, with 100% UK turnover and no bank borrowings…we truly can offer a career of a lifetime.
Willmott Dixon Construction South London South East are currently looking to recruit a Design Manager to join it central office based in Weybridge with regional offices in Dartford and Gatwick.
The main role of a Design Manager at Willmott Dixon is to manage the design process, promote integration of disciplines and select, manage and appoint consultants to ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services.
You will therefore be able to overview, monitor and report on design programmes, and also provide technical support to the bid process. In addition you will be developing designs that utilise innovative techniques on multiple/complex projects.
In return we provide to you a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, the opportunities for you to develop your career with Willmott Dixon and the training to make this happen – but most importantly a great place to work with a true family ethos!
The skills / experience you will need as a Design Manager include:
Previous proven experience of contracting
Experience of various forms of construction technology
Understanding of CAD and Microsoft Office
Experience of multiple or large scale project delivery
Experience of reading and interpreting drawings and technical specifications
Experience of managing specialist designers and managing others in your team
Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (ONC / NVQ4 etc)
Appropriate CSCS card
Valid driving licence
Navigation experience of design package software
Working towards MCIOB/RICS
Construction related degree
The personal qualities that the successful candidate will have include:
You will be able to model behaviour that shows, respect, helpfulness and co-operation,
Recognise when there are conflicts, acknowledge the feelings and views of all parties and redirect people’s energy towards a common goal,
Identify your customers’ needs and expectations and strive to deliver them,
Present plans clearly, concisely, accurately and in ways that ensure understanding,
Constructively challenge the status quo and seek better alternatives,
Find practical ways to overcome barriers,
Set demanding but achievable objectives for yourself and others,
Balance multiple priorities and build consensus on the way forward
Make and implement difficult and/or unpopular decisions.
As a Bid Manager you will receive:
Laptop and phone
Plus various additional benefitsAbove everything else you will be joining a values-based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets. Above all, we believe we have a purpose beyond profit, a responsibility to leave a positive legacy in our environment and communities.
Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.
We are happy to consider flexible working