Burns & McDonnell Senior Design Manager - Transmission & Distribution (Birmingham, UK) in Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The Senior Design Manager will provide delivery leadership of Burns & McDonnell's UK engineering design projects within the power transmission & distribution sector.
Drive successful delivery of engineering design work across the UK business, working closely with the Engineering Director to assemble suitable project teams from across our global offices, as required.
Provide overall project management of design projects from concept to completion in accordance with recognised best practices (APM/PMP/PRINCE2 or similar), including FEED, environmental, permitting, planning, estimating, engineering, constructability reviews, construction stage design support, and closeout.
Fulfil the project role of Project Manager on assigned design-only projects or fulfilling the role of Design Manager on assigned Design & Build/Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) projects.
Responsible for performance of assigned projects, including but not limited to:
Safety, health, environmental management, sustainability, and quality
Profit and loss
Adequate and appropriate resourcing
Programme and completion of projects within specified dates
Establishing and maintaining professional and satisfactory relationships with the client, subcontractors, regulatory bodies, and all other project stakeholders
Internal legal and financial co-ordination
Contract management and administration
Fulfilling all associated statutory and contractual requirements
Responsible for maintaining project compliance to applicable Burns & McDonnell and client design management processes and procedures.
Co-ordinate with engineering discipline department/section heads to resource appropriately competent engineering staff and maintain effective inter-disciplinary design co-ordination and collaboration.
Develop and implement project policies and procedures, project controls systems and implement the project execution plan.
Report regularly on project progress, cost and schedule metrics, procurement issues, safety or environmental concerns, design questions, potential impacts, and any issues requiring office support.
Plan and lead project and client meetings, as required.
Act as Principal Designer representative, as defined by UK Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, where required.
Where appropriate and required, act as the Lead Contractor Design Approval Engineer (LCDAE), as defined by National Grid’s TP137 procedure, or equivalent role as defined by other clients.
Support the preparation of project proposals, lead presentations, and lead project contract negotiations with support from senior management.
Drive ‘Safety by Design’ approach on all projects, at all times.
Support nurturing of a safety and technical excellence culture through emphasis on staff competence, diligence, and responsible attitude.
Understanding wider industry best practices and client technical standards/procedures for construction, operations & maintenance, and decommissioning, in order to drive safety, constructability, and operability throughout whole asset lifecycles.
Maintain project compliance to Burns & McDonnell’s UK Integrated Management System.
Support nurturing of world-class customer service culture, to drive client success.
Be an ambassador for Burns & McDonnell at all times through acting in accordance with expected high ethical and moral standards, and in adherence to Burns & McDonnell Code of Conduct.
Provide strong but supportive general personnel management of line reports, with emphasis on supporting continued development, providing technical guidance, and establishing training needs.
Actively support marketing and business development activities, building relationships with clients and generating new business
Seeking and development of future business opportunities through nurturing of client relationships, active pursuit of new project leads, and elevation of the Burns & McDonnell brand.
Identifying new skills and competencies required within the Burns & McDonnell team to meet business needs and actively supporting development and recruitment of talent, including candidate interviewing.
Act as technical leader in design management and contribute to relevant professional bodies and industry groups. Maintain Continued Professional Development (CPD).
Support or lead portions of department meetings; organise and lead section meetings.
Interpret and establish policies, procedures, and strategic goals of the organisation.
Assist in determining departmental objectives and requirements, organise projects and develop standards and guidelines.
Support and assist in the development of the UK business plan.
Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and judgment in anticipating and solving problems.
Advance and develop Department tools and workflows to increase efficiency of designs, specification development, and project execution.
Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline relevant to the electricity transmission & distribution sector, from an accredited institution.
Relevant Health & Safety qualification (e.g. IOSH Managing Safely, NEBOSH Cert./Dip., NVQ Level 3 in H&S related subject).
7 years of experience in a similar, or Engineering HV T&D position.
Membership of a relevant professional Engineering or Construction Institution (e.g. IET, ICE, IMechE, IStructE etc.).
Membership of a professional Health & Safety organisation (e.g. APS, ISC, IOSH etc.).
Professional registration/accreditation in Engineering and/or Project Management.
Qualification in professional Project Management (e.g. APM, PMP, PRINCE2 etc.)
Experience fulfilling the role of Contractor Design Approval Engineer (CDAE) and/or Lead Contractor Design Approval Engineering (LCDAE), per National Grid’s TP137.
Substation safety and access training (e.g. NSI 30, BESC:AIM etc.)
Formal training in CDM 2015, Temporary Works, and Impressed Voltages.
Formal training on administration of NEC contracts.
Job Project Management
Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Req ID: 233626 Job Hire Type Experienced