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Design Manager

R-048576
  1. Leatherhead

Design Manager

Role Purpose:

  • To support the delivery of design and control of the design process. To ensure designs are delivered to meet the project requirements and CPS quality standards.

  • Manage the coordination between different design teams / design organisations.

  • Provide cost effective design solutions to maintain and/or improve the road assets to the standards agreed while considering the needs of key stakeholders.

  • Maintain Design programmes to ensure schemes are delivered to programme and budget

Accountabilities:

  • Identify Design resource requirements for schemes.

  • Lead the management of Design produced outside of CPS.

  • Prepare briefs, works instructions, designs fee estimates and clear deliverables for instructing work.

  • Coordinate with the design team to contribute to the development and management of the design deliverables programme:

  • Ensure there is a clear schedule of design deliverables.

  • With the Project Manager, lead internal gateway reviews during the design phase to ensure that they are timely and appropriate sign off is achieved at each gateway.

  • 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.

  • Support the development and implementation of design proposals, ensuring they meet customer requirements, including budget constraints, presenting proposals for approval to the customer. The design should deliver:

  • 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.

  • Ensure designs are appropriate and meet the CPS Quality Management Processes and required levels of quality. Manage the design review process.

  • Monitor and check designs and ensure they meet the brief and are delivered to programme and budget.

  • Allocate tasks to other design disciplines and other members of the Highways team and monitor progress and costs.

  • Seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used in design and construction.

  • Provide professional and technical competence in highway engineering.

  • Management of any 3rd parties or external design teams to ensure that they meet all customer specifications and where necessary, checking their competence and resources.

  • Liaise with all statutory bodies/authorities as required – such as Highway Authorities, Planning Authorities and statutory undertakers.

  • Ensure the Principal Designer duties are met under CDM.

  • Attend relevant community Forums to represent the Engineering Design team.

  • Consider the application of Lean techniques to save money, reduce waste and optimise design and construction.

  • Ensure that learning and best practice is captured from the project with the aim of sharing it across the business.

  • Support and mentor junior and less experienced staff.

  • Identify schemes that need to be included in the Five-Year Programme.

  • Assist the Network Strategy Manager in developing new improvement schemes.

  • Live the Connect Plus Services Values.

  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm.

  • Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability activities.

  • Qualifications/ skills/ experience:

  • Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng/MSc/BEng/BSc/HNC and HND).

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution (ICE or IHT)

  • Registered with the Engineering Council to at least IEng level

  • Alternatively registered with the Engineering Council to IEng or CEng level or with good relevant experience and expecting to obtain IEng/CEng within 12 months from appointment.

  • 5 days of CPD in last 12 months including 3 related to highway engineering

  • Broad skills, knowledge and understanding of other highway related design areas

  • Experience in Highway Engineering and operating at a senior level.

  • Proven experience of leading design teams and coordinating interfaces with other disciplines

  • Proven experience in the design and construction of highway schemes.

  • Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material is essential

  • Competent in highway engineering with substantial post-qualification experience.  Possesses an in-depth knowledge of Design Standards DMRB / MCDHW etc and a knowledge of HE procedures

  • Experience of CDM Principal Designer role and knowledge of other H&S legislation

  • Competent in exercising the Designer’s obligations of CDM

  • CSCS Management, or Professionally qualified persons, or managers card

  • Understanding of environmental requirements of highway schemes

  • Knowledge of Highways England and Connect Plus Services procedures necessary to deliver a Highways project and advantage

  • Knowledge of the use of computer design applications

  • Excellent IT Skills relevant to Civil Engineering Design and programming are desirable and Microsoft Office is essential.

  • Project management skills experience of Microsoft Project an advantage

  • Knowledge of Quality Management and IMS

  • Consultation experience with Highways England, Local Councils, Emergency Services and key stakeholders

  • Licensed to drive in the UK or with reciprocal agreement.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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