Design Manager - Construction Contractor - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 65,000 - 75,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2208-30600

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Design manager with 5+ years of experience managing elements of construction projects?

This is a permanent role based in Dublin.

If interested, please send your CV to or call Niamh on +353-1-9696681.

Design / Technical Manager - Construction Contractor - Dublin

Job Description

Our client is one of Ireland’s leading Building Contractors, with operations throughout Ireland and the UK. 

They are currently recruiting a Senior Design Manger for our Dublin office.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a prestigious main contractor and work with like-minded people on award winning multi-million-euro projects.

The role and responsibility of a Design Manager (DM) is to manage/ lead two large project teams to produce design information which is:

Fully coordinate between all Consultants and Contractors.

Fully compliant with the Tender Specifications & ER’s.

Fully compliant with current legislation and regulation.

Within budget and buildable.

Delivered on programme.

The DM plays a fundamental part in the successful delivery of the project alongside the Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor – The Project Delivery Team.

The DM must promote continual improvement, apply and enforce company procedures and assist the Design Coordinator/ Document Controller with their career progression.

Demonstrate determination, drive and dedication in their daily and overall approach to the project. The DM will be in weekly communication with Senior Consultants, Project Clients and Stakeholders. Drive, Initiative, Control, Negotiation and Communication are essential skills required to master this role.

Engage in Pre-Construction Activity – Analysing and de-risking the tender package with the Estimating Department. Design related opportunities, risks and costs are to be identified and communicated to the team thus simplifying project delivery.

Manage the production of Deign with commercial, contractual, programme/ time awareness and technical expertise. “Is it within budget and is it buildable?” Seek value and investigate options/ alternatives at all stages of the design.

Must have an ability to resolve issues quickly. Action, Responsibilty, Close Out Period.

The DM needs to make decisions, most often instantly.

Must strive to eliminate Health & Safety risks not only within the finalized Design but during the construction process. Always consider and evaluate the method of construction during Design.

Assist with the appointment of the Design Delivery Team (Consultants and Contractors).

The DM must produce/ edit consultant scope package requirements and distribute for tender.


A BTEC in Building Studies, Building Engineering or Building Management or a HNC/ HND/ Degree in Construction Management or Architecture (including an industrial placement).

A minimum of 5 years’ experience of managing elements of construction projects.

Highly organized and methodical approach to Design Delivery.

Excellent project management skills, must manage and drive multiple work streams simultaneously.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Excellent written, verbal and communication skills.

Excellent numeric and problem-solving skills.

Ability to keep up to date with new technologies including software, social media and branding initiatives.

Ability to supervise, manage and mentor other members of staff.

Highly ambitious and compelled.

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

Strong attention to detail.

Self-motivated, proactive, flexible and reliable.

Advanced computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, BIM, AutoCAD and Microsoft Project Planner.

Collaborative team member with a passion for success.


€70k - €75k Salary negotiable based on experience.

Excellent Benefits


Excellent Career Progression

Opportunities to work on challenging projects and assignments.


Niamh Neary is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Design manager interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Niamh by e-mail at or phone +353-1-9696681 for a confidential chat.

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