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Burns & McDonnell Senior Design Manager in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Description

  • Drive successful delivery of engineering design work across the UK business, working closely with the Engineering Director to assemble suitable project teams from across our global offices, as required.

  • Provide overall project management of design projects from concept to completion in accordance with recognised best practices (APM/PMP/PRINCE2 or similar), including FEED, environmental, permitting, planning, estimating, engineering, constructability reviews, construction stage design support, and closeout.

  • Fulfil the project role of Project Manager on assigned design-only projects or fulfilling the role of Design Manager on assigned Design & Build/Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) projects.

  • Responsible for performance of assigned projects, including but not limited to:

  • Safety, health, environmental management, sustainability, and quality

  • Profit and loss

  • Risk management

  • Adequate and appropriate resourcing

  • Programme and completion of projects within specified dates

  • Establishing and maintaining professional and satisfactory relationships with the client, subcontractors, regulatory bodies, and all other project stakeholders

  • Internal legal and financial co-ordination

  • Contract management and administration

  • Fulfilling all associated statutory and contractual requirements

  • Responsible for maintaining project compliance to applicable Burns & McDonnell and client design management processes and procedures.

  • Co-ordinate with engineering discipline department/section heads to resource appropriately competent engineering staff and maintain effective inter-disciplinary design co-ordination and collaboration.

  • Develop and implement project policies and procedures, project controls systems and implement the project execution plan.

  • Report regularly on project progress, cost and schedule metrics, procurement issues, safety or environmental concerns, design questions, potential impacts, and any issues requiring office support.

  • Plan and lead project and client meetings, as required.

  • Act as Principal Designer representative, as defined by UK Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, where required.

  • Where appropriate and required, act as the Lead Contractor Design Approval Engineer (LCDAE), as defined by National Grid’s TP137 procedure, or equivalent role as defined by other clients.

  • Support the preparation of project proposals, lead presentations, and lead project contract negotiations with support from senior management.

  • Drive ‘Safety by Design’ approach on all projects, at all times.

  • Support nurturing of a safety and technical excellence culture through emphasis on staff competence, diligence, and responsible attitude.

  • Understanding wider industry best practices and client technical standards/procedures for construction, operations & maintenance, and decommissioning, in order to drive safety, constructability, and operability throughout whole asset lifecycles.

  • Maintain project compliance to Burns & McDonnell’s UK Integrated Management System.

  • Support nurturing of world-class customer service culture, to drive client success.

  • Be an ambassador for Burns & McDonnell at all times through acting in accordance with expected high ethical and moral standards, and in adherence to Burns & McDonnell Code of Conduct.

  • Provide strong but supportive general personnel management of line reports, with emphasis on supporting continued development, providing technical guidance, and establishing training needs.

  • Actively support marketing and business development activities, building relationships with clients and generating new business

  • Seeking and development of future business opportunities through nurturing of client relationships, active pursuit of new project leads, and elevation of the Burns & McDonnell brand.

  • Identifying new skills and competencies required within the Burns & McDonnell team to meet business needs and actively supporting development and recruitment of talent, including candidate interviewing.

  • Act as technical leader in design management and contribute to relevant professional bodies and industry groups. Maintain Continued Professional Development (CPD).

  • Support or lead portions of department meetings; organise and lead section meetings.

  • Interpret and establish policies, procedures, and strategic goals of the organization.

  • Assist in determining departmental objectives and requirements, organise projects and develop standards and guidelines.

  • Support and assist in the development of the UK business plan.

  • Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

  • Advance and develop Department tools and workflows to increase efficiency of designs, specification development, and project execution.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline relevant to the electricity transmission & distribution sector, from an accredited institution.

  • Relevant Health & Safety qualification (e.g. IOSH Managing Safely, NEBOSH Cert./Dip., NVQ Level 3 in H&S related subject).

Desirable

  • Membership of a relevant professional Engineering or Construction Institution (e.g. IET, ICE, IMechE, IStructE etc.).

  • Membership of a professional Health & Safety organisation (e.g. APS, ISC, IOSH etc.).

  • Professional registration/accreditation in Engineering and/or Project Management.

  • Qualification in professional Project Management (e.g. APM, PMP, PRINCE2 etc.)

  • Experience fulfilling the role of Contractor Design Approval Engineer (CDAE) and/or Lead Contractor Design Approval Engineering (LCDAE), per National Grid’s TP137.

  • Substation safety and access training (e.g. NSI 30, BESC:AIM etc.)

  • Formal training in CDM 2015, Temporary Works, and Impressed Voltages.

  • Formal training on administration of NEC contracts.

Job Civil Engineering

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 200924

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