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Design Manager - Water

  • Location: Brighton, Brighton and Hove, England
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 9 days ago

  • Sector: Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Joshua Misailidis
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 21 August 2021
  • Job Ref: 393243JMS_1626945034

Design Manager

Brighton, East Sussex

£50,000 - £60,000

My client, a major contractor, is looking to strengthen their Engineering team with a Design Manager for their major water framework. Based in their Brighton 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.

This is a joint venture between my client and another main contractor and will deliver a range of schemes to maintain and improve Southern Water's water supply and wastewater treatment works in the eastern half of its region (Kent & East Sussex).

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

  • Proven longevity with a contractor
  • Degree in an engineering-related discipline

  • Must have right to work in the UK
  • Must be delivery-driven with the ability to set targets, manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives

If you are interested in the role, or know of someone who might be, please feel free to contact Joshua Misailidis either via email at or by phone on 020 7743 7582 for more information.

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