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Ewloe, North Wales

Anwyl Partnerships

Closing Date:
Sun 31st October, 2021

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Design Manager

Design Manager

Established for over 90 years, Anwyl is a well-respected construction company with three divisions; Anwyl Homes, Anwyl Partnerships and Anwyl Land.

Based near Chester, the family-run business is renowned for the care and integrity of its approach which involves thinking carefully about every aspect of each project to exceed expectations and ensure complete satisfaction for customers.  From beautiful new residential developments to award winning major mixed-use social housing schemes, Anwyl is growing rapidly and has ambitious plans for the future.

We are seeking to employ an experienced Design Manager for our fast-growing Partnership Division, who will support the construction management team and contribute to the success of the brand moving forward.

This role will give the successful candidate an opportunity to work on various prestigious building projects ensuring set targets and deadlines are reached safely, accurately and within tight time-scales. As a Design Manager, the successful candidate will be working alongside our Head of Technical, and other Heads of departments

Working Hours:  8.30am – 5.15pm (Mon- Thurs) / 8.30am – 4.00pm (Fri)

Reporting to: Head of Technical

Location:  Ewloe, North Wales

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordination with the different departments of the Anwyl organisation, external consultants and suppliers;
  • Ensuring good relationships with external and framework clients;
  • Managing a design team;
  • Managing the design process using your commercial, contractual, programme/time awareness and technical expertise;
  • Supporting and advising the client as to the requirements of their obligations in the development of a building design;
  • Ensuring design consultants produce their best work using their full flair, experience, resources and talents in a cost effective way;
  • Ensuring the design process recognises current legislation, standards and codes of practice, where appropriate;
  • Assist in driving planning applications and discharge of all planning conditions and be the primary form of communication for the Design team between internal departments and external consultants and stakeholders;
  • Provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to keep track of legislation as dictated by industry standards of Building Control, NHBC and national and regional planning law and policy;
  • Ensuring design information is of the desired quality and produced to meet with project programme;
  • Advise on ways to eliminate health and safety risks in the design and building process;
  • Controlling financial risks during construction;
  • Monitoring and controlling design fees.

What we are looking for

The successful candidate will have most of the following experience, skills and attributes:

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a construction project and be an efficient document manager;
  • Have the ability to work both independently and with one or more teams;
  • Have good written and spoken communication abilities;
  • Be a good forward planner and excellent motivator;
  • Be able to keep cool under pressure;
  • Have good people skills and the ability to present your ideas effectively;
  • Be able to evaluate the ideas of others whilst in meetings;
  • Have good interpersonal skills;
  • Have the ability to work both independently and with one or more teams;
  • Have proficient IT skills and knowledge of share point software systems;
  • Have a high attention to detail;
  • Have excellent organisational skills;
  • Be flexible and proactive;
  • Be reliable and honest.


The applicant should have a proven track record in this sector, with a minimum of five years of experience of managing elements of construction projects.

A BTEC in Building Studies, Building Engineering or Building Management or a HNC / HND / Degree in Construction Management, Civil engineering or Building or Architecture (including an industrial placement) in also desirable.


Company benefits

  • Competitive package commensurate with experience;
  • A fabulous office location on the edge of Chester;
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Company clothing and PPE
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Corporate discount at local gym and restaurants
  • Eyecare voucher

This is a great opportunity to join a highly regarded company in the construction industry and work on a range of interesting projects.

If you have the relevant skills and experience, please send your CV to our HR Department by emailing

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date please assume that, unfortunately, on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted to attend interviews.

Anwyl Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer