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Highways Design Manager

Balfour Beatty United Group Limited
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24 Apr 2021

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The Southampton Highways Service Partnership has opened opportunity for Scape Procure as a delivery mechanism for its Transforming Cities fund award. We are looking to build a team that will deliver design and construction works for various City Centre located projects. A design Manager will be required to successfully oversee Balfour Beattys external design framework delivery ensuring that works are delivered on budget and to programme adopting technology and innovative techniques. Sound commercial and project management capabilities are a must have attribute.
It is expected that the design manager will support the project teams in the achievement in BIM Level 2.

What youll be doing

As a Highways Design Manager, your main responsibilities are as follows
Manage the development and implementation of design proposals ensuring they meet customer requirements including budget constraints, presenting proposals for approval to the customer
Safety in construction and use
Quality within affordable parameters
Ease of maintenance, energy efficiency with minimum environmental impact
Innovation to meet customer goals and positive impact on the local community
Provide advice and guidance on the buildability of the design proposals to the design and construction teams on all packages
Liaise with all statutory bodies/authorities as required such as planning, building control and services e.g. gas and water
Support the Safety by Design & Engineering forum or other similar forums, representing the business stream
Lead the development and management of the design deliverables programme
Ensure there is a clear schedule of design deliverables
Lead the co-ordination and production of design data, bid deliverables, reports and documentation essential to the project and contractual requirements and report progress against the design deliverables programme
Lead the implementation of the BIM CSUK protocols, including teamwork and collaboration and the management and sharing of data relating to BIM Organizationels
Support the contract team in the delivery of BIM Level 2 standards and the development of
Employers Information Requirements
BIM Execution Plans
Information Management Plans
Consider the application of Lean construction techniques in order to save money, reduce waste and optimise construction
Ensure that learning and best practice is captured from the bid/project with the aim of sharing it across the business stream and the UKCS business
Proactively manage risk across a wide range of projects using company standard risk management systems. Develop a culture of ongoing risk management from end to end of each project
Develop and manage relationships with customer, client and other key stakeholders. Ensure customer issues are fully understood, undertake negotiations and resolution of issues related to project design in a timely manner
Build excellent relationships internally and externally and develop a reputation for always delivering upon your commitments and objectives

Who were looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential
Qualifications and skills expected
This role requires an individual with proven experience in delivering design services within a Work Winning environment and successfully implementing design strategies as well as relevant project experience
Much of the works will be Civil biased (highways, bridges etc) and a proven record in successfull delivery of similar works would be required
Leadership skills in a matrix organisation are required to deliver design services in a timely manner with a customer and business sector specific focus. Good interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners under time pressure
The individual will know what good looks like in tender submissions and would have hands on experience of delivering work-winning bids in a timely manner and also experience of delivering design in production
Good working knowledge of BIM is required
Will have experience within the most current forms of procurement. Working knowledge of NEC contract is required
Relevant experience dealing with Network Rail and Highway England approval process
Relevant experience in managing common data environment
Relevant experience in Design and Construct contracts
Relevant Professional membership with an appropriate institute, e.g. ICE, Istructe, Ciob aligned to the work stream is recommended
A valid CSCS card is a requirement
Excellent IT Skills relevant to the Business Stream are desirable and Microsoft Office is essential
Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material, applicable to the Business Stream
Should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the relevant Business Stream
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