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Design Manager

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 17 days ago

  • Sector: Water
  • Contact: Justin Curry
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01132420303
  • Expiry Date: 12 June 2023
  • Job Ref: 402212JCY

Design Manager - Yorkshire Water Contractor

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Company Overview: We are an established recruitment agency specializing in providing talent acquisition services to leading contractors in the water and wastewater industry. We are currently partnering with a reputable Yorkshire Water Contractor based in Leeds, who is seeking a skilled and experienced Design Manager to join their team.

Role Overview: As the Design Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the design process for our client's Yorkshire Water projects. Your expertise in civil engineering, with a strong focus on water infrastructure, will be vital in ensuring the delivery of high-quality designs that meet project specifications, client requirements, and regulatory standards. A background in MEICA (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control, and Automation) would be advantageous.


  • Lead and manage the design process for Yorkshire Water projects, ensuring adherence to specifications, regulations, and client expectations.
  • Provide guidance, support, and technical expertise to a team of designers, fostering a collaborative and efficient work environment.
  • Evaluate and review design proposals, offering recommendations for enhancements and ensuring cost-effective solutions.
  • Collaborate closely with project managers, contractors, and external stakeholders to gather requirements and ensure design alignment.
  • Coordinate with various engineering disciplines, including civil, mechanical, electrical, and process, to ensure seamless integration of design elements.
  • Monitor and manage the design schedule, proactively identifying potential delays and implementing effective mitigation measures.
  • Ensure designs comply with health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Contribute to tendering and bidding processes by providing technical input and leveraging your design expertise.


  • Extensive civil engineering background with significant experience in the water and wastewater industry.
  • Knowledge of MEICA (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control, and Automation) would be advantageous.
  • Proven track record in managing and coordinating the design process for water infrastructure projects.
  • Proficiency in design software and familiarity with relevant industry standards.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with internal teams, clients, and external stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and management abilities to oversee and motivate a team of designers.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Comprehensive understanding of health, safety, and environmental regulations relevant to design activities.


  • Competitive salary package reflective of your experience and skills.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Generous holiday allowance.
  • Opportunities for career development and growth within a renowned organization.
  • Engaging and challenging projects in partnership with Yorkshire Water.

If you possess the requisite civil engineering experience and are seeking a rewarding opportunity as a Design Manager in the water industry, we invite you to apply for this role. Please submit your application, including an up-to-date CV, highlighting your qualifications and relevant experience. As a specialist recruitment agency, we value diversity and encourage applications from all individuals.