Design Manager

Location: North West London

HS2 Old Oak Common

Job Role:

Taylor Woodrow is recruiting for a Design Manager to join the joint venture responsible for the construction and delivery of HS2ís Old Oak Common station in North West London. The circa £1bn project will include the delivery of six underground platforms as well as up to eight platforms on the adjacent Great Western Main Line.

Reporting to Project Manager, the Design Manager will be responsible for leading and overseeing the Contractorís permanent works design resources and activities.



Manage permanent works design subcontract packages to achieve delivery of cost-effective and compliant contractorís design within agreed timescales and fee budgets.

Implement design management procedures so as to comply with ISO 9001 design requirements and client requirements for management of contractorís design specified in the contract.

Lead projectís implementation of Value Engineering, Design for Health and Safety BIM.

Draft project-specific Design Management Plan and revise same periodically.

Control and track design changes using the Design Managerís Toolkit.

Implement the joint ventureís and/or clientís design assurance procedures.

Facilitate technical co-ordination between disciplines.

Facilitate review of design deliverables to ensure required quality is achieved, particularly with respect to compliance with clientís requirements as defined in the main contract.

Application of relevant British Standards and sector or client-specific standards.

Production team requirements for buildability (cost, programme, safety, repeatability, design for off-site manufacture.)

Ensure compliance with CDM regulations as they apply to design.

Oversee fulfilment of Principal Designer, Common Safety Method, and Engineering Safety Management functions.

Challenge work-in-progress design and facilitate development of design that eliminates or mitigates construction health and safety risk.

Ensure lead designer maintains Design Decision Register.

Lead administration of main contract with regard to contractorís design (raise Early Warnings, Compensation Event notifications etc.)

Monitor cost and schedule performance of sub-contracted designers using EPPR proforma from Design Managerís Toolkit (or project-specific EVM based Pro-forma).

Review subcontracted designersí applications for payment and authorise as appropriate. 

Participate in the development of the project BIM strategy oversee implementation of BIM Execution Plan with the support of TW and Design Consultantís BIM specialists.

Person Specification

Degree qualified in civil engineering or equivalent

Previous experience working as a Design Manager on a major infrastructure project

Thorough understanding of BIM including the implications and value proposition of BIM within your organisation.


To apply for this role, please send your CV quoting reference IW-OOC to

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