Design Manager

Belfast or London

Portview is a world class company. We deliver beautiful interior fit-out projects for the world’s top brands, combining style and substance to achieve The Perfect Fit. We are experiencing a significant increase in demand for our unique service, and to meet this requirement, we are now recruiting for a Design Manager. If you are a skilled construction professional looking for a new, challenging and high profile career move, then this may be the opportunity for you.

In this role you will be responsible for completing the design on exciting new projects while being an integral part of the delivery of the finished space. From appointment to completion you will work with the client team managing expectations ensuring satisfaction on cutting edge installations in some of the most prestigious and exciting projects across the UK and Ireland.


To develop and implement Design Management Plans on allocated projects
Work closely with the commercial team in analysing the project specifications and employers requirements to ensure smooth delivery
Analyse and program the design resource requirements of the project
Work alongside the Contracts team in integrating the design output with the construction program
Organise and chair weekly / biweekly Design Team meetings with the client team ensuring the RFI process is managed, key decisions are agreed and recorded and information is shared with the wider team
Work closely with the Contracts / Commercial team to effectively manage and record all change requests through the duration of the project
Lead a team of designers / architects to deliver the project requirements through pre-construction and construction phases
Ensure the site team and subcontractor teams are supplied with the relevant information to complete the project requirements
Ensure all in-house, outsourced and subcontractor design elements are aligned and coordinated with current building information
Assist the estimating department in analysing tender information, generating RFIs and attending interviews / presentations for securing new projects


  • Previous design management experience
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Good at organising and prioritising competing demands
  • Knowledge of building regulations, legislation and compliance
  • Contractual knowledge (JCT, NEC, D&B etc)
  • Current and appropriate site H&S card
  • High end fit out experience
  • Experience in delivering BREEAM
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Experience on BIM Projects / software

Company Benefits

  • Performance related bonus.
  • Westfield Health with surgical choices
  • Death in Service insurance
  • Income protection insurance
  • Flexible benefits platform

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