Highways Design Manager

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Sector: Highways & Highways Electricals Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Emma Puddick

Highways Design Manager


A Highways Design Manager is needed for a main contractor based in Leatherhead who are looking to employ an experienced individual with experience working within the highways sector as well as extensive knowledge in design.

What the role entails:

The successful Highways Design Manager will be carrying out the following duties:

  • Oversee improvements, schemes including surfacing, drainage, safety fencing, signing, lining, signals, ecology, technology etc
  • Report on a bi-weekly basis on performance against budget and programme
  • Identify schemes that need to be included in the programme
  • Assist the Network Strategy Manager in the proposals process
  • To be the line manager for the Senior members of the design team
  • Ensure sufficient resources are available to deliver the portfolio
  • Actively manage scheme costs through regularly reviews and adjust forecasts and balance overall portfolio accordingly
  • Commission and manage external resources in terms of quality, budget and programme
  • Supervise the preparation of designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables as required to budget and programme
  • Lead at portfolio meetings
  • Ensure specifications and documents are appropriate and meet the expected levels of quality
  • Seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used in design and construction
  • Ensure the IMS system is actively applied to all designs
  • Prepare and manage the production of individual schemes programmes as required
  • Proactively manage road-space across Improvements for M25 and Dartford Crossing
  • Co-ordinate and organise fortnightly progress meetings, updating programme where necessary
  • Ensure flow of information between designers, project QA and deliver service manager
  • Identify potential problems early within all stages of the programme and take actions to resolve
  • Ensure the Principal Designer duties under CDM are met for schemes.

What you need to be the successful Highways Design Manager:

In order to be the successful Highways Design Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will need to have the following:

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution (ICE or IHT)
  • Registered with the Engineering Council to at least CEng level
  • 5 days of CPD in last 12 months including 3 related to highway engineering
  • Project management skills
  • Competent in highway engineering
  • Broad skills, knowledge and understanding of other highway related design areas
  • Knowledge of CAT process (CAF and TOCCA)
  • Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation
  • Competent in exercising the Designer's obligations of CDM
  • CSCS Management, or Professionally qualified persons Card
  • Understanding of environmental requirements of highway schemes
  • Detailed knowledge of design codes (DMRB / MCDHW etc) relevant to highway engineering
  • Knowledge of Highways England and Connect Plus Services procedures necessary to deliver a Highways project.
  • Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng / MSC/ BEng / BSc / HNC and HND)
  • Consultation experience with Highways England, Local Councils, Emergency Services and key stakeholders
  • Substantial experience in Highway Engineering and operating at a senior level

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Highways Design Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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