Design Manager

South West


Purpose of the Role

  •       To manage design consultant activities and deliverables to ensure they are completed in line with the agreed programme. This may include more than one consultant.

  •       To be the technical lead on the project unless an Engineering Manager is present.

  •        Ensure both input and output deliverables for the design are tracked and reported to the HOCHTIEF Project Manager as required.



Role Accountabilities

  • Manage the process, resolution and communication of all design queries as part of the project.
  •    Review contract requirements and ensure compliance with requirements.
  •   Raise requests for further information internally and externally from the whole project team
  • Collaborate in the preparation of design programmes.
  •     Manage communication with the Client design representative throughout the contract period.
  •  Produce monthly reports on design progress and any other design specific elements.
  •    Manage and update the design deliverable schedule.
  •   Review all design deliverables and ensure that they are completed to the expected standard. Challenge and resolve when not.
  •  Manage and chair design reviews with project team.
  •     Manage and chair all design interface meetings with external parties.   
  •  Review designs for compliance with contract requirements and tender intentions.   
  •  Ensure compliance with design approval processes required by the contract.
  •   Routinely monitor report on progress of the design and explain any necessary actions.
  •    Collaborate with the engagement of external suppliers/subcontractors.
  •    Manage provision of drawings to project team – document control
  •    Establish technical query procedure.
  •     Review all design communications and collaboratively resolve queries.
  •    Agree changes with Project team in accordance with project authority protocol.
  •  Issue of instructions to Designer in accordance with project authority protocol.
  •   Implement change order management.
  •  Approve designer’s quality management system
  •  Lead Design Reviews with approval and acceptance bodies. TAA, NR, LUL etc.
  •   Support HUK Assurance functions with design specific requirements


Additional Duties

  •     Any other duties consistent with your status and seniority, as necessary to meet the needs of the Business of the Company.

  •     Liaise with Principal Designer or representative as required under the contract

  •     Work with TSD to ensure that Themis holds best practice in relation to procedure, method statements, inspection and test plans, etc

  •     Maintain contacts with Consultants, Clients, and other bodies.
  •      Assist with the recruitment of engineers, at all levels, for their sector, including interviewing and identifying potential recruits from competitor companies.

  •     Assist with the training and development of engineers’ in the sector at all levels including the attainment of professional qualifications.