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ICDS Recruitment
Connacht House
24 Upper Fitzwilliam St, Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 1 632 1200

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Design Manager - County Meath

Location: Meath
Entered: 26 May 2017
Salary: €40000 - €50000
Duration: Permanent



With experience across every sector, our client is a leading force in the infrastructure and construction industry and has the expertise and production capability to deliver high quality, cost effective buildings that meet the current and future needs of their users.

They operates across multiple sectors, delivering a comprehensive range of innovative Off-Site Solutions, operating in the MOD, Commercial, Retail, and more

With an upturn in work, they now wish to appoint a Project Deisgn Manager

Make assessment and have and understanding of buildings and their suitability for conversion to precast from blocks, steel or timber frame.

The job would involve organising and managing structural design, temporary works, connection details, acting as a go between, between our client and the drawing office.

The job would also involve feasibility studies on different types of buildings, assessing and organising projects from design to practical completion. 

The Project Design Manager is responsible for executing the design in accordance with the project’s design deliverables, directing and coordinating external design partners and the internal Project Design and CAD Technician resource allocated to the project. 

The Project Design Manager will be the primary technical contact for the project, liaising with the Contracts Manager and Project Manager from the construction team, who will be responsible for managing the overall project. 

The Project Design Manager will support the Contracts Manager in dealing with the client team on design related issues. 


The Project Design Manager should:

  • Be qualified to Degree or HND/HNC level, and have professional accreditation with a relevant institution.
  • Must have an engineering background – either structural or civil (with a main experience in buildings)
  • Experience in Precast would be a major advantage.

  • Be competent in the use of appropriate CAD software:
    • Preferably AutoDESK REVIT, AutoDESK AutoCAD, and/or other 3D Modelling software.
  • Have experience working within a design role in a construction business
  • Have experience of managing members of a design team, including the allocation and monitoring of design workload, as well as overseeing individuals’ personal development. 
  • Provide primary design oversight across multiple projects, including co-ordination with Construction and Project Management Team/Managers, to facilitate the timely completion of design information to meet internal and external design programme targets. 
  • Liaise with the Commercial and Construction departments regarding the selection and assessment of Subcontractors to ensure they are competent, qualified and capable of providing the design input required for the project. 
  • Manage allocated resources within projects and produce project design programmes to assist in project resource planning across the department. 
  • Ensure Design Risk Assessments are created and appropriately maintained for each project in a timely manner to satisfy Caledonian and CDM requirements. 
  • Line management responsibilities for Project Design Engineers and CAD Technicians as agreed with the Head of Technical. 
  • Contribute to the development of new product standards.





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