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Job Description

Cubed Talent is recruiting on behalf of one of the UK’s leading providers of Modular Buildings. Our client specialises in the design, build, refurbishment, and installation of portable buildings, including cabins, offices, and washroom facilities, to sites across the UK.

Our client is looking to recruit a Lead Designer & Estimator to undertake large and/or complex building designs and quotations either directly or as a point of reference for other team members. This will include Revit and CAD designs complying with or derogating from relevant regulations and being involved with cost and margin calculations. These activities will be carried out whilst maintaining a commercial thought process about where prices need to be to win the order.

As a critical role in the team, this position will require a high level of involvement in multiple projects at any one time whilst requiring the ability to focus on exact requirements on specific opportunities. This role will be responsible for the design and quotation of large modular projects with a focus on the Healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is key to the Hire England and Wales business offering significant order value and extended hire contracts. Maximising opportunities through well-designed and quoted buildings is fundamental to winning orders in this market sector.

In addition to Building Regulations knowledge, this role requires a good understanding of Health Technical Memoranda to ensure our building compliance or derogations are raised in support of the quotations.

Role Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for building design and estimating of all Health sector opportunities including wards, operating theatres and consulting rooms. Typical bid on projects is in excess of £50m per annum.
  • Ensure the latest software design packages are fully utilised and meet the needs of the business.
  • Deputise for the Bid Manager (Modular) during frequent absences for day-to-day business.
  • Management of 3 direct reports and training and developing all of the Design and Estimating team to ensure best practice and appropriate designs are produced with particular focus on larger and more complex building layouts.
  • In addition to Revit and CAD this role will have to be able to work with Lumion, Twin Motion and Photoshop design packages and to train and support members of the bid team.
  • Direct influence on the projected margin of opportunities. This needs to be maximised by either keeping prices up and/or costs down without risking losing the order.
  • Regularly attend customer visits with commercial teams and engage with stakeholders in complex design and specification workshops

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven experience gained in a design/technical role and established Auto CAD and Revit experience
  • Applies Specialist knowledge and detailed technical expertise
  • Excellent level of understanding and application of costs, markups and margins
  • Degree in the relevant field of work (or equivalent combined education and work-related experience)
  • Awareness of Health Technical Memoranda and Health Building Notes healthcare standards
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the Building Regulations
  • Responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback
  • Demonstrates financial awareness
  • Produces a range of solutions to problems
  • Full UK driving licence.

Salary & Benefits

  • Up to £45,000
  • Company Car
  • 20% Annual Salary Bonus
  • Group Pension Schemes
  • Buy Holidays
  •  Bike to Work
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Gym memberships
  • Bupa Anytime GP service
  • BUPA Elderly Care Helpline.

Location: York

Contract Type: Permanent

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online or contact Paz Scornaienchi at Cubed Talent on 01274 599354 or 07584 673 790.