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Design Manager

Alexander Associates Technical Recruitment
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15 Sep 2021

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An exciting opportunity has just become available for a Design Manager to join a leading design and build contractor with the water industry.

In this role you will take lead of the design team as well as the implementation phase for a portfolio of clean and waste water projects across the Scottish Water framework.

My client is seeking a candidate on a permanent staff basis and will be offering a competitive salary + company benefits. i.e car/car allowance.

The Role

· Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager

· To provide commitment to excellence in Health & Safety (H&S) in design, complying fully with relevant local specifications, codes, rules, regulations and requirements and all relevant H&S legislation

· To ensure that H&S hazards are identified and managed and that residual risks are communicated effectively

· To lead the Design team in delivery of their responsibilities and to ensure a focused approach to meet customer requirements and project objectives

· To be accountable for the expenditure, efficiency challenge and overall outturn costs for the design element of project delivery, producing deliverables within the allocated resource hours and by key dates

· To organise all elements of Design, documenting it in the Project Management Plan and preparing monthly status update reports as necessary

· To ensure that the technical solution is produced to outperform on costs, whilst maintaining quality standards and delivery on time

· To provide where required, technical support during Assembly and Commissioning stages

· To ensure that all technical work is undertaken to the correct Standards and Specifications, following the appropriate Systems of Work and Quality Assurance procedures

· To contribute to achieving the sustainability targets, particularly by reducing the embodied and operational Carbon Footprints of the solutions

· To communicate and work effectively with people from other partner organisations, backgrounds and disciplines, utilising their knowledge and experience and add to this with your own experience and knowhow

· To recognise and provide exceptional customer service both internally and with partners and externally with the Client, their Customers and the general public

· Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role

· In all internal and external contact, present a professional and positive image as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive and beneficial relationships.

The Candidate

Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience of multi-disciplinary design management, in a design-build environment
  • Degree in an engineering-related discipline
  • Chartered Engineer in an engineering-related discipline
  • Must be delivery-driven with the ability to set targets and manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives
  • Working knowledge of CDM and construction Health & Safety
  • Extensive experience in large- scale project delivery
  • Strategic, operational, technical and management skills
  • Good general knowledge of all aspects of water treatment e.g. civil engineering, process engineering, electrical engineering and project management
  • Ability to present technical proposals clearly, confidently and convincingly

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working for a global organisation
  • Experience of working with remote/dispersed teams
  • Experience in the Water/Wastewater Treatment Industry
  • Ability to embrace collaborative and innovative working

If this sounds like this could your next role please get in touch by applying with your CV and someone will be in touch.

Only those with proof of right to work in the UK should apply for this vacancy.
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