External Envelope Designer

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  • Experience Required3 years +
  • PackagePension, Healthcare, Free Parking And Flexible Working Hours
  • RolesTechnical and Design

Job Description

A fabulous Designer role has come to fruition in Hampshire with an external facades contractor with a solid reputation for quality and aftercare.


To produce a total design solution specific to each contract.  This will be done by ensuring compliance to manufacturer’s recommendations and company procedures as well as the clients and their representatives’ requirements and current legalisation.   You will be responsible for monitoring that each project is to budget and in accordance with the QA manual.   The main duties of the role are as follows:

  • attendance at handover meetings to discuss the project, identify particular design areas needing attention and clarification of the scope of works;
  • production of working drawings/design in accordance with the specifications received from the customer and amendments agreed with the customer at pre-order stage.   Ensuring that drawings are within the cost budget of the estimate and that there are clearly defined methods of construction, setting out requirements and materials used
  • liaising directly with the appropriate representatives to agree any variation between the customers specifications/drawings and the tender documents;
  • ensuring that any relevant project information received from the customer is appropriately transmitted within the company;
  • producing and maintaining the contract design file;
  • submitting designs for internal review and then on for client approval;
  • supervising and monitoring the issue of drawings and other design information by Design trainees ensuring adherence with the relevant processes and procedures;
  • organising delivery of samples required by the client and obtaining approval of samples;
  • production of a Project Design Programme;
  • providing technical calculations and where appropriate the commissioning of a structural engineer to produce supporting structural calculations in line with the Design Programme;
  • ensuring all calculations are produced to meet the manufacturers delivery dates as appropriate;
  • reviewing procurement and flashing schedules for other members of the design team;
  • working within a company CDM design procedure;
  • liaising with clients to proactively deal with any discrepancies within project documentation/specification and arranging meetings as necessary;
  • regularly liaising with other departments, Buying, Estimating, Quantity Surveying and Site Managers;
  • advising Quantity Surveyors of any potential variations to the contract;
  • chasing and requesting of outstanding information from clients;
  • keeping daily records of contracts worked on for monthly time sheets;
  • conducting site surveys of existing and new buildings;
  • producing flashing schedules, procurement schedules and fixing lists in sufficient time to allow for internal review and checking procedures and to meet manufacturers’ delivery dates;
  • issuing of operation and maintenance manuals;
  • applying for manufacturers’ guarantees and warranties where necessary;
  • carrying out of construction (design and management) regulation assessments to meet legal requirements and apply to primary design output;
  • providing support to Design Manager and all members of the team.


You will ideally have either a Degree or HND or equivalent, ideally in a design related subject.  Have at least three years’ experience as a draughtsperson or designer for a main contractor or a specialist contractor, in a related sector of the industry, i.e. roofing and cladding, glazing or modular buildings.


Attractive salary package including pension, healthcare, free parking and flexible working hours.

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If you are interested in this role, please contact Mark on 023 8033 2438 or send an updated CV to

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