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Senior Design Manager

  • Job reference: TR-002415
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Derby, Manchester, York, Glasgow
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We are seeking an experienced Senior Design Manager with a background in engineering consultancy, contractor led design, or client management of engineering and construction projects. This individual will manage the delivery of electrification design packages across a number of projects varying in size and complexity.

With the support of our Energy Systems practice design teams you will be leading the delivery of a portfolio of projects and you will be prominent in the bid process on behalf of the Practice. You will be the main point of contact with our clients for these projects and accountable for reporting an accurate commercial and programme account.

The Atkins Rail electrification team undertakes all aspects of electrical power distribution & traction design in the rail environment including survey, design drawings and calculations, technical specifications and reports. The team supports work across Atkins Rail including major projects, re-signalling schemes and electrification programmes.

Experience and Skills

• Experience of managing and leading teams.
• Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of projects to cost and programme targets.
• Excellent understanding of design procedures, change control, checking and review requirements
• Experience of motivating teams to prioritise and deliver tasks to time and budget
• Experience of project delivery for the rail industry and electrification projects in particular.
• Demonstrable ability to lead / support Bids leading to Win Work


• Ensure a robust project and work package management process is instigated across the portfolio
• Meeting cost and time targets to deliver high quality consultancy services to clients
• Work planning; definition of activities and programme
• A robust commercial, risk and financial management and change control process to be applied across all projects
• Ensuring compliance with CDM design risk assessments and health, safety and environmental requirements
• Providing support to Markets and the Project Delivery teams
• Contributing to and in many cases leading the bid preparation and work winning process ensuring we are getting closer alignment to our clients.
• Developing and maintaining internal and external client relationships
• Providing support and focal point for integration of other Atkins design teams
• Ensuring compliance with Business Management, HSE and Quality procedures
• Maintaining your knowledge of current design and regulatory standards
• Lead and motivate a team to increase individual’s confidence, competence and self-development. Grow and advance talent within the organisation.

The Individual

• Demonstrate experience in a similar role
• Have the ability to work to time and cost budgets across a geographical portfolio
• Have excellent communications skills
• Possess willingness to work with clients and their project teams
• Excellent presentation skills
• Have good report writing and reviewing skills
• Have a reliable and responsible attitude, pay attention to detail and have a flexible approach to achieve the best outcomes
• Demonstrate the ability to identify and input to activities in support of the wider business objectives that may draw upon skills in addition to those outlined above
• Be keen to develop a career in multi-disciplinary development project
• Be a resilient self-starter whom can inspire confidence in others

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.

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.

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