• Design Manager

    Posted Date 3 days ago(04/12/2019 08:57)
    Job ID
    2019-3437
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
    Post End Date
    31/12/2019
  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

     

    The HS2 Main Civils Contracts include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The first 16 months of the project will involve detailed design, pricing and building up target cost, with work on site likely to start in early 2020.

    Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM driven), SCL tunnels/adits, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, utilities diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

     

    Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

     

    Security Vetting: HS2 requires SCS to undertake security vetting on all staff to the UK Government Baseline Personal Security Standard. All successful candidates will be subject to this vetting procedure as part of the on-boarding process.

    What will I be doing?

    We currently have a vacancy for a Design Manager on our HS2 Main Works Contract.

     

    Skills set: design management/engineering

    Job location: Holborn/Euston

    Accessible by public transport? yes

    Working hours: Weekdays

    Contract: Permanent

     

    About the role:

     

    Working with the Area Design Management Lead, you will be responsible for the Design Management of a selection of design elements within the Euston area ensuring the design is delivered to an acceptable standard of quality in-line with commercial and programme expectations.

     

    Working with the design partners, you will forecast and plan the design delivery for your design elements. You will manage day-to-day interactions with internal (e.g. Construction Teams, Logistics etc.) and external interfaces, with the customer and third-party stakeholders (e.g. Network Rail, London Underground, Thames Water etc.). You will ensure the production of the design deliverables by our design partners meets the correct quality, contract, safety, time and cost requirements. You will also work closely with the other design managers, to ensure coordination of design elements throughout the contract and to identify change.

     

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Reviewing client documentation and providing timely input into the design process
    • Tracking and reviewing design documentation
    • Coordinating the review of documentation with the relevant SCS teams
    • Assisting the Design Lead(s) in the review of design resources and outputs
    • Ensure that relevant design management plans and assurance plans are adhered to, within area of responsibility
    • Be familiar with, and demonstrate commitment to the requirements of the Health & Safety and Environmental Policies 
    • Implement the relevant requirements of the Safety Management System within their area of responsibility
    • Ensure that the Construction Team, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers receive or have access to copies of the relevant Health and Safety as well as Environmental Policy and are kept informed of relevant developments and issues
    • Internal liaison with the Construction Team, QA team and Cost Control
    • External liaison with HS2, Subcontractors / Suppliers and Stakeholders, close co-ordination with the Design Manager required
    • Manage, mentor and develop junior team members and graduate engineers

    About you

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    • Degree level qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar.
    • Holder of a relevant professional qualification (IEng or CEng), or close to obtaining a professional qualification
    • Experience working in a similar capacity for a contractor on a major project is required
    • Strong understanding of Engineering Principles
    • Knowledge and Understanding of construction contract law and forms of contract through experience and formal training
    • Extensive technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices.
    • Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system).
    • Relevant CSCS Card
    • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management

     

     

    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

     

    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

     

    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

     

    HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.

     

    All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated

     

    Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

    Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  

     

    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

     

    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

     

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