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Design Project Leader

Mott MacDonald

Location: Shropshire

Job Type: Full time


Perfection not required
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This is a Mott MacDonald Bentley role, employed by Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald Bentley is a joint venture business, established in 1999 between civil engineering contractor JN Bentley and global management consultancy, Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald Bentley offers fully integrated design and build services to its clients, combining the contracting expertise of JN Bentley and the design specialisms of Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald Bentley have an exciting opportunity for Design Project Leaders to join their team. We are helping Severn Trent Water to deliver a range of vital water and wastewater treatment projects as part of their AMP7 frameworks. These projects will provide great benefits to consumers, communities and the environment.

Projects are developed from feasibility through to detailed design and construction, allowing project teams to see the full lifecycle. This enables a strong culture of continuous improvement, to provide on-going efficiencies to the client, and promote best-practice across the industry. If you thrive in a varied, fast-paced environment, and are committed to delivering the best outcomes for the client and end users, then we want to hear from you!

You will lead the design of complex water and wastewater projects, managing the preparation of outline and detailed engineering designs, in addition to providing construction support and commissioning input.

You will work as part of an integrated team to ensure delivery to programme and budget, as well as the required technical standards and buildability.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to use and further develop your technical and management skills, with excellent long-term potential to advance your career in an innovative and collaborative environment.
Your duties will include:
Outline and detailed design of multi-disciplinary water and wastewater schemes for Severn Trent Water
Manage the design cost and programme to ensure that the design is completed within budget and on time
Manage the quality of the technical output produced by the project team
Co-ordinate the work of other members of the design team to ensure the design is produced on time
Support the work of more junior staff and encourage their development
Work collaboratively with a Contracts Manager and QS to successfully deliver outcomes for our Client
Positively engage with the Client to effectively manage relationships with them on a regular basis
Ability to write clear sub-contractor / supplier enquiry documents
Provide site support and contribute towards successful project close-outs.
In terms of career progression, we can offer development in technical, management or commercial/client-facing directions, or a combination thereof - you will have control of your own career path.

Ability to co-ordinate teams and lead the collaborative delivery of design and build projects
Qualified civil, mechanical or electrical engineer either Chartered or willing to work towards Chartered status
Experience of delivering design projects to programme requirements and within budget, ideally within the UK water and wastewater sector
Knowledge of water and wastewater assets
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively with other team members
Proactive approach, with an ability to adapt to changing scenarios