Assistant Design Coordinator

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Assistant Design Coordinator

Work location: Malvern

Division: Group

Reporting to: Design Manager

Type: Full time

Who we are

Speller Metcalfe is on a mission… and it’s a simple one. We want to build a sustainable company at the forefront of construction – one that is built with a people-first approach in mind.

As a family business with nearly 30 years’ experience under our belts, our focus is not just getting you through the door, but developing your skills to support a long-term career with us. We’re proud of our high levels of staff retention and with staff at the very heart of our company, you’re never just a cog in the machine, but someone who can truly have an impact on how we do business.

Our background

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do.

Now one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, we predominantly work across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a numbers of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.


The job

Due to business growth, we are seeking a new Assistant Design Co-Ordinator join our design team, based out of our Malvern office. This is a fantastic role for you if you’re looking to grow your career in construction. Working closely with our Design Co-Ordinator and in conjunction with the wider design team, you will have the chance to get involved with co-ordinating preconstruction & construction phase design deliverables and to see how design is implemented throughout construction projects, right through to client handover stage. Reporting to our Design Manager, this is a ‘blended working’ role split between home and sites, working onsite (office or sites) approximately 3 days per week.

How you’ll contribute:

In this busy role, you will:

  • Work with the Design Co-Ordinator to coordinate the flow of information between all key stakeholders – consultants/sub-contractors/site/client.
  • Assist the in organisation of meetings for the design team in conjunction with our design responsibilities matrix and the schedule of services for each design consultant.
  • Learn how to produce the Design Release Schedule in coordination with the project programme and procurement schedule.
  • Assist in the compilation of SAP/SBEM information for submission and compliance with Building Regulations.
  • With the support of the Design Co-Ordinator, input into the achievement of environmental assessment schemes for Buildings, such as BREEAM & Passivhaus and work with the design team to grow your understanding of CDM regulations.
  • Help co-ordinate the process of ensuring that planning conditions, building control approvals, section agreements and any other scheme specific standards are signed off in a timely manner.
  • With support, obtain Service / Utilities connections / disconnections quotes for projects.
  • Work with a range of external specialists such as Ecologists and Arboriculturists to determine what is required for the project.
  • With support, input into delivering projects using Building Information Management (BIM) workflows.



Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will bring your enthusiasm and determination as well as:


  • Degree or equivalent vocational qualifications as a minimum (Construction management or Building Design/Architecture or other relevant subject)
  • Demonstrable work experience of construction projects

Core behaviours which will help you to be successful in this role include:

  • Being a team player
  • Showing high levels of emotional intelligence to work with a range of different people
  • Being open and able to embrace change


What’s in it for you?

As well as a competitive salary, increasing holiday benefits and access to private healthcare, we offer a number of other benefits for our staff.


Sound interesting?

Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our values, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual talents of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

If you don’t meet all the criteria, but are still interested in joining us, email us your CV anyway! It’s always good to hear from people who can bring their enthusiasm and desire to learn to our team.