Senior Design Manager

Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Sector: Engineering, Rail & Infrastructure Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Ashleigh Hicks

Senior Design Manager
Hoddesdon - Travel around London required
£65,000 - £80,000

Working for a main contractor within the Highways, construction and electrical industry.
Have a great new opportunity for a Senior Design Manager to join the Head Office in Hoddesdon, however, travel will be required.

Overall role purpose for the Senior Design Manager:

* To be the VFL principle point of contact for design of a particular major project or number of projects.
* To be accountable for the overall Design Management and compliance of a particular major project or number of projects.
* To oversee and supervise a number of Design Managers / Design Co-Ordinators
* To interface directly with the employer's project Engineering team.
* To interface directly with all Design service consultants and providers
* To support the Project Manager with managing the contract & commercial aspects relating to design
* for a particular project(s)
* To develop and maintain the design programme and other design controls
* To actively participate in all Design related aspects relating to the Business
* To actively participate supporting the Engineering Manager in developing Design "Best Practice"
* Design Management development within the Business
* To add value to the project(s) by promoting specific 'best value' design solutions
* To portray a professional and responsible image of the company to the clients, their colleagues and
* contractors
* To be part of the regional 'Bid Team' delivering value engineering options, operation delivery
* solutions, preliminary input and bid document information
* To promote Design & Engineering excellence within the project team
* To promote Health Safety and Quality to the projects and through the tender process

Senior Design Manager will be supporting the Bid Manager…

* With advice on design management, design programme & Engineering compliance
* Determine design scope from Client documents
* Define Design Responsibility, consultant services and design deliverables
* Identify and develop as necessary 'Value Engineering' options for the tender submission
* On operational delivery solutions and alternative design solutions
* In tender consultant selection and consultant duties
* On preliminary input advising, Craneage, Scaffold, Temporary services etc
* In writing and delivering sections of the technical bid document
* In ensuring that the tender information is handed over to the project team in an effective manner
* In attending client interviews as requested

The Senior Design Manager will support the Project Manager / Senior Site Manager…

* To be accountable for leading the project Design delivery process in accordance with the
* Contract requirements
* To be accountable for leading the technical management of the Design Consultants and
* those providing design services
* To support the Project Manager and Project Surveyor with design consultant & sub-contract
* procurement by advising on:
* The Design Scope from the client's technical documents
* Develop the Project Design Responsibility Matrix
* Identify Design interfaces
* Define Design services required from each consultant
* Define Design Deliverables from each consultant
* Buildability and Value Engineering
* In producing and monitoring the master information requirement schedule
* In facilitating the producing of and monitoring the project design programme and its
* integration into the contract programme
* In agreeing with the client technical team, lines of communication, document transmittal and
the technical approval processes
* To establish an appropriate project technical control & filing process

The Senior Design Manager will support the Project Manager / Senior Site Manager

In discharging our responsibilities under the CDM regulations, Planning requirements and Local authority requirements
To manage the design assurance process with designer & client to achieve design approval in accordance with the contact programme
Is responsible of reviewing 'design management' documentation and ensuring its correct use and development when required
In ensuring that company design management standards and procedures are implemented.-.
In ensuring that the correct specifications and drawing requirements are issued to the consultants and sub-contractors in accordance with the target programme
In ensuring that the project design is delivered in accordance with the contract requirements for engineering compliance, completeness, content etc.-.
In ensuring that the project design is delivered in accordance with the agreed programme
With chairing project design team meetings, producing minutes and issuing
Identifying and managing any potential or agreed changes to the design
Supporting the project QS in evaluating and substantiating any agreed design change
Managing the project TQ & RFI process
With chairing project design team meetings, producing minutes and issuing
In advising on buildability and design interfaces of different trades


* Extensive Experience in Rail Design Assurance and Documentation requirements
* Knowledge of VF Design & Engineering Procedures
* Design Management experience of at least 10 years
* Construction experience of at least 15 years
* Relevant Engineering Degree qualified
* Through training and academic qualification to proceed to Engineering Manger

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