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Design Coordinator / Manager - sub contractor

Construction > Design Management
£60000 - £70000 per annum + excellent additional package
Southwark, London

Design Coordinator / Manager

London Bridge office location

Leading Specialist Contractor

£60,000 - £70,000 & package

A market leading bespoke envelope contractor is recruiting for a Design Coordinator or Manager to be based at their Head office in London Bridge. This is an excellent opportunity to work on the biggest and best projects London. We are looking for a proactive and innovative individual who can help us redefine the boundaries of ambition.

The Facade Design Coordinator / Manager will be involved in the following daily tasks which all lead to the company successfully delivering the highest quality project in a timely manner. Reporting to the Technical Director, you will be responsible for leading the coordination of design from the Group Head office in Europe to installation in the UK for the facade sub-contract package.


  • Set up and manage the design processes for your projects.
  • Plan workload allocation and check output to ensure the drawings are issued in line with the delivery programme.
  • Maintain a record month on month of design costs and ensure this is within budget.
  • Make sure the information is shared/available to the appropriate parties.
  • Liaise with clients/CMT on design-related matters.
  • Chair, lead and issue meeting minutes for the client's design team meeting and any meetings relating to design processes and performance.
  • Manage the issue of RFI by the design team.
  • Establish and maintain effective methods of communication between the teams involved in design work throughout the project.
  • Maintain records and documents throughout the project (specifically the DRS).
  • Assess, mitigate and manage risks connected with design.
  • Ensure the design is in line with the ERs.
  • Raise any change or client/CMT request with the Commercial team to issue a variation.
  • Ensure the design work meets health and safety legislation, sustainable building standards and industry codes of practice.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities for a successful Facade Design Manager.

This role would be ideally suited to an experienced Facade Design Coordinator / Manager with an understanding of facade packages, preferably unitised or stick, but not mandatory, with the desire and ambition to take their career to the stage with one of London's market leading high-end sub-contractors.

  • Past experiences working as a design manager.
  • Extensive experience in facades including but not limited to SFS, cladding, bracketry.
  • Strong manager profile - leading, planning and organising/motivating a team.
  • Stone experience preferable but not mandatory.
  • Min 5 years of facades experience with a façade specialist contractor.
  • Experience with architect / consultant / main contractor / client may also be considered.
  • English fluent (written and spoken).
  • Experience with stone fit out would be advantageous.
  • Good AutoCAD, BIM and 3D design software such as Revit skills would be a plus.
  • Dynamic, proactive and organised team player.
  • Able to understand technical drawings and methods of manufacture.
  • Responsible, organised and a great communicator.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritise as required, at any one time.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment to set clear goals, achieve targets, and monitor progress.
  • Commit to successfully deliver against deadlines.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • A self-starter mentality with strong initiative and a service attitude.
  • Able to work well alone as well as part of a team.


  • Design Management: 5 years (required)
  • Facade: 5 years (required)

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