Design Lead

Mott MacDonald

Location: County Durham

Job Type: Full time


As an experienced Civil Engineer and Design Lead for Mott MacDonald Bentley you will be working in a creative and challenging environment, managing a wide range of projects across our Northumbrian Water, Yorkshire Water and United Utilities frameworks. Responsible for the successful delivery of projects and programmes of work, you will co-ordinate multi-disciplinary project teams from project inception through to completion of construction.
As a member of Mott MacDonald you will be able to draw on the experience and support of a prestigious corporate employer with over 16,000 staff world-wide and you will represent the design element of a delivery triangle comprising a Contract Manager from the operational construction team, and a Quantity Surveyor from the commercial team.
You will support your project delivery teams in the development of constructable project solutions, engaging at all stages with our fully integrated JN Bentley construction delivery teams, providing solutions that are efficient, practical, safe to build and safe to operate. You will have a strong technical background and excellent organisational skills to enable effective support to your teams, along with strong client-facing capabilities.
Our flexible working environment will allow you to work from home, office and on site to suit your needs and the needs of your projects, and we will provide you with the support you require to develop personally and professionally in a dynamic design-and-construct environment.
Your work as a Design Lead will include the following responsibilities:

  • You will lead the delivery of multi-disciplinary designs for water or wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.
  • You will encourage a positive environment where staff are engaged and able to reach their potential, including those working remotely from yourself.
  • You will undertake line management for multiple staff, including responsibility for their welfare and development.
  • You will have strong technical skills, able to lead the development of efficient, sustainable and affordable environmentally friendly solutions.
  • You will have an excellent understanding of contract risk and risk management.
  • You will work closely with the Contracts Manager and Quantity Surveyor to successfully deliver solutions for our clients.
  • You will continually develop and challenge project delivery to improve our performance and provide positive challenges to your team to innovate and arrive at value driven solutions.
  • You will provide direction and oversight of project control processes, ensuring compliance with quality, programme and cost requirements.
  • You will be responsible for the ongoing review of utilisation of your teams, identify skills gaps and work with other areas of the business to support where projects require.
  • You will embed a cultural approach to the management of safety, wellbeing, environment and sustainability within your team.
  • You will represent MMB in technical meetings with the client to achieve acceptances.

As a qualified and experienced professional engineer, we will support your further development in both technical and managerial areas in order to meet your career aspirations and goals.

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