Buildings and Services Design Co-ordinatorr

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Job Title Buildings and Services Design Co-ordinator
Job Reference DIA0702/CG
Post Type
Division Technical
Salary information Circa £45K
Application deadline 29/04/2012

Job Description

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Located at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, we enable world-leading research across a wide range of scientific disciplines and industrial applications.

We require a highly capable engineer to manage the delivery of designs for buildings and building services installations. Duties will include interfacing with in-house scientific and engineering staff to prepare the brief and detailed room data sheets and then manage external design consultants, overseeing the development of detailed designs through to tender stage and contract award. Thereafter supporting the Construction Manager to resolve design queries through the construction stage to project completion. An essential requirement is to ensure that the structural, architectural, electrical and mechanical services are all co-ordinated to a high degree.

You will possess an HNC or degree in a relevant discipline, have significant experience of co-ordinating design works with a highly creative and dedicated approach. As an effective manager, strong team working and communications skills are essential, alongside the experience of manufacture, construction, testing and commissioning of systems. Good knowledge of Health and Safety including CDM regulations is highly desirable. A strong working knowledge of engineering drawings and Microsoft Office/Project is essential.

  • To take responsibility for delivering the design of buildings and services projects to Contract award stage and thereafter supporting the appointed IFM construction manager for the successful completion of projects;
  • Interact closely with scientific, engineering, facilities staff, other end users and external consultants in defining the exact requirements of various buildings and services projects;
  • Generate project briefs and provide all neccessary layouts and information to instruct the various consultants in the delivery of detailed designs and specifications;
  • Manage the procurement and delivery of the buildings and services design, making use of any other consultancy services as neccessary (i.e cost consultant) and coordinate their efforts in delivering properly reviewed and cost optimised designs/specifications;
  • Ensure that buildings and services designs are fully co-ordinated by managing periodic reviews and collating comments from all relevant sources;
  • Ensure that new designs do not adversely affect the reliability or performance of key services to the Machine;
  • Ensure that projects meet with all relevant statutory legislation which include amongst others Building, HSE, Fire amd Environment regulations;
  • Manage the tender process to contractor selection and then support the relevant appointed IFM construction managers and the appointed contractors to ensure successful project completions;
  • Assist in producing layouts and design concepts employing AutoCAD including the review/ enhancement of current drawing procedures;
  • Contribute to hazard analysis and risk assessment exercises;
  • Work within DLS procedures and contribute to their development;
  • Keep up to date with relevant technology and industry best practice;
  • Maintain and manage project files containing all relevant project documentation and work with the Engineering Group to ensure prompt availability of design as-built drawings via the web based archive;
  • Work closely with other members of IFM assisting where/when necessary to promptly resolve issues as they arise


Qualification & Experience - Essential

  •  Well developed written and verbal communication skills;
  • Self motivated and able to work on own initiative, paying attention to detail;
  • Team player but able to drive for results;
  • Computer literate and experienced with Microsoft Office Suite of products;
  • Production of buildings and services design and procurement specifications;
  • Project Management;
  • Competence in AutoCAD;
  • Management of tender process and adjudication;
  • Expertise in either mechanical or electrical services;
  • A Degree/HND in relevant technical subject;
  • CIBSE or equivalent;
  • Significant relevant experience delivering multi- disciplined projects;
  • Ability to chair and control meetings;
  • Ability to compile project plans and estimates;
  • Good knowledge of planning, building regulations and construction practices

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Expertise in either architectural or structural services;
  • Knowledge of CDM regulations and designer risk assessments

Further Information

Applying for employment

For further details on applying for employment at Diamond, please visit our 'Application Form' page.

Appointments will be made depending on the skills and experience of the candidate. Electronic Diamond application forms in MS-Word are preferred. These should be emailed to

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