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Design Manager

Posted: 6 Nov 2020 Closes: 5 Jan 2021
East Sussex-Brighton, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_5122

About Costain and your project.

As our Design Manager 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.

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

For more information visit www.costain.com

CMDP is a Joint Venture between Costain and MWHT based on a 50/50 share relationship.

The Joint Venture was initially formed in 2015 to deliver the 5 year (2015 - 2020) AMP6 (Process) Programme in South East England (East Sussex and Kent) for Southern Water. The Delivery Contract was worth £200 million over 5 years.

The success of this partnership means that CMDP have been awarded a follow- up contract of AMP 7, delivering 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).

What will I be doing?

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 of CMDP as well as maintaining mutually-constructive, positive and beneficial relationships
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality
About you

Essential:
  • 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
Desirable:
  • Chartered Engineer in an engineering-related discipline
  • Experience of working in Joint Ventures
  • Experience of offsite manufactured design solutions
Final Statement

We listened to our employees, so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers' needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

Please note this is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Costain. For a full role profile, please contact us: careers@costain.com

The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.

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