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Design Manager

  • Location: Salford
  • Salary: £50k - 56k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

My client is looking to strengthen their Engineering team with a Design & Technical Delivery Manager for their joint venture frameworks.

Based at their Salford Quays office you will be responsible for delivering engineering solutions at a project / tranche level from initial definition of need through optioneering, solution development, detail design and construction support.


You will report directly to the Head of Engineering and the responsibilities will include:

To lead a team of discipline design engineers in the development of wastewater technical solutions from initial need statement through optioneering, solution development, value engineering, detail design and construction support.

Ensure affordable design solutions are developed within project budget and solution risk is appropriately managed and communicated throughout the solution development process.

Establish collaborative working relationships with the client, design teams, construction staff and supply chain representatives to promote buildability and supply chain efficiency in design outputs.

Ensure sustainable design solutions completed in accordance with CDM Regulations

Provide design solutions that meet all the requirements of the programme’s systems and governance procedures

Agree design budgets, monitor performance against the budget and provide forecast costs to completion for individual projects

Record, monitor and control design changes in order to maximise cost efficiency

Establish and agree design costs and programme timescales with the Programme Manager

Organise the work required and document the Design Management Plan / Project Execution Plan

Deliver the design stage outputs of each project within the agreed timescale and budget


About The Candidate:

Experience of technical project delivery in a design-build environment

Experience in the Wastewater Treatment Industry

Experience in leading and managing multi-disciplinary design teams

Degree in an engineering-related discipline

Must be delivery-driven with the ability to set targets, manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives


Packages include:

A competitive salary
Car/car allowance (subject to role and level of position)
25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
Contribution Pension scheme
Life Assurance
Health Insurance
Private medical Insurance


About The Company:

My Client is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector, with over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres. They primarily support long term water sector frameworks operating both stand alone and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.


This opportunity is available both perm and contract (Inside scope of IR35), so the choice is yours how you prefer to operate.

If this sounds like the kind of role you could make your own, please get in touch ASAP using the details below.