Design Manager


Are you a Design Manager in the Cornwall region?

Founded in 1968 Griffiths are a sustainable Construction Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives.

Griffiths are looking to recruit a Design Manager to join our teams working in the Cornwall region on the North Devon Link Road and St Austell A30 Link Road projects.

We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


The Design Manager is responsible for coordinating the design process on a project, from tender to Client / end-user handover. Ensuring that the designs produced are efficiently buildable, sustainable, delivered on time, within budget and eliminate / minimise the safety risks for those undertaking construction on site.

The Design Manager will be accountable for the following within each project:

  • Ensuring completeness of scope in the Design Brief and allocation of the remit to the designer(s)
  • Accountable for the day-to-day management and co-ordination of technical and engineering activities.
  • Ensure suitable design is delivered within safety, sustainability, time, cost, and quality requirements.
  • Communication of the design programme to the project team and Client as required.
  • Management of design change in line with the Site Change Control process and mitigation of any design delays where applicable.
  • Engagement in the periodic assessment of our designer’s performance.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate previous experience as a Design Manager and 10 years + experience in the construction industry.

Qualifications & Training

  • Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent relevant body desirable
  • Knowledge and experience using various BIM packages when working in Network Rail Common Data Environment (ProjectWise, Connect Bentley, AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, etc.)


As part of Tarmac, Griffiths offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits, rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • Car Allowance
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities

Griffiths is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

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