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Design Manager / Senior Design Manager

Job details
Posting date: 24 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits + Car / Car Allowance
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 June 2024
Location: Suffolk, Eastern England
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: MSCR175223


Permanent – Full Time – Happy to talk Flexible and Agile Working

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company which is also one of the most successful within the UK construction industry?

If so, we’ve a fantastic opportunity within our Construction business for an ambitious and talented Design Manager / Senior Design Manager to join us in Suffolk (Norwich & Ipswich)!

About the Role

Joining us as a Design Manager, you’ll be responsible for managing the design aspects of tenders and projects in progress, leading and providing a professional, comprehensive and sustainable design service for the customer, key partners, suppliers at bid and delivery stages.

About You

With previous experience on both single stage tenders and preferred terms work, you’ll have a sound knowledge of the construction industry, educated to degree level or HNC/HND in a relevant technical discipline and ideally be a member of an industry recognised professional institute (e.g. CIOB). Experience of working on Educational, Healthcare, Leisure or Defence schemes between £5 and £20 million would be advantageous.

A full UK driving licence is essential.


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 Awards; 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 an Investors in People company.