020 3897 2009 office@sentrigroup.co.uk

Design Manager

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contact David Weaving on 020 3897 2009 or at David@sentrigroup.co.uk

Design Manager


Reference ID

Construction / Main Contracting

Design Management

Sentri Group are currently working with a National Contractor who are looking to appoint a Design Manager to oversee all their fire safety design across the build division.

Reporting to the Head of Design, the Design Manager / Fire Safety Engineer will lead on all matters pertaining to Design, Fire Safety, Fire Regs and advising on the Fire aspects of design across their projects.

This is a newly created role which affords autonomy as well as the opportunity to build a team around you.

The company’s current workload comes from a few sectors, but they are very strong within the Education, Commercial, Health and Leisure sectors and have a proven track record of delivering projects ranging from £20m to £150m.

Workload is secured via, framework agreements, negotiated repeat work and competitive tendering and you will be working as part of a work winning team where you will lead the design management aspect to ensure the project is value engineered to maximise ‘best price’.

The ideal candidate should have past knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Knowledge of contractual requirements of design and build contracts
  • Knowledge of consultant appointments
  • Knowledge of design process and resourcing requirements
  • Able to programme design works
  • Knowledge of building regulations/sustainability
  • Knowledge of design requirements for procurement and construction purposes
  • Technical understanding of substructures, structures, services and finishes solutions
  • Able to organise document distribution

Role Summary:

This role will provide strategic direction for the business in defining, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures that will support excellence in fire safety outcomes on the projects they deliver.

Having a broad and deep technical knowledge of fire safety considerations in the design, delivery and occupation of buildings, the role will provide the business with significant organisational competence in the field of building fire safety.

As a technical expert in fire safety, the role will be required to represent the business in the defence of legacy project claims through the application of their skills, knowledge, and experience to identify design or install related issues and recommendation of the most appropriate remediation strategies.

The client is seeking to appoint an individual who is proven within a Fire Safety role and has a track record working for recognised main contractors or consultancies. Based in North London, this opportunity will travel to and from sites and other regional offices with flexible and hoe working as well.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to join an established business and make this position their own and build a tam around them.

On offer for this Design Manager / Principal Fire Safety Engineer role is a salary of up to £85,000 p.a. and excellent benefits package made up of car or car allowance, healthcare, and pension.

For a more detailed discussion and full job description please contact David Weaving on (phone number removed) or d . weaving @ sentrigroup . co . uk

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    What our candidates and clients say...


    “David was instrumental in my successful search for a new executive director’s position within the construction industry. As we discussed several options, he built a complete understanding of what type of role would suit my next career move, and approached the correct companies that matched my requirements, meaning there would be no wasted time from either party moving forward. His extensive knowledge in construction recruitment, industry best practise and organisational structure is credible and invaluable when overcoming the obstacles inherent within the industry. I will look forward to working with David again in the search for new candidates as i know from the outset that anyone he recommends will suit the position described.”

    – Managing Director, Regional Contractor

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    I have found David to be highly professional in his approach, not only to find me a senior appointment with a leading National Main contractor, but also when he has supplied staff for me and the region. I would have no issues in recommending David and his team to any future clients or candidates.

    – Operations Director – Morgan Sindall

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    Company Info 

    Sentri Recruitment Ltd

    The Minster Building,
    21 Mincing Lane
    London, EC3R 7AG

    Sentri Recruitment Ltd