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Design Manager

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Water & Environmental

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive contract rate inside of IR35

  • Contact:

    Oliver Meleder

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 060

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Role: Design Manager
Location: Glasgow or Warrington
Pay: Long term inside IR35 contract on competitive rate
  My client has an exciting opportunity in our Project Delivery Practice for a Design Manager to be based in their Glasgow office.
The indivudiual will be responsible for delivery of multi-disciplinary projects from concept through to construction, on their expanding portfolio of the biggest and most challenging projects across all Market Sectors. Design Managers are responsible for the control and management for design activities on large multi-disciplinary commissions; these commissions require the Design Manager to control respective in-house, Global Design Centre and external sub-consultants as required.

  The candidate must be able to go through Security clearance and be a UK national for this position.
The Design Manager will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following activities:
Managing, coordinating and delivering technically challenging projects on time, within budget and to the desired quality;
Managing a single or multi-functional design team responsible for delivering projects in accordance with client's requirements
Coordinating design activities across various disciplines within the design team;
Comfortable with interfacing with the Client and other design team members regarding the production of information in line with agreed deliverables
Understanding and managing changes to scope, budget and programme
Identifying risks and opportunities and contributing to the project risk and opportunities register
Escalating any matters that could pose a potential contractual/commercial risk to Atkins at the earliest opportunity;
Management of internal costs/resource against proposed budget targets
Progress reporting and monitoring progress in line with project KPI's
Degree qualified or equivalent qualification with experience working on design commissions for large infrastructure projects
Market sector experience in one or more of Water Infrastructure, Rail, Aviation, defense, Energy and Urban Development projects
Good interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing
A hard working and flexible individual, who is a team player, possesses good attention to detail, is reliable, proactive and shows initiative whilst able to keep cool under pressure and when working to often demanding deadlines.
Ability to effectively manage and motivate a team
Experienced at preparing Scope Definition papers, Project Execution Plans, Risk Registers, Change Control Logs and Client & Stakeholder Management plans
Familiar with BIM and has an understanding of 3D modelling tools for design and coordination purposes and the associated Information attributes that can be assigned and managed within the Model
Self-motivated and able to work both independently as well as within a larger multi-discipline team
A high expectation of performance for themselves and other members of the team
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and across disciplines
Is familiar with the issues and management surrounding project delivery from multiple design centres, including the use of off shore facilities
Has a knowledge of the Professional services models for delivery for complex projects and the design stages and approval requirements applicable for various industry sectors e.g. Rail, Commercial, Nuclear, etc.
A supportive and encouraging approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team
Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments to build rapport with clients and team members alike
Be available to travel across the UK and work away from home, with potential periods overseas on assignments, when required
Holds a valid UK driving license