Assistant Design Manager Utilities
The role of the Assistant Utility Design Manager will be to support the Utility Design Manager in delivering utility mitigation packages within the Area West Utility Team.
They will be responsible for managing specific utility design packages within the sector, working with the Design Manager to ensure each package is delivered to the right quality, on time and within budget. They will also be responsible for managing the development of design & technical assurance deliverables in line with the technical assurance process, adhering to all HS2 standards and procedures.
They will be accountable for working with internal design and construction teams to ensure all works that impact utilities are managed and communicated. Whilst working with external stakeholders to ascertain the exact requirements for surveys and other investigation works to facilitate design.
They will be expected to act as a key contact for design coordination with statutory undertakers and other third-party organizations. Helping to support the design manager with management of change control and other amendments to scope.
Finally, they will be required to support the design manager with coordination of ad hoc mitigation arising from installation of temporary works.
The role is aimed at design assistants who can demonstrate an ability to manage subcontract design teams and a clear understanding of the design process.
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.
- To support the Utility Design manager in delivering the overall utility mitigation program.
- Manage specific design packages ensuring packages are delivered on time, on budget and to the right quality.
- Be responsible for the development of design and technical assurance deliverables to satisfy the HS2 standards and procedures
- Work with design and construction teams to understand the impact to utility assets from Third Party Works
- Identify requirements for surveys and other investigation works to facilitate design, developing any survey briefs were required.
- Take a lead role in the design coordination process and maintain compliance with undertakers and assurance requirements (U&As)
Support the management of change control and development of the asset register
The Ideal Candidate
Required qualifications, skills, behaviors, and attributes
- Good understanding of Engineering Principles
- Clear understanding of the design process, CAD system, utility drawings and design models
- Knowledge and understanding of construction contracts, preferably NEC
- Technical knowledge of utility construction techniques and best practices
- Experiencing managing complex designs with several stakeholders
- Degree level qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar
- Previous Utilities experience i.e., working on Utilities schemes/ projects
- Working experience on large scale multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects
- Working experience of managing the design process of multi-utility projects
The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services
The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.
You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).
Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.
HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.
It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House, and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.