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Design Manager

  1. Cities & development
  2. Bristol
R-110204

The AtkinsRéalisUK Infrastructure Project Delivery Practice (PDP) is the centre of excellence for the delivery of infrastructure projects and combines the best in project management and design management to provide a full suite of services to clients in the public and private sectors.   

The team is responsible for delivery of design services across our markets of Water Infrastructure, Defence Infrastructure, Nuclear, Aviation, Energy, Rail (stations), and Buildings and Places.

We have an exciting new opportunity in AtkinsRéalis PDP for a Design Manager to join our team - base location to be agreed, we have offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Epsom, London and other locations nationally. Whilst some working from our client offices or other AtkinsRéalis offices may be required, our advanced agile working practices will enable you to work from home and different locations with ease.

Our need to recruit comes from the success of our division, and our pipeline and expected growth within the northern regions across a variety of sectors, predominantly in Nuclear, Defence, Water, and Energy. In addition, we have strong growth across our wider Rail and Aviation sectors and would also welcome applicants who have this experience.  A role with AtkinsRéalis  PDP offers the opportunity to work on the full suite of these projects that AtkinsRéalis delivers and will enable you to demonstrate your abilities developed to date and progress your career as a Design Manager in a world leading, global consultancy.

As a Design Manager, you are likely to have several years multi-disciplinary project delivery experience, ideally within a consultancy environment, and would be responsible for the leading engineering teams and the successful delivery of multi-disciplinary projects from concept through to construction.

As a Design Manager you will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following activities:

  • Working closely with our clients, the project manager and the engineering manager to accurately capture project technical requirements and intended outcomes.
  • Ability to work closely and build a rapport with project specific stakeholders to identify the project design requirements to ensure that the Atkins design is successful across the whole project lifecycle.
  • Instilling client confidence in Atkins’ design through your professionalism and care.
  • Taking technical ownership and providing oversight to the entire design process.
  • Proactively managing all aspects of design delivery, including quality, resources, risk management and reporting on the design progress.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams in the UK and offshore to develop and co-ordinate designs and solutions to meet client needs.
  • Managing the design in line with Atkins’ processes and adhering to all relevant industry codes and standards.
  • Perform design reviews throughout the design process from conceptual design through to project completion.
  • You will support the development, implementation and sharing of best practice for design management.
  • Monitor the dissemination of design information among the Program Team in a timely manner such that abortive work is avoided or minimised as much as practicable.

Requirements:

  • Chartered Engineer or Architect or equivalent with demonstrable experience managing design, build and/or operate commissions on multi-disciplinary projects. 
  • Market sector experience across a range of projects.
  • Understands and has experience in deploying various forms of construction contract, in particular NEC3 or 4 and/or bespoke forms of contract. 
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and within a larger multi-discipline team. 
  • Familiar with BIM and has an understanding of 3D modelling tools for design and coordination purposes and the associated Information attributes that can be assigned and managed within the Model. 
  • Ability to recognise and adapt digital technologies to aid the design process.
  • Customer focused with excellent client relationship management skills.
  • A hard working and flexible individual, who is a team player, possesses great attention to detail, is reliable, proactive and shows initiative whilst able to keep cool under pressure and when working to often demanding deadlines. 
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team and demonstrate good leadership qualities. 
  • A supportive and encouraging approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team. 
  • Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments to build rapport with clients. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills both verbal and written. 
  • Be available to travel across the UK and work away from home on client sites if required. 

What we offer?

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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