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Design Manager (water treatment)


Job Description:

Based at our client's head office in Salford Quays, you will lead the design implementation phase for a portfolio of projects. You will report directly to the Engineering Manager and the responsibilities will include:

  • To provide commitment to excellence in Health & Safety (H&S) in design, complying fully with relevant local specifications, codes, rules, regulations and requirements and all relevant H&S legislation
  • To ensure that H&S hazards are identified and managed and that residual risks are communicated effectively
  • To lead the Design team in delivery of their responsibilities and to ensure a focused approach to meet customer requirements and project objectives
  • To be accountable for the expenditure, efficiency challenge and overall outturn costs for the design element of project delivery, producing deliverables within the allocated resource hours and by key dates
  • To organise all elements of Design, documenting it in the Project Management Plan and preparing monthly status update reports as necessary
  • To ensure that the technical solution is produced to outperform on costs, whilst maintaining quality standards and delivery on time
  • To provide where required, technical support during Assembly and Commissioning stages
  • To ensure that all technical work is undertaken to the correct Standards and Specifications, following the appropriate Systems of Work and Quality Assurance procedures
  • To contribute to achieving the sustainability targets, particularly by reducing the embodied and operational Carbon Footprints of the solutions
  • To communicate and work effectively with people from other partner organisations, backgrounds and disciplines, utilising their knowledge and experience and add to this with your own experience and knowhow
  • To recognise and provide exceptional customer service both internally and with partners and externally with the Client, their Customers and the general public
  • 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 our client as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive and beneficial relationships.


  • Extensive experience of multi-disciplinary design management, in a design-build environment
  • Degree in an engineering-related discipline
  • Chartered Engineer in an engineering-related discipline
  • Must be delivery-driven with the ability to set targets and manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives
  • Working knowledge of CDM and construction Health & Safety
  • Extensive experience in large- scale project delivery
  • Strategic, operational, technical and management skills
  • Good general knowledge of all aspects of water treatment e.g. civil engineering, process engineering, electrical engineering and project management
  • Ability to present technical proposals clearly, confidently and convincingly


  • Experience of working for a global organisation
  • Experience of working with remote/dispersed teams
  • Experience in the Water/Wastewater Treatment Industry
  • Ability to embrace collaborative and innovative working


  • A competitive salary
  • Car/car allowance (subject to role and level of position)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Private medical Insurance
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other

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