Design Manager - Consultancy - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 70,000 - 85,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2308-33754

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Design Manager with over 7 years experience working in a consultancy within building services?

This is a full time permanent position based in Dublin.

If interested, email your CV to or call Colm on 01-9696684 to discuss further.

Design Manager - Consultancy - Dublin

Job Description

Our client provides mechanical and electrical consultancy services to the residential, commercial, micro-electronic, healthcare, municipal, educational, sports & leisure, high tech and pharmaceutical sectors.

Provide leadership to the Design and Document Management functions on the project, in accordance with established PM Group procedures and protocols.

To complete and publish a Design Management Plan (part of the Project Execution Plan) and establish project-specific procedures and implement them.

Provide interface with client, as appropriate where defined in the project structure.

Demonstrate a positive attitude to safety and ensure the "Design" team is active in this regard.

Lead the Design team to ensure that the overall project requirements are satisfied.

Working with the discipline leads to establishing an agreed scope of services for all Design disciplines and/or Design Sub-contractors/Suppliers.

Ensure adherence to the design brief/scope of service and develop (as required) a comprehensive scope of service for the next stage of the project.

Manage all design reviews and co-ordination meetings; ensuring a fully coordinated Design strategy is in place and work closely with discipline lead designers to deliver.

Ensure that a fully coordinated design is produced that integrates with the agreed Project Execution Plan and that the design is regularly monitored for progress and updated as required.

Manage change control (in conjunction with internal team)

Deliver to cost in terms of design fee and project prime cost.

Liaise with senior management to establish and confirm fee targets, and ensure the design team is aware of and monitor progress against the target fees.

Ensure that design is developed in line with procurement and construction requirements and the cost plan budget allowances.

To ensure that the Design fully accords with the defined specifications as detailed within the work package control document or Sub-contract documents as appropriate.

In conjunction with Senior Management and discipline heads, ensure that resource management is effectively and efficiently applied to the project.

Job Requirements

You must have a proven level of experience in delivering complex and multi-disciplined projects.

You must have excellent commercial awareness and business acumen with the ability to manage projects to budget including man-hours and commercial targets.

Excellent organizational skills with an ability to produce quality work and achieve project deadlines within budget.

You must be self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business services.

A forward planner, who identifies and resolves project challenges effectively.

You must be able to critically assesses your own performance and the performance of others.

Act as a Project Sponsor when required.

Have an in-depth knowledge base and experience across all RIBA work stages.

Ability to lead, coordinate and supervise both internal and external teams.

Display excellent written and verbal communication skills. Have thorough knowledge of UK building regulations and construction technology.

Possess exceptional technical and construction detailing ability.

Working knowledge of Revit would be beneficial but is not essential.

Work experience in the Data Centre industry sector is an advantage.

Knows where to find relevant knowledge

Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite of Software

Developing skills in relevant software

Project Management

Project Planning software



€70k - €85k salary negotiable depending on candidates experience and background

Flexible working times

Days holidays up to 25 days

Pension Scheme

Your own company laptop

Working travel out of pocket expenses

Travel tax scheme or bike to work scheme

Regular training / mentoring Further college support

Support for Chartership

A Professional Subscription Fee paid by the company

Heavily subsidized social committee (5 a side, golf society, climbing club and regular social events)


Colm Ashmore is the consultant managing this position.

You can contact Colm by e-mail at or phone +353-1-9696684 for a confidential chat.

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