Senior Design Manager – Southern Water
Location – Brighton, South East
Galliford Try is one of the UK’s most formidable construction businesses with a vision to be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by our values to deliver lasting change for our stakeholders and the communities we work in.
Our purpose is to improve people’s lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for our people to learn, grow and progress, working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practice and caring for the environment in which we work.
We do this by holding true to our values, delivering excellence for our clients and the community, being passionate about our role in providing vital services, putting integrity at the heart of our business by doing the right thing, and collaborating with our clients, supply chain and stakeholders to deliver lasting change and long-term value.
The Senior Design Manager will be an important member of their Regional, Framework or Joint Venture Leadership Team and work closely with the Regional Operations Director to ensure the successful delivery of Engineering. This will require the development of a strong interface with the regional operations team, Client, external Design Consultants and the Design Delivery Managers who will provide our internal design service if required. You will be responsible for the regions Service Level Agreement, Deliverables and overall Design Brief ensuring that adequate design resources, systems, processes, and controls are in place at all times to deliver measurable programme and project level success.
Be accountable for the success of Engineering within the region/framework/s
Part of the Regional Operational Directors (ROD) leadership team
Relationship Management will be a key area of focus for this role
Client facing both internal (ROD) and external (Client, Consultant and/or Joint Venture Partner)
Responsible for providing accurate pipeline and forecast data
Responsible for providing accurate performance data to ROD and Head of Engineering.
Responsible for all information set out within the Service Level Agreement and the control/coordination of any interdependencies
Ensure that the design briefs produced by the delivery team (Project Manager) are of sufficient quality and are delivered
Accountable for Design provision selection both internal and/or external (in agreement with Engineering Senior Leadership Team)
Responsible for ensuring Technical Governance requirements are met for the Region / Framework
Lead the planning and appointment of the engineering service to meet the current and anticipated needs of the region.
Ensure we are meeting or exceeding agreed programme / project level targets for design cost, time and quality.
Ensuring the implementation of client, company and industry-wide engineering standards and associated procedures.
Manage and improve the productivity of all design activities / engineering resources (internal or external) in close liaison with the Design Delivery Managers
Responsible for the engagement and full collaboration of Client and Delivery Team resources in the design process.
Work with our Commissioning & Asset Integration Manager to ensure we are designing for effective commissioning and takeover of projects
Develop a strong relationship with our Clients Technical Assurance and Asset Integration teams and act as the regions representative in all design related / strategic initiatives.
Support our project teams on design / technical matters with the client & or stakeholders.
Work closely with other members of the regional leadership team to ensure effective understanding of wider needs, risks and opportunities.
Ensure compliance with GT BMS and other relevant management systems.
Have a strong relationship with the Environment Head of Engineering to ensure the BU stays at the forefront of best practice and shares knowledge / learning wherever possible.
Implement Galliford Try’s Carbon, Digital, DfMA and Innovation strategy and ambition.
Implement and comply with Galliford Try’s SHE policy and procedures, all legal requirements, and best practice within the business unit creating a knowingly safe environment.
Embody Galliford Try’s values (EPIC) towards its customers and to promote its vision to become the most highly respected company in the industry
Experience and Qualifications:
Successful demonstrable experience of management of internal / external design functions
Ability to interact at all levels of the business and promote best practice and where appropriate innovation
Ability to lead, manage and support design teams from both third party providers and internal capability
Critical thinking & problem solving
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to prioritise activities in a challenging environment
Skilled at balancing the big picture with the need to get into detail
Commercial awareness and understanding
Manage performance: monitor, give feedback, and confront issues.
Analytical with the ability to quickly assimilate information and present concise at various levels
Able to develop ideas and present them concisely
Strong persuasive communication skills in writing, oral and presentations
Technical / Professional Expertise and Qualifications Required
Civil or PMEICA Engineering background (ideally with a good understanding of all engineering disciplines associated to the design and delivery of projects)
Design and/or Project Management experience ideally in Water industry
Degree in Engineering (MEng, MSc, BEng, Bsc..) preferred or relevant Construction, Manufacturing, Project Management or STEM related qualification.
Significant experience in planning, progress measurement and change management of engineering activities on all project phases from front end design through to construction, commissioning and Takeover.
Experience in implementing Digital Technologies and/or Advanced Applications within construction projects
Good IT skills including software skills in MS Excel & Word,
APM/PMI qualifications an advantage
What We Can Offer in Return:
With an impressive order book of over £3.2 billion we are one of the industry’s leading principal contractors, affording you the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most exciting projects offering you stability as well as the chance to stretch your capabilities and realise long held career goals. You will be joining diverse teams working at a high professional level with exceptional levels of commitment. With an ambitious strategy, we’re poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you. We are committed to maintaining the physical and mental wellbeing of all our people, through our ‘Be Well’ programme which offers discounts on certain products, advice and support for a range of issues.
We invest in high-quality training for employees of all levels, from our leadership development framework to our apprenticeship programmes. Through our Career Paths initiative, individuals receive tailored training and support to fulfil their potential.
We put our people first and our benefits package reflects that by offering a comprehensive range of attractive options to help support your career on top of a competitive salary.
Generous holiday entitlement, increasing with years of service, plus the opportunity to purchase further holidays
A wide range of corporate discounts
Cycle to Work schemes
Comprehensive pension plan
Regular Save as You Earn share purchase scheme
Private medical scheme options are available for all salaried employees and our employee assistance programme also provides free 24/7 support to those who need it
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