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Assistant Design Co-Ordinator
Waltham abbey (Full Time, Permanent)

Assistant Design Co-Ordinator - Waltham Abbey, Essex
Established in 1970, my client is a financially independent, family owned, developer and contractor. They invest in, develop, construct and refurbish affordable, quality homes and communities throughout London and the Home Counties.

Due to expansion after winning some exciting new long-term contract they are now seeking an Assistant Design Co-Ordinator for an ASAP start.

Your role will be to provide a consistently high level of technical support to, and as part of, pre-construction and production teams. Also, to ensure that they deliver high quality, cost effective design information within agreed timescales, to best serve the company and their clients.

Your key accountabilities and responsibilities will include;

- To provide detailed design information for the construction team, enabling projects to be completed within programme, budget and specification requirements.
- To ensure good relationships with Clients, Consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers.
- To obtain quotations from Consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers as appropriate.
- To lead the design process and collation of design information.
- To actively research and advise upon alternative construction processes.
- To actively participate with the project team to the benefit of each project.
- To assist Estimators in preparing D&B submissions, as requested.
- Provide comment on ER's in tender.
- To promote and maintain good and professional relations with the Client, Consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers and statutory authorities.
- To work with Surveyors, Buyers, Contract Managers and Estimators to engender a team approach for each project.
- To liaise with the Estimating Department and make recommendations for Consultants to be approached to provide tender information and fee proposals.
- To negotiate fees and appoint all Design Consultants scheduling the information they are to provide, the programme within which their design is to be achieved and obtain the Warranties to be provided under the terms of the contract.
- To ensure that the design complies with the Employer's Requirements and all requisite bodies or obtain the approval of the Client to any variances that may arise.
- To undertake value engineering of all aspects of the design to establish the most cost effective solution.
- To liaise with Statutory Authorities to establish requirements for each project.
- To obtain an unqualified planning approval for each project.
- To obtain full Building Regulation and full Building Guarantee approval for each project.
- To obtain such other approvals and certifications as may be required by my clients requirements e.g. Secure by Design.
- To arrange and undertake all surveys and ground investigation works as appropriate to enable the complete design and specification of the project.
- To agree terms of payment with the appointed consultants that concur with the terms of payment that exist.
- To check and authorise all payment applications from consultants and pass to the contract surveyor for processing and payment.

In order to be considered for this position you will have the following;

- 5 GCSEs at grade C or above
- Construction/Technical Qualification or degree
- Previous practical experience in a similar role
- Proficient in Microsoft office suite
- Knowledge of ASTA power project, Sketchup and AutoCad/Revit ideal but not essential
- Good personal organisation
- Have good communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a team as well as being responsible for their personal contribution
- Ability to work under own initiative, as well as ability to work under instruction
- Have a flexible attitude towards work and tasks, and an ability to work under pressure, and to tight deadlines.
- Good attention to detail

This is a full time permanent position and will be based mainly in the Belvedere area with occasional visits to my clients Head Office in Hertfordshire. The salary is highly competitive for the current marketplace and comes with an excellent package as well as great career development opportunities.

To apply please submit your latest CV or call Gerry on (Apply online only) to discuss in more detail.