Design Manager

Conrad Consulting are delighted to be working with one of the UK's largest multi-disciplinary practices, seeking a Design Manager to join their growing team in Birmingham, West Midlands. 

The company are seeking a Design Manager to join their renowned property and construction consultancy. This role offers the chance to work on a variety of high-quality projects across the UK, in different sectors and value ranges. The ideal candidate will collaborate with the multi-disciplinary design teams and projects nationwide, shaping the execution of Design Management on their projects. Individuals with experience leading complex projects as a Lead Designer, Architectural Project Manager, or with Main Contractor experience will also be considered.


The company are a built environment consultancy dedicated to transforming the quality and sustainability of the built environment. Their success is driven by their exceptional employees who are passionate about their work and respected for their unique contributions. The company offer not just a job, but a career journey, encouraging personal and professional growth through development opportunities.


  • Plan and oversee the development of design proposals by multi-disciplinary teams
  • Lead design team meetings, workshops, and presentations
  • Review and approve design documents, technical submittals, and reports
  • Collaborate with clients, statutory bodies, and stakeholders
  • Develop Design Responsibility Matrices and Design Programmes
  • Manage RFI and Change Control processes
  • Promote health and safety through design
  • Advocate for BIM processes and contribute to BIM workshops
  • Support bidding and work-winning activities
  • Meet financial objectives and manage external design consultants
  • Enhance digital workflows in the design process


  • Relevant industry experience in architecture or engineering
  • Understanding of the RIBA Plan of Work
  • Proficiency in digital tools for design management
  • Experience with BIM deliverables is advantageous
  • Strong leadership skills and attention to detail.


The Design Manager will receive an excellent salary and benefits package which will include the following:

  • £50,000-£65,000
  • Car Allowance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays - entitlements increase by 1 day per annum after 3, 5 and 8 years
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • 6% pension contribution - rising to 7% after 5 years and 8% after 10 years
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Buying and selling annual leave 
  • Gym Membership scheme

If you would like to apply to this Design Manager role, please forward your up to date CV through to Ashley Johnson at Conrad Consulting. Alternatively, contact Ashley on 0121 651 1510 to discuss in further detail.