Senior Design Manager

Senior Design Manager
London, Mayfair
Posted 3 weeks ago

Location: London – Mayfair

Company Overview:

Our client is a construction company specialising in luxury residential projects. With a reputation for delivering exceptional quality and craftsmanship, we are committed to creating bespoke living spaces that exceed our clients’ expectations. As we expand our portfolio, we seek a talented Senior Design Manager to join our team and lead the design process for our high-end residential projects.

Job Description:

The Senior Design Manager will be vital in overseeing the design development and coordination of our luxury residential projects from conception to completion. This position requires a highly skilled individual with a robust architecture or engineering background and proven experience managing complex residential designs.


  • Lead the design team in developing innovative and aesthetically pleasing concepts for high-end residential developments, ensuring alignment with the project vision, client requirements, and budgetary constraints.
  • Collaborate closely with external and internal stakeholders, including project managers, architects, engineers, and interior designers, to integrate design solutions seamlessly into the overall project delivery process.
  • Oversee the preparation and review of architectural drawings, specifications, and other design documentation to ensure accuracy, compliance with building codes, and adherence to project timelines.
  • Manage the coordination of consultants and external design partners, including structural and MEP engineers, to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and resolve design conflicts.
  • Conduct regular design reviews and presentations to stakeholders, providing clear and concise communication of design intent, progress updates, and recommendations for the resolution of design-related issues.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in residential design, and integrate innovative design solutions and sustainable principles into project designs where appropriate.
  • Foster a culture of creativity, excellence, and continuous improvement within the design team, mentoring juniors.
  • Collaborate closely with the commercial team to prepare project packages, assess variations, and address changes effectively.
  • Oversee, monitor, and ensure adherence to design program deadlines, proactively managing any challenges to maintain project timelines.
  • Take ownership of Information Release Schedules (IRS), ensuring timely and accurate dissemination of design information to relevant stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in architectural design and project management, focusing on high-end residential projects.
  • Have a proven track record of successfully delivering complex residential designs from concept to completion, demonstrating strong design sensibility, technical proficiency, and attention to detail.
  • Extensive knowledge of building regulations, zoning codes, and construction standards applicable to residential developments.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and other design software tools.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and communicate design concepts to clients and stakeholders.
  • Professional accreditation (e.g., RIBA, AIA, CEng) is desirable but not essential.

Join us and become an integral part of a vibrant team committed to setting new standards in luxury residential living. Experience a supportive work environment where your creativity and innovation will flourish. We prioritise collaboration, personal growth, ensuring every team member feels valued and empowered to contribute their best.


For more information or to apply for this vacancy, contact Michaela Francis at 01256 817878, email:, or complete the application form below.

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Job CategoryPermanent
Start DateAsap
ContactMichaela Francis

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