Design Manager

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Linear Recruitment are looking for a Design Manager with a background in water, sewage and drainadge to join our integrated team and lead the design of infra and non-infra projects on our Yorkshire Water Framework from outline design through to detailed design, construction and commissioning support.

Key Duties

• Performing and coordinating internal and external activities associated with civil design, inc. drainage design, in line with client, specifications and design standards.
• Design duties will include preparation of design solutions at various stages of a project; preparation of drawings, reports, specifications, and estimates; document management; attendance at meetings and checking the work of other team members to ensure accuracy.
• Co-ordination of a wide range of discipline inputs; monitoring and protecting our client relationships; planning and programming; commercial management and presenting projects for audit.
• Maintaining on-going communication with relevant Team Leaders / Senior Managers and clients when required to ensure effective communications on matters relevant to the project.
• Contributing to the resolution of technical issues on projects and providing technical guidance to other team members, such as junior engineers, technicians, and apprentices.
• Working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design.
• Promoting and developing the technical capability of other team members.
• Gaining awareness of, and familiarity with, the commercial aspects of projects to develop commercial skills.
• Developing innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour.
• Continual professional development in the industry and keeping up to date with innovations and developments.
• Being familiar with, and compliant with, relevant Health & Safety regulations and to promote a culture of awareness within the team.
• Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your line managers, project managers or by the business.
• Lead by example to others on site and implement best practice procedures within the team
• Ensure our people work to the company values and respect the public and their surroundings
• Maintain quality and environmental control procedures in accordance with ISO 9001and ISO 14001.
• Create and maintain good relations with clients, design teams and neighbours as well as any other stakeholders.

Personnel Attributes:

• Be a qualified Engineer and ideally chartered or a member of a relevant institution i.e. ICE
• Have substantial civil design experience, inc. drainage, gained through working on infrastructure projects within the UK water sector.
• Have strong knowledge of the UK Water Industry and Sewer Sector Guidance standards for drainage design.
• Have expertise in software design methods such as MicroDrainage, AutoCAD and Civils3D, knowledge of integration with BIM models would be desirable.
• Be technically competent in fundamental hydraulic design principles and ability to apply manual calculation methods where software methods are not available.
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Have line management and performance management experience.
• Have experience in a client facing position.
• Have the ability to think in an innovative and entrepreneurial manner.
• Have a strong team-working ethic is essential.
• Have good people skills with the ability to lead a team and to motivate others.
• Have a willingness to learn and improve skills.
• Have a positive attitude.
• Have excellent communication, organisational, planning and time management skills.
• Have a full UK driving license.

The salary is indicative and dependent on experience. Details on the overall package are to be discussed if selected for interview

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