Reference Quantity: ST0044

Particulars of normal

Occupation abstract:

This occupation is discovered within the building business.  Design and Development Managers are based mostly in a design studio, workplace or on a building web site.  They work for small or giant organisations inside a design or building mission staff. The broad objective of the occupation is the management, administration and coordination of the design and/or building course of on constructing and infrastructure initiatives, performing because the hyperlink between designers (i.e. architects, engineers) building groups and mission stakeholders.  The function can embody overseeing inside and exterior design consultants, controlling the event of the design idea and translating this into the ultimate constructing or set up. Of their each day work, an worker on this occupation interacts with the mission staff, similar to bid administration, estimating, pre-construction administration, mission planning and programming.  On-site, this function is extra building info centered, sustaining and co-ordinating the circulate of design info to allow building work to proceed effectively, in addition to facilitating price management and the buildability assessment processes. An worker on this occupation will develop design proposals, which meet the necessities of the mission transient, managing the design info and translating it to building groups on web site.  They are going to be sure that potential dangers have been taken into consideration in all designs and that well being and security laws have been adhered to and can assist to make sure that the mission is accomplished to the specification outlined within the design and to agreed parameters of price and programme, which can someday require adherence to statutory consents and laws.  They are going to make sure the mission has minimal impression on the surroundings and the area people and that sustainability goals are realised, for the life cycle of the mission, managing interfaces between the varied stakeholders related to the design and building course of.  Helping in contract administration and compliance for the mission, they’ll in the end contribute to the administration of mission handover and completion to the client/shopper, and be instrumental in recording suggestions from stakeholders resulting in the implementation of greatest follow in future initiatives.

Typical job titles:

Typical job titles embrace Architectural Technologist, Design Supervisor, Constructing Info Modelling (BIM) Supervisor and Development Design Supervisor.



K1: Design Procedures:  Know determine, assess and problem shopper necessities and consumer components, consider assets and assess environmental impression.

K2: Well being and Security:  Know determine, management and mitigate hazards and dangers and incorporate well being and security issues into design at an early stage and guarantee compliance with related laws.

K3: Laws:  Know assess and advise on regulatory and authorized necessities and constraints, together with Development Design and Administration (CDM) Laws and Constructing Laws.

K4: Mission Transient:  Know put together, current and agree proposals for shopper briefs and develop design programmes to satisfy the necessities of the transient.

K5: Mission Administration:  Know choose and kind a design staff and agree duties and processes previous to building and monitor design staff’s working strategies throughout building, together with the preparation of design and building programmes.

K6: Teamwork:  Perceive the significance of working in groups and lead others in direction of frequent targets. Know develop and keep relationships with different stakeholders.

K7: Design Documentation:  Know create and handle design info and the management of documentation related to design.

K8: Development Know-how:  Know consider and choose supplies, parts and programs.  To have the ability to generate design options and plan related building actions.

K9: Procurement:  Know choose from varied procurement strategies and contracts, understanding their relative deserves.

K10: Worth Administration:  Perceive and be a practitioner of worth administration together with worth engineering in order that the mission’s worth for cash is maximised.

K11: Threat Administration:  Perceive the character of danger and its impact on the administration of a mission.


S1 Shopper and Consumer Necessities:  Be capable to determine and assess shopper and consumer necessities and conduct feasibility research in order that the design displays shopper wants.

S2 Sustainability:  Be capable to determine, assess and handle sustainable options to shopper necessities and minimise environmental impression of mission over constructing lifecycle.

S3 Well being and Security:  Be capable to determine, assess and handle hazards and dangers all through the mission lifecycle.

S4 Mission Administration:  Be capable to choose, kind and handle the mission staff and agree duties and processes.

S5 Laws:  Be capable to assess, advise and meet statutory laws and authorized constraints.

S6 Design Growth:  Be capable to put together, current and agree proposals for mission briefs, make suggestions, develop programmes and develop detailed designs for building.

S7 Specs and Info Administration:  Be capable to determine and put together detailed designs and handle the mission mannequin (BIM), together with integrating, evaluating and recommending modifications.

S8 Tenders and Contracts:  Be capable to choose and consider tenders, select and agree acceptable specialist contractors and management contractual compliance throughout building.

S9 Worth Administration:  Be capable to work with the mission staff to boost worth and/or cut back prices whereas assembly the mission transient.

S10 Threat Administration:  Be capable to determine, assess and handle threats and hazards whereas optimising mission alternatives.

S11 Mission Handover:  Be capable to handle mission handover and completion and assemble operations and Upkeep Manuals for the constructing’s finish customers.


B1: Train Skilled Judgement:  Be capable to work inside personal degree of competence and know when to hunt recommendation from others and when to have the ability to advise shoppers.

B2: Exhibit Dedication to Code of Ethics:  Work inside the Chartered Institute of Architectural Know-how’s, Chartered Institute of Constructing (CIOB) or equal skilled physique’s code of conduct and exhibit integrity and professionalism in all actions.

B3: Innovation:  Give attention to areas for course of enchancment and study from modern options. Problem present follow and be open minded about enhance and implement a brand new manner of working.

B4: Collaboration:  Perceive the existence of staff dynamics and software of non-public strengths and weaknesses in group conditions. Consciousness of collaborative frameworks and contract / organisational degree of collaboration.

B5: Teamworking and communication:  Be capable to work with others in direction of frequent targets and perceive completely different strategies for communication and negotiation.

B6: Shopper care:  Exhibit information and skill to handle expectations and determine enhancements

B7: Keep CPD:  Determine personal improvement wants and take acceptable motion to satisfy these wants. Use personal information and experience for the good thing about others. 

Extra info

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{Qualifications} & skilled recognition

English and Maths {qualifications}

Degree 3 and above apprenticeships

Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the Finish-Level Evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3. A British Signal Language (BSL) qualification is a substitute for the English qualification for these whose major language is BSL.

Different necessary {qualifications}

Necessary qualification 1

Title: BSc(Hons) Development Engineering Administration or BSc(Hons)/BA(Hons) Architectural Know-how, or equal design and building self-discipline Degree 6 qualification

Degree of qualification: 6 (non-integrated diploma)

Necessary qualification 2

Title: Trade certificates in Website Security Plus Website Managers’ Security Coaching Scheme and Website Environmental Consciousness Coaching Scheme that are required for secure operations within the office

Degree of qualification: 4

Entry necessities


Particular person employers will set their very own choice standards for this apprenticeship. Because it requires achievement to Degree 6 the standard entry necessities for this Apprenticeship might be a minimal of two A ranges grades A to C (or equal), and a minimal of 5 GCSE grades A* to C together with a minimal grade B in Maths and English (or equal); Degree 4 Development Design and Construct Technician Commonplace; TCIAT (Architectural Technician) standing; HNC/HND in Development and the Constructed Atmosphere or equal {qualifications} and commensurate expertise.

Skilled recognition


Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and Chartered Institute of Constructing (CIOB) – A profitable apprentice might be eligible for membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and Chartered Institute of Constructing (CIOB), or equal skilled physique.  They’ll then work in direction of skilled registration at Chartered degree.


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