Design Manager

  • Malmesbury  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    3 December 2019  
    Posted on
    4 November 2019  

Persimmon Homes Wessex has a vacancy for a Design Manager to join their successful and growing team. The regional office is based in Malmesbury.


Who are we?

Building around 16,500 beautifully designed new homes a year in more than 350 prime locations nationwide; Persimmon is one of the UK’s leading house-builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service. We believe our quality really differentiates us from the competition. In fact, our reputation is built on quality.  We build quickly and efficiently and expect a lot from our office and site teams, however in turn we’ll reward you for your commitment and hard work and recognise your contribution to the business.


As a Design Manager you will manage a team of Layout Designers and Architectural Technicians who will produce initial appraisal layouts which lead into the production of house layouts and associated house type drawings for the detail in planning and technical packs for submission.

You will report to the Head of Technical. They will support you and develop you in the way Persimmon operate and give you clear objectives. You will need to be adaptable and strong in your management approach with a consistent approach to managing external consultants.


If this sounds appealing to you we will require:

That you will have a good knowledge of the planning system, building regulations and proficiency in CAD and layouts. It’s essential that you can sketch site layouts for the team to convert in to CAD. It’s likely that you will have a degree or HND level qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant building related subject. We will consider candidates from architectural practices who have proven project management skills. There is potential for the successful candidate to be involved with das documents and framework plans on larger schemes upwards to 2,500 houses so there are significant opportunities to develop your skills. The house building industry is booming and Persimmon can offer sustained business growth and the continuation of projects so now might be a good time to see what we can offer.


What’s in it for you?

A competitive salary and benefits package including a pension, healthcare, life insurance, company car or car allowance and a generous bonus. Above all an honest, driven approach which offers the chance to work with some great people!

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