Are you an experienced team player looking for a new challenge in compliance documentation? How about an exciting role working on a military estate in support of our Army customers? You’ll get to support key projects that matter. Join a great team at Aspire Defence Services…
Reporting directly to the Senior Design Manager, you will be a pivotal member of the Pre-Construction Team, overseeing the entire Pre-Construction process from feasibility to detailed design across a diverse range of projects within the expansive Aspire footprint.
In this role, you will be responsible for effectively managing the Pre-Construction process. This involves navigating various stages of design development, ensuring a delicate balance between providing technical guidance, meeting program requirements, and achieving project commercial objectives. Your role will also involve fostering strong relationships with stakeholders, both internal, such as ADSL and the client team, and external entities, including consultants and agencies like the Environment Agency, Planning Authority, and Building Control. Compliance with the Aspire Management System and CDM regulations will be paramount to the success of your endeavours.
A significant part of your responsibilities will involve collaborating closely with outside consultants and providing valuable technical input to the wider CPT Team. You will be tasked with maintaining positive and effective relationships with a wide array of stakeholders, ensuring smooth communication and collaboration. Additionally, you will play a critical role in developing comprehensive project scoping documents for both Consultants and Contractors, aligning with client requirements and providing the necessary technical accuracy and cost certainty.
Chairing design co-ordination meetings will be part of your routine, ensuring that the overall Contract Programme is adhered to. Undertaking design risk assessments in compliance with CDM regulations will be crucial to the safety and success of projects. Regular monitoring and reporting on project progress, coupled with ensuring designs meet relevant standards and specifications, will be essential components of your role.
Supporting the Commercial and Procurement Teams during tender reviews and interfacing with Facilities Management and Lifecycle teams to ensure the maintainability of designs will be part of your multifaceted responsibilities. Your ongoing support for the Site Delivery Team, responding to requests for information and technical queries in a timely manner, will be vital to the smooth progression of projects.
To excel in this role, you'll need proven experience as a Design Manager, demonstrating your ability to successfully manage projects from conception to completion across various sectors and construction methods. A deep understanding of both traditional and modern construction methods is essential, coupled with a track record of effectively managing Pre-Construction activities. While an ideally preferred qualification is a degree, HNC/HND will be considered with relevant experience.
Membership or active progress toward membership of a professional institution (RIBA, CIAT, CIOB, IStructE, ICE, etc.) will enhance your profile. A working knowledge of Autocad and experience in a BIM environment is advantageous, and your excellent communication and relationship-building skills will set you apart.
But first, meet the team…
With a 35-year contract, making soldiers’ lives better is at the heart of everything we do at Aspire Defence Services.
Seriously, picture a heart (the real one) and imagine how hard it works to keep the body running, making sure every part gets exactly what it needs to thrive. That’s our mission; to deliver a modern, fully serviced, flexible working environment for soldiers.
And just as the heart needs certain parts to keep the body alive, we need the dedication and commitment of our people to support our customers. We deliver a broad range of services for one-third of the British Army living and working on our patch, and we're proud of the work we do.
We’re all about nurturing great teams, and our award-winning safety and wellbeing initiatives are built on keeping an eye out for one another and having a good work-life balance.
In addition to being part of our team, you’ll also get…
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, as well as the option to buy and sell holiday
- Contributory Company Pension Plan matched up to 6%, plus individual life assurance
- A shopping discounts scheme
- Birthday Day Off Scheme
- Cycle to Work and Tech Scheme
- Discounted gym membership at Aldershot and Tidworth Leisure Centre
- Employee assistance and health and wellbeing check ins
- Reward and recognition to celebrate outstanding achievements
- Free on-site parking and EV charging
Ready to join the team?
You must have a Degree/HND/HNC in Building, Engineering or Architecture. And a professional qualification in Architecture, Engineering, Construction or Project Management would be desirable.
Location - Larkhill
Salary - Dependent on experience
Please note: Our garrisons are tobacco free working environments. As part of this role, you will be required to obtain security clearance prior to starting with us.
ADSL has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the right to live and work in the UK. If you are invited to an interview, you will be asked to bring with you original copies of documentation that provides evidence of your right to live and work in the UK. Applicants needing skilled worker sponsorship may not be suitable for this post due to the immediacy of the appointment. If you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to ADSL verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against protected characteristics. We guarantee that candidates will be given the same consideration and will pass through our established procedures. Please note, this vacancy may close early if we receive a high volume of applications