Lead Design Engineer

Lead Design Engineer

Job Title: Lead Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brighton, East Sussex
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Reference: 9284
Contact Name: Mark Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 06, 2016 08:53

Job Description

Title Lead Design Engineer (Southern Water)

Location: Brighton

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000

If working on the best water and natural resources projects around the world, building on your talents through a premier knowledge-sharing culture, and connecting across borders with some of the world's top talent appeals to you, join us.


  • Ensure designs are completed in accordance with CDM Regulations
  • Ensure a safe working environment for all staff
  • Provide design solutions that meet all of the requirements of the programme's systems and governance procedures
  • Produce design solutions which are cost-effective, meet the requirements of the specification and which can be purchased, installed and commissioned effectively
  • Establish collaborative working relationships with construction staff and supply chain representatives to promote build ability and supply chain efficiency in design outputs
  • Ensure that standard designs and design practices are utilized wherever possible
  • Agree the design budget, monitor performance against the budget and provide forecast costs to completion for individual projects
  • Monitor and control design hours against allowances
  • Record, monitor and control design changes in order to maximize cost efficiency
  • Establish and agree design costs and programme timescales with the Project Manager
  • Organize the work required and document it in the Project Management Plan
  • Deliver the design stage outputs of each project within the agreed timescale and budget
  • Coordinate design outputs across all technical disciplines
  • Prepare monthly project status reports
  • Raise and monitor technical queries through to resolution
  • Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups, to stay current on industry changes and innovations
  • Maintain a positive and solution-oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback
  • Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality

Qualifications Essential:

  • Civil Engineering discipline
  • Experience of technical project delivery in a design-build environment
  • Experience in the Water/Wastewater Treatment Industry
  • Experience in leading and managing multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Degree in an engineering-related discipline
  • Must be delivery-driven with the ability to set targets, manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives
  • Technical and management skills
  • Able to identify and manage project/programme risk
  • Able to identify and manage changes to project scope


  • Chartered Engineer in an engineering-related discipline
  • Experience of working for a global organization
  • Experience of working with remote/geographically-dispersed teams

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity, then please send your CV to or call me on 02392 222 964

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK.