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Senior Engineer - Design Manager

Job Description

As an important addition to the design team in Croydon, you will support major multidisciplinary projects. As a key team member with a technical background, you will be able to coordinate cross-discipline inputs to projects while focused on reliable delivery to an Assurance Plan. You will provide design management and integration with other engineering disciplines including structural, geotechnical, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineers covering a range of project requirements from preliminary design to detailed design and construction through e.g. Interdisciplinary Design Reviews and Category 3 Certification. You will be involved in planning the design stage of infrastructure works as well as be responsible for the production and delivery of reliable design solutions, reports, drawings and Assurance. Additionally, as an integral member of the team, you’ll contribute to the business and team’s technical development.

Your responsibilities will involve the following:
  • Reporting to the Production Lead and providing support to the Lead Design Manager as required
  • Taking responsibility for the delivery of design for a number of assets
  • Coordinating design across engineering and environmental disciplines, liaising with resources in the core production centre office and any supporting office locations, and the Environmental Coordinator for the relevant design package
  • Setting and managing the detail of the design delivery programme across disciplines and briefing the team on programme aims
  • Liaising with other Design Managers/Coordinators for other design packages to ensure common application of processes in the design delivery
  • Liaising with Discipline Engineers to deliver coordinated multidisciplinary designs
  • Highlight key issues and/or delays to Production Lead and maintaining a log of co-ordination issues
  • Author MIDP (Master Information Delivery Plan) for designated geographic areas
  • Maintaining deliverables in ProjectWise (PW)
  • Owning weekly progress meeting for your area
  • Keeping a federated coordination model updated as well as reviewing federated models with technical disciplines including e.g. clash detection
  • Creating Early Warning Notices and Quotations ensuring technical accuracy, as needed
  • Managing coordinated drawing production

Candidate Specification

As a Design Manager/ Senior Engineer, you have a background in the design of multidisciplinary assets for a consultancy or contractor and are familiar working in an Assurance regime. You understand design risk management, design integration, construction programming and technical governance and have the ability to build a professional network across partner organisations and Clients. Additionally, you are available to travel nationally or internationally for project delivery as required.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Master’s degree in Engineering and/or Science (MSc, MEng or equivalent)
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institution
  • Experience of processes, tools and techniques for the design of civil assets
  • Assurance of multidisciplinary designs
  • Good communication, team working and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility in working location (i.e. from home, design office)
Although not essential, experience of project integration tools and working in a Common Data Environment (CDE) would be beneficial. Understanding or experience with geotechnical and structural analysis programmes will be advantageous as would practical experience in the construction of above-and below ground structures (ideally rail and metros). Should you have experience in contractual knowledge of NEC with practical experience implementing and administering project change procedures, this would be desirable.

Job Profile

Our Metros & Civil Division is one of the global leaders in planning, design and construction in all civil infrastructure. Having planned and designed numerous road, rail, metro, water and service infrastructure projects across the globe including High Speed 2, London’s Thames Tideway East, Northern Line Extension, Crossrail, the SMART road/water tunnel in Malaysia, Boston Central Artery in the USA,
the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France, we continue to be involved in many of the most challenging infrastructure projects.

We're currently looking to recruit a Design Manager within the infrastructure industry to join our Croydon office for a role as Design Manager/Coordinator on a major multidisciplinary transport scheme.

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 reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com 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.
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