Design Manager

  • Job Reference: 37165
  • Date Posted: 3 April 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Rickmansworth
  • Salary: £55,000 to £75,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to be an influential part of a team delivering some of the most complex sewer solutions in the UK, a role that can “make a difference”.
The design manager will lead a team of engineers on various projects in the London Infrastructure Capital Delivery team. The work varies from simple rehabilitation to complex emergency and reactive infrastructure projects. You must understand the whole life cycle of project design, from problem identification to detailed design, operability, and handover. Hands-on sewer infrastructure knowledge for this position is critical to ensure the delivery of an extensive portfolio of projects such as:
  • Sewer Rehab programme of works.
  • Critical sewers, including sewers, are included in the rail environment programme of works.
  • Rising Mains renewal programme of works.
  • Complex reactive and emergency projects.
What you’ll be doing as a Design Manager?
  • Lead a team of 6-10 design engineers to meet time and cost targets while achieving the required asset and environmental standards.
  • You will report directly to the Head of Project Engineering and provide support in project reporting and resourcing.
  • Steer and guide the design-and-build contractors to ensure that constructed solutions best meet Thames Water's needs. This may sometimes involve innovative and non-standard solutions.
  • Ensure compliance with the Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations as required.
  • Take an active role in improving H&S performance.
  • Ensure Thames Water procedures and processes are adhered to.
  • Support the other technical teams to ensure efficient delivery of the infrastructure programmes.
  • Manage the customers’ expectations and engage with stakeholders as required.
  • Hybrid – Maple Lodge.
  • 36 hours a week.
  • Must have a driving licence and access to a car.
What you should bring to the role
  • Have a background in infrastructure design experience in the water industry or similar, including operational requirements.
  • Hold a relevant engineering degree and be a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent.
  • Be a credible leader with the drive and energy to deliver, lead and support teams.
  • Have an awareness of performance improvement.
  • Be self-starting, resilient, and tenacious under pressure, with a desire to deliver projects on time, on cost, and of high quality.
  • Be commercially astute with an excellent practical understanding of engineering contracts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver projects to meet commercial and technical objectives.
  • Be confident in communicating with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
What’s in it for you?
This is an excellent opportunity to lead a team of skilled engineers who work on emergency and reactive projects. You’ll work on various exciting projects and have the chance to make a positive difference.
  • Competitive salary from £55,000 – £75,000 per annum.
  • This role will come with a car allowance of £5,800.
  • 26 days holiday per year, increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Annual Bonus.
  • Private Medical Health Care.
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?
Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.
We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complimentary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.
Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.
Find out more about working at Thames Water.
When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.