Design Manager

Salary: £Competitive
Location: North West
Posting date: 24 Oct 2019

Miller Homes is a respected national homebuilder with an established reputation for building outstanding quality family homes and providing excellent customer service. We believe in building homes safely, in a way which is considerate to the environment and delighting our customers with a product and experience which recognises that buying a new home is a significant lifetime purchase. That is The Miller Difference.


The above vacancy has arisen for a Design Manager reporting to the Technical Director or Manager.


The successful candidate will be responsible for our Architectural Technicians in our North West office, managing the internal architectural team and external consultant, to produce high quality designs/layouts for land purchase bids through to construction. Liaising with Local Planning Authorities and managing a team of consultants to ensure that planning consents are delivered in accordance with the development programme. 

As part of the pre-application planning process the Design Manager will engage with local communities and other stakeholders.  They will attend meetings with Local Authority planners and urban designers and be able to present the proposals in a positive light and negotiate where required.

Working closely with Miller Homes Limited engineering and commercial teams to obtain planning permission and ensure the subsequent delivery of units on site in accordance with the regional business plan/objectives


The ideal candidate will possess good presentation skills and creative flair, to be able to prepare effective and meaningful site constraints/opportunities plans with an awareness of the latest Guidance and thinking on layouts, street scene and urban design matters from a business, site specific and regional/area perspective. Will have a good knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and regulations and have a good understanding of the Building Regulations and the synergy that certain parts of the approved documents have with planning.


They will have an HNC/HND or related degree qualification or equivalent and will have worked for a house-builder or architectural practice planning residential schemes.




How to apply


Please submit your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter ideally including details of your current salary and notice period.


Closing Date: 8th November 2019


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, and therefore you should apply for this job as soon as possible.


(No Agencies Please)


"I take pride in the fact that the relationships I have built with my customers last long after they have settled in and are enjoying their new home."

Kristi Brimer

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