Assistant Design Manager

  • Anywhere
  • 30000 - 40000 USD / Year

Morgan Sindall Construction

We are looking for a talented Assistant Design Manager to join our Design Management Team. The role includes contributing to design aspects of tenders and live projects working independently or as part of a team within the regional office and on-site within our Construction East (Cambridge) business.

About Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall Construction is an Investors in People Platinum employer providing national construction services to private and public sector customers across a range of markets. Together, we create great results for our customers, partners and people. We are one of the UK’S most successful Tier 1 contractors. As a progressive and ambitious company, our employees benefit from a safe and rewarding working environment.

About the role:

You will be working within our Construction East division, where you will:

  • Assist the project team in managing design aspects/inputs to the overall project at bid and delivery stages
  • Support the Design/Senior Design Manager to lead and provide a professional, comprehensive and sustainable design service for the customer and key partners / suppliers at bid and delivery stages
  • With support of wider project team, manage and co-ordinate agreed elements of the projects design process through the RIBA design stages. Using Morgan Sindall Design Quality Checklists, review and challenge design consultants information in readiness for construction
  • Ensure understanding and compliance with design management departmental procedures at bid and delivery stages
  • Involvement with ‘design strategy’ and approach and confidence to work independently and with direction from wider project team members
  • Assist the Design/Senior Design Manager to set-up and agree design management regime with the design team
  • Assist with design reviews and co-ordination meetings through preferred document management system Viewpoint 4P
  • Assist with the implementation of the design strategy to deliver co-ordinated design solutions
  • Monitor design team progress against programme, and report to the project team
  • Experience in the main contracting market and prior experience of working on Office/Science & Tech/Education/Healthcare sector beneficial
  • Our working environment encourages individuals to take responsibility and ‘Challenge the Status Quo’ bringing fresh thinking, innovation and where suitable implementing continuous improvements to the projects at bid and delivery stages.

What are we looking for?

An individual who is looking to progress from their current role as a Graduate Design Manager or is currently working as an Assistant Design Manager. You may be educated to degree or HNC/HND level in a relevant technical, design management or architectural discipline and you will be a member of an industry recognised professional body (CIOB, CIAT). You will have a growing knowledge of the construction industry and typical tender to construction processes.

To thrive in our business, you should share our passion for the project at hand and enjoy working in an inclusive and hardworking team environment. At Morgan Sindall Construction our employees work collectively, encouraging and challenging each other to succeed. Across our business we treat everyone equally and have developed a community where voices are heard, and respected.


We strive to support our colleagues to achieve a healthy work-life balance. We understand that many of our people have family and personal responsibilities and so we are committed to providing that support. Pension Scheme matched up to 6%; 26 days holiday plus bank holidays and rising to 30 days after 8 years’ service and the holiday plus scheme; Private Healthcare Cover; Life Assurance up to 4 times your basic salary; Recognition for professional qualification/membership achieved up to £1000; Mental Wellbeing and Employee Supports; People Portal for high street discounts; Long Service Wards; Sharesave Plan; Incentive Scheme; Enhanced Family leave and more!

About Us

Morgan Sindall provides national construction services to private and public sector customers across a comprehensive range of markets. We aim to create great results for our customers, partners and ourselves.

Our Leadership are focussed on building a sustainable and profitable business unit based on selective, relationship-based business driven by outstanding people who are motivated by delivering an exceptional customer experience.

Relationships with our customers and supply chain partners drives our business strategy. We have a balanced approach to securing new work, engaging with customers and frameworks that offer the opportunity for long-term relationships and repeat business.

We have strong pipeline of work in the East made up of preferred bidder and negotiated projects which are due to commence over the coming months.

Please refer to the full Job Description upon completing your application.

At Morgan Sindall Construction we encourage diversity of people and thought, and we embrace peoples’ differences.

Everyone is unique and we value the different ideas, experiences, and perspectives that each individual brings to their work, their team, and the wider business.

We are committed to ensuring we create the very best place to work in the industry, and an environment where every person feels included and is treated equally, fairly and with respect.

We actively promote an inclusive culture where you can be yourself at work. It’s this approach we believe brings out the best in everyone and creates a fun, dynamic, innovative, and rewarding environment.

Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation. We are also Platinum Investors in People company.

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