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Engineering Design Manager


As a Design Manager, you will lead and direct an innovative and motivated team of engineers in the technical delivery of water and wastewater projects (mainly treatment works and pipelines-and-networks). These will include development of brand new solutions, from concept through to construction support, and introducing innovative new thinking to existing schemes.

You will be responsible for successful project delivery, client engagement and business development. You will also mentor more junior staff, and provide technical and pastoral mentoring to aid their development.

You will support our cross-cutting technical practices in developing inter-disciplinary services between water, environment, and technology. Alongside your technical role, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in project leadership and business development through engaging with our multiple water sector and regulatory frameworks.

We offer career paths in technical, management or commercial/client-facing directions (or a combination thereof), depending on the direction that best suits your skills and aspirations.

Candidate Specification

  • Chartered or Incorporated with a relevant professional institution
  • Extensive water industry experience
  • Proven track record in project leadership and delivery
  • Proven track record in managing clients and other project stakeholders
  • Excellent understanding of designer's responsibilities under CDM, with the ability to lead excellence in health, safety and welfare
  • Ability to manage and develop less experienced staff

Equality, diversity and inclusion:

Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions .

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at [email protected] and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Flexible working:

At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:
  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

Job Profile

Whilst consolidation within the engineering sector continues apace, our employee ownership model allows us to be independent in thought and action, making decisions based on what is best for our clients and also for our staff.

We are passionate about providing solutions that help our clients to achieve a sustainable approach to growth, balancing environmental and societal needs.
We are looking for a highly experienced water projects lead to help us deliver holistic and sustainable solutions to our clients.

Our Reading team is primarily focused on supporting Thames Water, with whom we have a long-standing and highly successful relationship. We continue to provide them with vital services across a range of frameworks, from Developer Services and Strategic Growth to major stand-alone projects such as their Water Resource Management Plan.

We also support their Major Projects and Operations teams, providing solutions to improve their wastewater treatment works, including two of the largest treatment works in London.

Beyond Thames, we are also expanding our international focus - supporting pipelines projects in Africa, Asia and Europe.

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Reading, England, RG1, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  16008105
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  29/09/2020, 04:56
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