Design / Technical Manager

Design / Technical Manager

Why join Ogilvie Construction?

Ogilvie Construction Ltd deliver building projects in both the public and private sector. We are a multi-skilled organisation and pride ourselves on our people and recruiting the best talent. We provide a rewarding and challenging working environment for all our employees, and we understand the benefits of a talented workforce.

We have an opportunity for a Design/Technical Manager to join our team.

The role:

Joining our technical team, you will be responsible for managing the design throughout the project life cycle.

  • Demonstrate a strong commercial awareness identifying opportunities and risks
  • Analyse relevant information and identify innovative and effective solutions
  • Anticipate problems and modify plans accordingly
  • Manage the project design development through pre-construction concept and scheme design stages
  • Manage delivery of design from both consultant designers and specialist subcontract designers
  • Manage the design process through internal and external review and approval gateways and submissions
  • Appraise design information and report on level and quality of design information with particular regard to adequacy for pricing and construction
  • Understand the design requirements for BREEAM and establish risk and opportunities associated with compliance with BREEAM obligations
  • Take the lead on authority approvals in line with project requirements
  • Lead or participate as required in Value Management and Risk Management exercises.
  • Understand Forms of Contract and identify key design obligations
  • Understand Contractors Design Portions and establish a strategy to manage the supply chain and design team to ensure CDP solutions are achieved
  • Understand specialist design requirements e.g. fire engineering, acoustician, etc. and deal with appointments and fees.
  • Support the bidding team to achieve commercially attractive tender solutions
  • Develop and maintain Design Responsibility Matrix, Information Required Schedules, Design Change and Errors Schedules

About you

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Professionally recognised qualifications
  • Design management experience with major contractor
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to provide leadership to deliver design process within project cost parameter


  • Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm
  • Early finish Friday (3:30pm)
  • 32 days annual holiday entitlement
  • Company Car or Car Allowance provided
  • Access to Well-being Champions and Mental Health First Aiders
  • Generous contributory personal Pension Scheme
  • Salary exchange pension with employer NI savings included
  • Profit share scheme
  • Excellent death in service cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme including 5 counselling sessions