Design managers are essentially a type of project manager working for a cladding company due to build a project, rather than for the initial design consultants or architects.
They are sometimes known a design coordinators or design and build managers.
Depending on the stage of the project, a design manager s duties would typically include :
General and Operational Duties and Responsibilities :
Having input into the tendering process (when the main contractor is bidding to win the project in the first place)
Selecting, or having input into the selection of, specialist subcontractors or other organisations that will help complete the project work.
Advising on the selection of materials used and other aspects of procurement.
Managing processes relating to the project's design to ensure that everything is delivered to schedule and budget, working very closely with estimators, quantity surveyors, site managers and other key members of the project team.
Reviewing and advising on designs, ensuring they meet regulatory and legislative requirements and the client s brief.
Conducting financial, technical and operational risk assessments and advising on risks, opportunities and potential hazards.
Keeping up to date with relevant regulations, codes and legislation.
Chairing design meetings, writing reports and giving presentations