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Job Title: Design Manager

Salary/Rate: £65,000 - £80,000

Location: Swindon

Job Type: Permanent

Industry/Specialist Area: Power

Client Description:

Our client is one of the UK’s leading is a multi-disciplinary utilities, LV / HV power, EV and renewable energy contractors, with the skills and expertise to design and deliver complex projects in highly regulated and hazardous environments across a number of different service lines, regional offices and business units.

Job Description:



Due to continued expansion and the commitment to sustained and profitable growth, our client now wishes to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Design Manager to manage, monitor and support the full design process, from initial conception through to on-site completion, whilst interacting with relevant stakeholders and leading your direct reports to ensure the implementation is in line with business requirements, design guidelines and customer specifications.


The Role


  • Lead the design team and process to suit both needs of the business and compliance with relevant regulations and requirements
  • Prepare concept scheme designs and communicate these with appropriate parties to build proposals
  • Oversee the production of schematic diagrams from basic philosophy or engineer’s sketches
  • Complete audits and input into quality assurance on new and existing facilities to ensure installations are in line with both the design intent and best practices
  • Lead the design team in verification, validation, and certification of all designs
  • Day to day management of design department, including supporting development opportunities and mentoring
  • Liaise with commercial on scope specification and context for design
  • Manage design registers and design submissions, acting as reference / escalation point for queries from IDNO / DNO clients
  • Manage design data and records in line with ISO requirements
  • Ensure correct engineering rigour on designs for safety for LV and HV projects
  • Support, when necessary, the wider business in technical customer meetings 
  • Building and maintaining client relationships, ensuring positive commercial outcomes for all parties


The Person


  • Proficient in the use of productivity and collaboration software such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint etc, across multiple platforms such as smart phones, tablets and laptops
  • Excellent communication, including ability to adapt your communication styles and outstanding listening skills with ability to follow verbal and written instructions  
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to use own initiative as well as work collaboratively as part of a team  
  • Confident in working collaboratively as well as using own creativity and initiative to develop high standard designs
  • Excellent attention to detail which can be maintained when working under pressure and within a fast-paced environment
  • Confident in planning activities and managing the execution of associated designs   
  • Hold a degree in electrical or construction engineering or have comparable demonstrable experience
  • A valid UK Driving licence (maximum of 3 points)
  • Demonstrative experience in implementing design strategies
  • Demonstrable experience in managing a small to medium design teams
  • Experience of working with DNO / IDNO clients
  • Experience of G81 requirements and relevant BSEN/ISO technical standards for cables or earthing etc


A highly attractive remuneration package is on offer for the successful candidate, coupled with career progression, along with challenging variety, security and longevity of work, given the company’s leading industry status and their continued dedication to profitable growth.

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