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  • Flemington House
  • 1 Brown Street
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  • Job reference number:15320777
  • Client ID:RI/008
  • Posted on:07-FEB-2018
  • Salary:EUR75K - EUR90K /A
  • Job type:PERMANENT

Job Summary

Position: Design Drafting Manager

Location: Houston. TX

Salary: Neg DOE

Job Summary

Design Drafting Manager required for leading firm in Houston. Together with Senior Managers, develop, recommend and implement strategies, policies and practices, which will facilitate the achievement of the Company's stated business and financial objectives.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Develop and determine capacity planning and resource allocation to ensure site/factory targets are supported and produced in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Develop client relationships and meet with key customers, assist Sales Representatives by providing technical expertise and know how to ensure customer expectations are met but at the same time influencing the specification to ensure we have a balanced portfolio of orders which will be compatible with our ability to procure raw materials, design, manufacture and install.
  • Develop ongoing human resources programmes for staff recruitment, appraisals, training, retention etc. to ensure we have adequate human resources to meet current and future business plans.
  • Develop and integrate outsourced designers
  • Monitor and control Design Office activity to ensure our contractual obligations are met. Take timely and relevant action to avoid costs for delay and disruption or liquidated and ascertained damages being levied against us.
  • Analyse, develop, implement and achieve the goals established in the Five and One Year Plans to ensure overall targets are achieved in areas of quality, cost, delivery, safety and morale.
  • Support Operations with corporate governance and strategic management in all aspects of improving the business.
  • Support the Continuous Improvement Programme and create a culture of creativity and innovation to bring new or enhanced products to market. This will ensure competitive and differentiation advantage to stay ahead of the competition.

  • We are Specialist Sub-Contractors largely involved in the design, procurement, manufacture and installation of the external envelope of large-scale buildings. We are exposed to weather problems, dependability of other trades, exposure to serious financial penalties for delay and disruption to the Main Contractors or follow on trades.
  • Deal with Architects and Engineers who require their concept (which may not even be clearly defined) turned into reality.
  • Deal with all the major technical/financial inputs from Tender stage to the negotiation of Final Accounts.
  • Manage and co-ordinate outsourcing of manufactured products and design as well as all in-house design and manufacture.
  • Experience of working in main contracting to understand the mentality and try to pre-empt unproductive work.
Knowledge & Experience

  • Excellent ability to communicate openly with employees at all levels.
  • Problem-solving through interaction with employees using hands-on style.
  • Knowledge of world-class manufacturing techniques and familiar with production engineering, production control, quality control, training, administration and budget control
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, building products and curtain walling and demonstrate the ability to discuss them with conviction.
  • Experience in negotiating contract awards and good presentation skills.
  • A Degree in Façade Engineering or Architecture (or equivalent) is desirable,
  • Ideally 10 years' experience in the design of complex glass facades.
Elk Recruitment is an award-winning niche recruitment firm with offices currently in Co Carlow and London. Our core competency is the placement of permanent and contract Junior, mid and senior level professionals within the Glass, Façade, Window and Doors, Medical Device, Curtain Walling & Construction industries throughout Ireland and abroad.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to $90,000.00 /year

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