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Design Manager - Placemaking

The role

The Design Manager will, working alongside the Regeneration and Design Directors, oversee the detailed co-ordination of design and engineering solutions across a range of House masterplan projects on sites across the portfolio. The Design Manager will have excellent knowledge of design and construction project processes and an up-to-date and thorough knowledge of relevant regulations and legislation.

The role will include close liaison with, and management of, external design teams from the development of concept designs to the production of construction information. The candidate will be a strong team player and the role will involve collaborating with Development Managers to assist in exploring design options and engaging in a continuous process of refinement value management. The Design manager will work closely with our contracting arm, Urban Splash Construct, on the preparation and co-ordination of a suite of key landscape design details and standard specifications, as well as liaising with the modular business, Urban Splash Modular, on a series of interface details and principles for modular homes landing on site.

Deadline

31 January 2022

Location

Manchester

Key Responsibilities

— Strengthen the design management capability within the House by Urban Splash design department

— Provide a complimentary technical and detail-oriented skillset within the team to balance the strategic design capabilities with a grounded tactical approach

— Provide the wider development team with both strategic design advice and detailed design management support across the portfolio of projects

Qualifications and Experience

— Great organisational and inter-personal skills

— A good eye for detail and strong technical knowledge

— Evidence of having worked on the delivery of high quality contemporary residential projects

— A degree or relevant qualifications in a relevant construction discipline such as architecture, engineer-ing, construction management, or similar

— The candidate should possess the ability to contribute to design team meetings positively, and authorita-tively

— They should be able to help steer projects to successful outcomes in a timely manner

— Possess commercial awareness and have experience working within budget constrained projects

— Contribute to and manage masterplanning design processes (along with PM&DM), working closely with teams towards well-resolved, co-ordinated, and accurate information from internal stakeholders and external consultants

— Liaise both with the ‘upstream’ land team and the ‘downstream’ delivery team on technical require-ments for project information flow

— Work with Design Director and Regeneration Director to translate strategic design approach for sites into detailed resolution of projects in readiness for planning submission and beyond to handover to delivery team

Who we are

House by Urban Splash is a new kind of modern housebuilder. We do things differently. We make beautiful, configurable, design-led homes, where space and natural light are a priority. We work with some of the best architects in the country and use sustainable Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to create distinctive new neighbourhoods built around character, green spaces and a sense of community.

Why us?

House by Urban Splash is an exciting new company, with the foundations and wealth of experience of its founders Urban Splash, the world’s largest housebuilder Sekisui House, and backed by the governments housing agency Homes England. House has already won a number of awards for design, architecture, and landscaping and is looking to establish itself a housebuilder with a difference nationwide.

As a wider family of businesses Urban Splash to date have won over 460 awards. Our reputation for new, better, different, has remained steadfast since we began over 25 years ago. With projects up and down the UK, we take unique development opportunities and make award-winning new communities.