Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Design Manager to join our team within Countryside Partnerships West, at our Bristol office. As our Design Manager you will be responsible for supporting the generation of profitable tenders for authorisation and submission, to maximise the order pipeline and its conversion into market share, revenue, and operating profit within the business unit. You will assist managing the process of designing the solution(s) for the project to meet or exceed customers’ requirements. To assist identify contractual, financial, technical, and operational risks and to find opportunities for value engineering, to minimise risk and maximise gross profit on contracts. To support the fulfilment of the pipeline of contracts safely, on time, and to the required quality while maximising gross profit and customers’ satisfaction.  

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare and Dental Insurance
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Construction/design related HNC/HND/Degree
  • Relevant CSCS card
  • Building and maintaining internal and external relationships
  • Contract & commercial awareness
  • Innovative ideas
  • Development experience.
  • Management of design Consultants
  • Decision making
  • Professional aptitude
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to delivering mixed use regeneration projects on brownfield sites
  • Good time management with ability to multi task.
  • Strives for continuous improvement for the benefit of the company.
  • Attention to detail
  • Good technical knowledge and skills.
  • Experience in the social/affordable housing and healthcare sectors.
  • Building and maintaining internal and external relationships
  • Professional aptitude

Desirable –

  • Member of Professional Body CIOB/RIBA/RICS

More about the Design Manager role…

  • To implement and comply with Vistry Partnerships SHE policy and procedures, all legal requirements, and best practice within the business unit and areas.
  • Comply with and all current Vistry BMS procedures
  • To allocate resources within delegated authorities
  • To support the achievement of the annual financial budget (operating profit) for the business unit
  • To manage the process of design solutions
  • To lead, manage and motivate any internal staff and external consultants on projects to establish their full commercial contribution to the organisation.
  • To help determine the required design management resources, capability and competency of staff for the project(s).
  • To support the winning of contracts while minimising risk and maximising gross profit in particular in the management of the design process
  • To implement Vistry Partnerships policies, procedures and values
  • Manage and collate information Planning, Building Control, BREEAM, CODE Building for life, HQI, NHBC and SBD information / requirements.
  • To select, propose & appoint external design consultants
  • To support the process of assessing, preparing (including post-tender activities), validating, adjudication and the final submission of tenders on time and to the required quality
  • To manage the process of designing solution(s), in order to meet or exceed the customers’ requirements
  • To support negotiations with the customer for the design solution adopted at the end of the bidding process
  • To support the commercial relationships with customers, consultants, contractors and subcontractors during the project life cycle.
  • To assess, control and mitigate risks and implement Vistry Partnerships risk policy
  • To support the project teams to fulfil contracts safely, on time, and to the required quality while minimising costs. In particular:
  • to ensure the solution design is in line with the budget, ER’s and design programme
  • to conduct design reviews (compliance/buildability etc)
  • to support value engineering

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do.

We’re proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We’re also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we’re making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: First Floor, H2 Harlequin,Emerson Green, Bristol, BS16 7FN

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