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Engineering Design Manager

Posted: 15 Dec 2020 Closes: 13 Feb 2021
East Sussex-Brighton, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1465524192

About Costain and your project.

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Engineering Design Manager will be a key member of the CMDP Design Leadership Team accountable for the delivery of engineering solutions across the £300m AMP7 water and wastewater programme of work from initial definition of need through optioneering, solution development, detail design and construction support.

Located in CMDP's core Falmer design office and supporting remote MWHT and Costain design teams in Manchester, the key accountabilities of the role will be to lead timely design production and provide resource management at Framework level.

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.

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What will I be doing?
  • Play an active role within the Design Leadership Team
  • Design production and reporting of progress at a Framework level
  • Resource Management at Framework level
  • Recruitment and on-boarding of design staff
  • Design team competency assurance and coordination of training needs
  • Competency assurance for specialist outsourced designers and supply chain designers
  • Development and continual improvement of AMP7 design procedures and ownership of the Design Management Audit process.
About you
  • A positive, results focused, flexible can-do approach with the ability to influence and motivate others.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Planning, resource management, change management and budget management.
  • Line management, performance development, recruitment and appraisal
  • Developed influencing & negotiation skills
  • IT skills including MS Office, advanced Excel, Teams, SharePoint, (ProjectWise - desirable although not essential)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a dynamic working environment
  • Educated to Degree level

  • Significant line / team management experience in a Design and Build environment
  • Water sector experience with an understanding of water and wastewater treatment processes
  • Working knowledge of CDM and construction Health & Safety
  • Proven track record of delivering on time and to budget
  • Previous experience working in Joint Ventures
  • Experience with BIM and digital delivery practices
  • Experience of Off-Site Manufacture practices

  • Full UK driving licence
  • Must be willing and able to travel to sites within region and occasionally to other office locations in UK at short notice
Final Statement

.Why work for us?

Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.

As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer.

Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.

Our employee benefits

We're dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits. As well as a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a comprehensive core benefits package which includes:

  • Group Pension Plan, to help you save for the future
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help employees and their families balance the pressures of work and home life
  • Incentive payments to recognise high-performance
  • Life assurance, to help protect your loved ones financially
  • Funded membership to a professional Institute
  • Private healthcare and dental packages
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • Save as You Earn (SAYE) scheme, that lets you save towards buying shares in Costain

Costain, and the Armed Forces

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.

Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.
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