Design Manager

  • Job Reference: KU002
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Coyle Personnel
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  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £65,000 to £70,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: benefits package
  • Sector: Engineering & Design
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a

Job Description

Design Manager - Utilities

Skillset: design management/engineering/utilities

Job location: London

Accessible by public transport? yes

Working hours: Weekdays

Contract: Permanent

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. 


Manage the utility design process, both internally and within 3rd party detailed design of utility works, ensuring quality and assurance.

Responsible for managing the design process overall to ensure that all required sign offs for each design are in place and that the design conforms to the current scheme information. The Utility Design Manager will work with the Utility Managers and supply chain designers to ensure their work conforms to the overall plan and record the documentation used. They will also drive the design activity of supply chain to meet programme, working with the Utility Manager, Quality Manager, Engineers and commercial team.


Key Responsibilities

•             Add valuable utility experience to design activities to begin with, shaping the utility works associated with the main works proposal

•             Work with the Utility Managers in the creation and management of Utility designs for assets across each Lot

•             Maintain utility asset design schedules and update the requirements in line with the progression of the design process.

•             Work with the Design House to ensure all works that impact utilities are managed and developed in a holistic manner to enable sequencing plans to be produced and accurate designs to inform pricing activities, assist in design of temporary works associated to utilities.

•             Manage the receipt and recording/transfer of any utility specific/related survey works required to ascertain the exact requirements for both the civil and utility design works.

•             Produce design deliverables that can be taken to the market to provide the pricing and programme information required the client.

•             Manage all sources of utility design for the project. This will involve internal Design House members, Utility Companies, HS2 and third party Lloyds Accredited designers.


Required qualifications, skills, behaviours and attributes


•             Public utility experience

•             Understanding of utility companies, procedures and requirements

•             Understanding of design processes, CAD systems, utility drawings and models

•             Degree (or equivalent) in relevant engineering discipline (civils/mechanical/electrical etc)

•             Design and design management experience



•             Experience in design for previous utility projects

•             Utility industry expertise, particularly gas or water

•             Strong understanding of common software applications, Microsoft, Adobe etc

•             Utility specific qualifications