MEP Technical Lead/ Design Manager

Purpose of Job:

The MEP Technical Lead / Design Manager will act as Package Manager and Technical lead for all Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health, Fire and Comms (MEPFC) design activities on BSCU on behalf of Dragados reporting the Design & Engineering Manager, with the following main primary functions:

  • Management and coordination of all MEPFC design related activities 
  • To ensure that the MEPFC design represents best value and minimum risk for the Bank Station Upgrade Project
  • Design calculations and checks of MEPFC elements which are to be under Dragados design liability where the designs are within the competency of the Technical Lead.
  • To provide Assurance to London Underground that the MEPFC design works are fit for purpose and compliant with the project’s technical requirements


The holder of the MEP Technical Lead / Design Manager position will be required to

  1. As Package Manager for the Design Contract
    • Be the principal point of contact for all MEPFC activities
    • Manage the MEPFC designers, deliverables, design programme, and quality of output of the MEPFC design supply chain in meeting the project timescales and deliverables
    • Co-ordinate between different design and construction teams within BSCU project 
    • Co-ordinate with LU Third Parties and PFIs through the BSCU Third Parties and PFIs engineer
    • Identify value engineering opportunities and manage their delivery.


  1. As Technical Lead for the Design Contract
    • Manage and coordinate the design interface and integration between MEPFC and other Design Organisations (premises, civils, L&E, track and tunnelling), PFIs and Third Parties.
    • Manage the confirmation of requirements, assumptions, dependencies and caveats between the Design Organisation(s) and any Third Parties.
    • Monitor and confirm design information issued to Design Organisations is acceptable to Dragados. Review and accept on behalf of Dragados design output (graphical and non-graphical) from Third Parties
    • Manage and confirm the Completion status of the Design and associated deliverables.
    • MEPFC design calculations and checking for permanent and temporary works to be used on the Project where Dragados accepts to bear the design liability.
    • Assisting the MEPFC designers and subcontractors as may be required so that they are able to check, manage and provide assurance for their design submissions.
    • Be the Accountable Person to ensure that the installation has been constructed in line with the principles of the approved design.



  • 10+ years of experienced in MEP Design & MEP Design Coordination, i.e. working on multi-disciplinary projects
  • You have worked on rail projects across London Underground, Network Rail, Crossrail (preferably London Underground)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in Engineering or Construction Management preferred
  • Excellent understanding of all MEPFC systems, codes, BS and LU standards  relevant to the works
  • You have dealt with MEP designers, contractors and subcontractors
  • Exposure to systems testing & commissioning and LU handover processes, QICC, BIU, MAID, etc.
  • CSCS card holder.
  • Sentinel card holder.


Benefits (permanent employees)

Private Health Care

Qualification upskill funding

25% shift uplift 

Travel Allowance

Lunch allowance

Private Health Care

If this sounds like the kind of company, project and position you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.