Design Manager - Civil Engineering - Highways

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03 October 2017
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Job Description

We are working with a leading provider of construction, facilities management and engineering services to recruit a Design Manager to work on the M6 SMART Motorways.  Based near Birmingham, the successful Design Manager will be responsible for the management and the flow of the design program.


  • Overseeing the scope of design required including permanent and temporary works
  • Regularly liaising with the consultants and client regarding designs and modifications
  • Managing CDM regulations, Planning requirements and Local authority requirements
  • Communicating the correct specifications and drawing requirements are issued to the consultants and sub-contractors in accordance with the Information Release Schedules, Deliverables Schedules
  • Carrying out risk assessments
  • Ensuring design staff produce weekly design reports for regional staff.
  • Outlining design deliverables and design programmes
  • Assessment of customer brief omissions / shortfalls
  • Anticipating supply chain design development
  • Overseeing the specialist design by subcontractors and suppliers and its integration into the overall design.
  • Ensuring the company design procedures are fully utilised on tenders and live projects within the region, and for implementing training and development of design staff in their effective use
  • Monitoring the defects period for ‘Value Engineering‘ options performance
  • Attending the project close out audit as required


  • Postgraduate experience working on highways, structures, or rail. 
  • Proven track record in a project based role delivering design
  • Recent experience of managing multi-disciplinary design for design and build project of reasonable size and complexity.
  • Degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering
  • Membership or chartership of relevant Professional Institute (ICE)

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading civil contractor. Apply for this position below or alternatively for further information please contact Izzie Walder on 020 8892 0115. 

If you are seeking a career move but this position is not right for you please browse the other vacancies on our website. We are specialists in Rail and Civil Recruitment and have a range of posts available. We also welcome speculative applications.

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