Job Description

Technical and Design Manager

London, UK
Competitive salary

Technical and Design Manager - Kensington - New- Build Residential Project

Our client is a very successful global main contractor who specialises in the high-end residential and 5-star market in London and the Home Counties. They are currently seeking for an experienced Technical and Design Manager to oversee new build residential projects

The role will be office based in Kensington. London. 

The Technical & Design Manager is responsible for all Design/Technical aspects of the company’s operations. The successful candidate will also manage the project during the full life cycle, from planning application to Close Out.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare Project Briefs in co-ordination with the Client and the Architect.
  • Manage the Pre-construction phase from Client brief to construction stage drawings.
  • To manage the design process and coordinate with all consultants to ensure that the design is developed adequately and ready to be issued to Procurement.
  • Contributes to preparing the logistic plan and submit for consultant approval.
  • Participates in the preparation of the mobilization plan With HSE manager, QAQC manager,
  • To contribute in preparing and submitting the site evacuation plan With HSE manager, Construction manager, contribute in preparing and submitting of traffic management plan.
  • Compile and maintain a matrix of all resources engaged in engineering/technical aspects of projects, assess and update on their capabilities.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in the engineering/technical resources and recommend measures necessary to raise the competency levels.
  • Review all project technical specifications and procedures and amend as appropriate and applicable.
  • Co-ordination with Project Directors, Project Managers, Construction Managers and Procurement Managers to initiate all engineering requirements inclusive of method statements and other related engineering submittals.
  • Review, prepare and co-ordinate the approval of all temporary work design, such as tower crane foundations and all other temporary works such as formwork, shoring systems, etc.
  • Directs projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
  • Manage the engineering and approval process to decide what is to be issued to site.
  • Review all drawings and submittals and approve them prior to distribution.
  • Manage the design programme to make sure the project is within the timescale.
  • Manage and complete the close out process of the projects by obtaining all required approvals and preparing required documentation.
  • Manages the engineering team on the project site, provide directions, strategy, daily/weekly/monthly tasks, and work plan for the team members.
  • Oversees and manages weekly and monthly reports for the engineering deliverables.
  • Manages all HR related issues for the technical team members in support of a highly motivated and committed staff.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Preferably Architecture
  • Master’s degree would be a plus
  • Project management degree would be a plus

Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum 10 yers of total experience 
  • Minimum 10 years of industry related experience 
  • Advanced Knowledge in engineering principles, techniques, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of UK regulations
  • Knowledge in design principle and local regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of material engineering properties and local/global availability of materials
  • Excellent technical skills and ability to organize and oversee preparation of technical drawings

To register your interest, please apply online or contact Lukciya at ICDS Recruitment. 

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