Design Manager


RED are an expanding international M&E consultancy, with a proven track record in low energy design, focused on providing excellent design solutions to clients.

Through our market leading technical expertise, we enable the world’s digital infrastructure and develop the built environment whilst also helping clients realise ambitious plans for zero carbon-built environments. We cover the entire life cycle of any building project, with our broad capability offering saving our clients time, money, and effort. Our approach is centred around listening to our clients and interacting energetically with our fellow project stakeholders. We add value with our people, client service ethos, global delivery strategy, technical ability, and attitude.

We now seek an experienced Design Manager to provide design management support to the Project Manager (Project Lead) from inception through to completion, including pre and post contracts. The Design Manager will confidently manage relationships between the design team and Subject Matter Expert (SME), while maintaining an excellent relationship with the Client. They will ensure efficient use of resources throughout and act with integrity and high professional standards.

Role Responsibilities

  • Use design management delivery tools to monitor and control project coordination arrangements, including reporting on various inputs and outputs for overall project progress tracking and delivery.
  • Supports more senior staff within the RED Technology team with delegated tasks in delivery of projects. Typical tasks may include preparation of project reports, action trackers, coordinating multi discipline activity
  • Lead Data manipulation of Architecture, MEP, C&S Information together with project support functions.
  • Manage the design and interfaces between disciplines and subconsultants
  • Carry out independent reading and research to support delivery of projects
  • Liaison with various contractors, clients and internal/external consultants regarding delivery of projects
  • Ensures document control requirements are fulfilled prior to issue of information by making sure drawings have correct titles etc and are in correct order
  • Coordinate teams to deliver coherent and well-rehearsed face to face page turn presentations
  • Manage virtual design teams working across multiple times zones
  • Quickly understand clients process and develop supporting tool

Role Requirements

  • BSC/BEng (or equivalent) in appropriate engineering discipline desirable
  • Working towards MCIBSE/MIEE/IMechE/APM PMQ/MCIOB/Prince2 Professional Membership or equivalent
  • Working towards Chartered Status desirable
  • Desirable background in architectural, engineering, project management consulting or construction
  • Experience in project management and engineering track record with some experience of data centres or other large scale mixed-use projects or critical facilities
  • Understanding of key disciplines and interactions on a building/data centre project with a track record in at least one of the key disciplines involved in design and construction including; architecture, structures, civils, mechanical, plumbing, fire, electrical, security, telecoms (ICT), sustainability, permitting and environmental
  • Knowledge of design management and project management principals, process and reporting methodologies
  • Intermediate level in career (3-5 years experience)
  • Preparation of presentations and or bid and submission materials.
  • Enthusiastic, driven and dynamic self-starter with career progression aspirations
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the design process
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the design process
  • Understanding of UK and European codes and standards.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (word/excel outlook/PowerPoint)
  • Understanding of Microsoft Project with a desire to learn to become fully proficient
  • Ability to use IT based calculation and spreadsheet software
  • Adaptable, proactive approach to engineering tasks
  • Ability to step outside A/E consultancy delivery norms and embrace an intensively collaborative design environment working for and reporting daily to an expert client
  • Ability to work well, either alone, or as part of a team under own initiative
  • Sound knowledge of key Health and Safety issues and legislation
  • Able to chair & facilitate meetings at all levels and record key actions.
  • Possess exceptional clear communication skills and command of English spoken/written
  • Have an appreciation of different cultures/races and embrace the same
  • Support the delivery of projects in accordance with the expectations of the RED Project Delivery Process from a Project Management, Financial Management, QA/QC and Technical Review perspective
  • To understand and maintain the long terms goals of the business
  • To understand the company QA process, maintain and contribute to the same
  • Good understanding of international working and business operations of a global consultancy


  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.
  • Hybrid Working

The role will ideally suit those with the right to live & work in the UK without restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship at the present time.

Location: London

Region: EMEA

Salary: Competitive

Ready to join the team?

If you think you have what it takes to join an award winning team and help RED continue its exciting journey, we want to hear from you.

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