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Graduate Design Manager - 2018 Intake

Posted 5 January by Ardmore Construction Limited Ended

In just 40 years Ardmore has become one of the largest family owned construction groups in the UK. Although we work across the nation we're best known as London's Builder. Multi-phase regeneration schemes with dense urban housing to high rise developments, luxury residential projects and bespoke hotels are a few examples of our work.

Typically, our projects have values between £30m to £180m and all entail the provision of contiguous piled basements, multi storey RC frame construction with a variety of cladding façade finishes. Internally the projects are fitted out to high specification using natural stone, hardwoods and stainless-steel products, with a complex services package completing the fit out.


Graduates are placed on a structured 24 months’ development programme covering the whole lifecycle of a project from site possession, through to fit-out and reporting structures. Graduates will also be expected to take part in a rotational programme, encouraging graduates to work with other important parts of our business. These will include Project Management, Civil Engineering, Pre-Construction and Commercial amongst others.

Your aim is to participate in the design management graduate scheme. The scheme will equip the graduate to be able to provide project design management and design coordination on their own within 4 to 5 years. This will include managing the design team, sub-contract/supply chain design and to provide design and technical support to the site team. Your individual effort will be supplemented by a range of internal seminars, and reviewed quarterly so that you receive comprehensive feedback on your progression.


The candidate will work closely with / shadowing Design Manager. You will be assigned to various tasks during the course of your training period to cover elements from document control, design meeting management, design development, subcontractor and supply chain design management through site inspections to O&M Manual compilation.


  • Min 2:1 BSc in Architecture
  • Proficient use of MS Office
  • CSCS card
  • Previous experience on site advantageous (work placement / summer placements)

In addition, you will-

  • have a good understanding of team dynamics and will support people in the team to achieve shared goals
  • be able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • be self-confident and articulate
  • be resilient and work successfully under pressure
  • be self-disciplined, and organised with well-developed time management skills


Please send your CV to Emmanuel Johnson, HR Advisor via email link below.


02 July 2018


In relation to speculative CVs received from providers without a prior assignment issued in writing by Ardmore's Recruitment team, no fee payable by Ardmore will apply. We do not use recruitment agencies for graduate level recruitment and therefore ask that unsolicited CVs are not sent to us.

Ardmore are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy or maternity.

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