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Design Manager – Water

  • £55,000 - £70,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Preston

Design Manager



£55,000 – £70,000 + Package

About the company

My client is a tier one main contractor who works worldwide, they are a leading name within infrastructure, utilities, and rail turning over £1B. The company is 5 years into their 10-year growth plan, they are looking to turnover £2B by 2025, it’s very exciting times for the company. They specialise in rail, water, gas, power, highways, and construction. Due to their high profile and high standard of work they are working on contracts such as HS2, CP6, United Utilities, and Thames Water (AMP7).

About the role

Reporting directly to the Senior Design Manager, working on water and Civil Engineering projects. As a Design Manager, you will lead on contract and tender designs, including liaison with approved design consultants to deliver water infrastructure projects on the United Utilities AMP7 capital delivery framework.

Some of the key duties include:

  • The selection, appointment, and management of Design consultants
  • The review of all Designs to ensure coordination with other disciplines and compliance with relevant standards, procedures, and contract requirements.
  • The provision/management of design support of the construction and commissioning teams

The Benefits of the role

  • You will be in a very senior role working with a team with lots of experience within the water industry. On top of that, you will be rewarded with a very competitive salary of £55,000 – £70,000 + 10% company bonus, 27 days annual leave, and £7000 car allowance.

About the Requirements:

To be considered for this role, individuals must have a strong background within the water industry, especially infrastructure, and this must have been gained whilst working for a contractor in the UK. I will need somebody who is degree qualified in Civil Engineering, candidates must be able to demonstrate the stability of employment throughout their career. 2 years experience working as a Design Manager within the water industry is essential.

About Me

I am Daniel Cranston! Having been with Cityscape Recruitment for four years I’ve established and grown the Civil Engineering desk working within highways, utilities & Rail (infrastructure and maintenance). Over this time, I have built a strong selection of clients ranging from tier one main contractors to privately owned smaller subcontractors. I cover I variety of white-collar opportunities ranging from operational, commercial, SHEQ, or pre-construction positions.

What does this mean for you? 

I have a great understanding of the industry and what benefits each company can offer to improve your career, I will give you balanced and fair opinions on each contractor. The fact I work with such a variety of businesses means you can find out for yourself what the industry is truly like and by the end of it find yourself the best possible and tailored opportunity.

What if this opportunity isn’t what you are looking for? 

If the above opportunity isn’t quite what you are looking for then please do still get in touch but give me a phone call. The industry at the moment is flying with positivity and I always seem to have a great selection of opportunities across Civil Engineering to discuss.