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Design Manager

  • Location: Peterborough
  • Salary: £60k - 70k per year + Package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 20 days ago

  • Sector: Water, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Nathaniel Drew
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5526
  • Expiry Date: 06 June 2024
  • Job Ref: 407224NDR

We are looking to strengthen our Design team with a Design Manager based at Peterborough with hybrid working available.

You will report directly to the Principal Design Manager and your role will lead the infrastructure engineering teams approach on shaping and delivering WINEP for AMP8. This program aims to address environmental challenges, enhance resilience, and manage flood risk within Anglian Waters region.

As a WINEP Design Manager, you will collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders, including the Environment Agency landscape architects community members and the hydraulic modelling team. The role will require you to embrace new ways of delivery with an emphasis on catchment wide assessments, focussing not purely on attenuation and civils solutions but also embracing the use of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) and retrofitting them into the existing urban landscape.

Key responsibilities will include:

Design Management:
Lead and manage the design delivery for the WINEP portfolio of projects within infrastructure (wastewater networks) engineering.
Develop and manage Engineering Project Plans that include scope, program, cost, risk, and resources.
Provide direction on suitable design methods in collaboration with Discipline Lead Engineers.
Assess project complexity and assign suitably competent engineering resources.
Implement design quality procedures and ensure adherence to achieve a right-first-time philosophy.
Manage supplier and subcontractor design input, including engagement, selection, management, and integration of designs.

Project Delivery:
Work in partnership with other functions to deliver outcomes for your portfolio.
Seek and deliver opportunities to achieve affordability and value within your portfolio.
Support the development and management of project programs to achieve milestones and drive efficiencies.
Produce designs that contribute to enhancing sustainability.

Health & Safety:
Undertake delegated duties of the Principal Designer as per CDM Regulations.
Manage CDM competency assessments for your team and projects.
Ensure the production of design risk assessments and manage health & safety documentation for your portfolio.

People/Team Development:
Provide clear, consistent, and visible leadership to your portfolio design team.
Undertake people management responsibilities, including performance management and personal development.
Allocate resources based on project priorities and complexity.
Support team development and recruitment efforts.

Support the engineering team transformation and transition into AMP8.
Drive a culture of experimentation, innovation, risk management, and continuous improvement within your team.
Reduce carbon and natural capital within designs and embrace new digital technologies.

About The Candidate
To be successful in this position you will hold a degree in an engineering discipline and preferably be Chartered or working towards Chartered status, with proven experience in the Water sector ideally on pipelines, pressurised networks, attenuation tanks, combined sewer overflows or drainage projects. You’ll have a familiarity with UK Water Industry regulations, and a thirst for knowledge.

You’ll have solid people management skills and have adaptable collaborative communication skills. You’re aware of the importance of Quality Assurance and Risk and Opportunities Management, and focused on Right First-Time approach, whilst considering delivery on time implications.