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Design Lead

  • Location: Durham
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

Vacancy - Design Lead

Location - Durham


Anderselite has an exciting opportunity for a Design Lead engineer role available for a leading consultancy that specialises in the Water Industry. Our client is looking to take on a competent Design Lead engineer who will support the Northumbrian Water's Capital delivery Programme. The programme will improve clean and wastewater services across the Northumbrian region and will improve the environment. 

Our client offer a flexible working environment which will allow you to work from home, office and on site to suit your needs and the needs of your projects. This is a great opportunity to develop professionally in a dynamic design-and-construct environment. 



- Develop and lead your design team to successfully deliver projects and create a positive environment where staff are engaged and able to reach their potential.

- Provide clear and visible leadership to your project design team, including those working remotely from yourself.

- Lead the delivery of multi- disciplinary design for either water or wastewater infrastructure and non- infrastructure projects. 

- Have strong technical skills to lead the development of affordable and low carbon solutions, including managing risk.

- Deliver detailed design to meet the construction needs and client acceptance.

- Drive an excellence culture in your team including supporting the Design Manager to recruit and address competency gaps.



- Positively engage with Northumbrian Water to further develop relationships and influence, enhance reputation, and point of difference, as well as seeking new opportunities.

- Contribute to achieving high internal and client KPI scores.

- Engage with and further develop relationships with the wider company to enhance our performance.

- Undertake line management for multiple staff, including being responsible for their welfare and development.


Experience/ Qualifications 

- Qualified design engineer (preferably Chartered or working towards Chartership)

- Water or wastewater non-infrastructure and infrastructure design experience.

- Experience of successfully developing and managing design quality control processes.

- Excellent leadership skills, with a proven ability to manage people and their outputs.

- Commercial awareness and demonstrable experience of the successful application of design project controls, with a proven record in delivering design projects to program, budget, and quality requirements.

- An understanding of procurement and construction.

- Proactive approach and growth mindset, with an ability to adapt to changing scenarios.

- Able to manage competing tensions for the benefit of developing better outcomes.

- As a qualified and experienced professional engineer, we will support your further development in both technical and managerial areas to meet your career aspirations and goals.


If you are interested and would like to know more contact Subhan on 01135316468 or at