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Design Manager

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Location London
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This is a Full Time/Flexible Working, Permanent vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Wates Residential are looking for a Design Manager to join our London team focussing on high profile, technically complex projects across multiple sectors. 

Wates Residential is a developer contractor; we invest, develop, build and sell quality affordable housing, either contracting or in a form of partnership with Local Authorities, Registered Providers and public bodies, such as Homes England.

If you are passionate about design, working within a team environment and with proven technical skills looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.  

This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team. 


Our Design Managers are a valuable part of our business, driving quality outcomes, enhancing buildability and fostering innovation. Design Managers work collaboratively with our industry specialists and in-house technical experts to ensure that the design develops in accordance with the brief with a firm focus on added value, compliance, commercial viability, and best practice.  

As our Design Manager you will: 

  • Work with all relevant parties, to produce and manage a realistic design programme and information required schedule to facilitate design, procurement and construction activities 
  • Support the implementation of Continuous Improvement initiatives and innovation 
  • Ensure the design has been reviewed and verified to achieve compliance and mitigate Health and Safety, design and buildability issues prior to construction and identify key risks and opportunities at each stage of the design and delivery process. 


  • Competitive salary & profit share scheme 
  • Flexible working 
  • Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade) 
  • Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) 
  • Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… 
  • One of the best learning and development programmes which is customizable to support your career progression goals. (c.7000 training sessions delivered year to date across the WATES Group) 
  • Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity. 

To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link 

Wates Group is one of the largest, and most successful family-owned private construction, development, and property services companies in the UK. We are building a place to work where everyone belongs, by one small act of inclusion at a time. We celebrate difference and welcome diversity.

As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships. 

The Wates Group are committed to three ambitious environmental targets for 2025: Zero Waste, and Zero Carbon, from our operations and Positive Nature Enhancement. Wates are pushing to take a leading role in reducing our industry’s environmental impact.


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