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Date Added: Fri 13/11/2020

Design Manager

Falmer, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £10000 - £100000 / annually

Design Manager



Water Treatment


Key responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Ensure that standard designs and design practices are utilised wherever possible
  • Agree design budgets, monitor performance against the budget and provide forecast costs to completion for individual projects
  • Monitor and control design hours against allowances
  • 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
  • Prepare monthly project status reports
  • Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups, to stay current on industry changes and innovations
  • Maintain a positive and solution-oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback
  • 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
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality



  • Engineering discipline
  • Experience of technical project delivery in a design-build environment
  • Experience in the Waste Water 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
  • Technical and management skills
  • Able to identify and manage project/programme risk
  • Able to identify and manage changes to project scope


  • Chartered Engineer in an engineering-related discipline
  • Experience of working in Joint Ventures
  • Experience of offsite manufactured design solutions
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