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Civils Design Manager

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JR02304 - JOB_POSTING-3-1343

Posted on 21 March, 2023

Heathrow, Middlesex (United Kingdom)

Full time

Technical Office

About us:

Ferrovial Construction is internationally recognized for its capacity to design and build civil engineering and construction projects, mainly in large transportation infrastructure. Its track-record to date includes more than 304 miles of tunnels, 11,930 miles of roads (including 2,485 miles of highways), 2920 miles of railroad lines (including 434 miles of high-speed railroads) and 16,994 miles of road maintenance and repair.

Job Description:

Civils Design Manager

Project: Heathrow Q6/H7 (London, UK)                

About us

Ferrovial Construction is the engineering and construction arm of the Ferrovial Group, the largest private transport infrastructure operator in the world in terms of capital invested with a workforce of approximately 96,000 employees and a presence in over 15 countries, with over 60 years’ experience since it was founded.

Ferrovial Construction delivers value-driven, complex multi-disciplinary design and construction solutions across varied sectors worldwide, including transport, energy and water. Our people make this happen, bringing a diverse range of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to fuel fresh thinking as we meet the unique needs of the clients and communities we serve. We are dedicated to exceeding expectations and leaving a sustainable legacy.

We have an established presence in the UK and Ireland with the support of our global resource pool.

Ferrovial is a world-leading provider of infrastructure services delivering end to end capabilities over the entire asset lifecycle. This provides our diverse range of clients with a positive legacy through our integrated approach, ensuring consistently high standards of excellence in delivery. Value creation is at the heart of everything we do.

The role

The Design Manager will perform activities related to the management of the design process in the project(s). Reporting directly to the Senior Design Manager, the Design Manager will work closely with the Project Manager, and liaise with the Client, Design Consultants and relevant stakeholders in all matters related to Design and Engineering.

The DM will ensure design is delivered on time and on budget, and comply with the required Quality, Health, Safety and Wellbeing, and Sustainability standards and requirements. The DM will support the SDM in managing the design Contract, including design changes, risk and opportunities.

The candidate shall also be open minded and proactive to explore additional uses of the tools and technologies available in the market with the aim of bringing innovation to the project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the achievement of Health and Safety targets in accordance with company policy
  • Tendering design packages from project briefs received by the Client – understand scope and negotiate offers upstream and downstream
  • Agree Design Responsibility Matrix with all parties with design input in the project to ensure no gaps or overlaps
  • Manage and co-ordinate the design team activities and resources to ensure that the project design is completed on budget in line with the cost plan, and on time in line with the agreed construction programme
  • Lead, manage and co-ordinate direct reports
  • Monitor and track progress of the design, manage any slippages and be the interface with the management team
  • Actively define and manage design interfaces
  • Lead the review of the design with the interested parties
  • Promote, explore and materialise value engineering opportunities throughout the design process
  • Work with the procurement team to ensure compliance with financial parameters and assist in defining scopes for subcontracting the different works packages
  • Be responsible for ensuring the design complies with health, safety, environmental and quality requirements
  • Work with the Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental teams to support audits to Consultants
  • Liaise with client representatives on the design development as required
  • Present the design proposals to the different stakeholders and capture design requirements
  • Liaise with the Engineering Services in Spain to ensure adherence to Ferrovial design processes and principles
  • Assist in evidencing how Health by Design, Design for Safety and Design for Sustainability have been embedded in the design
  • Review Consultants monthly Applications for payment
  • Prepare design monthly KPI submission and meet targets
  • Assist the Senior Design Manager on the management of the design team, giving advice on appropriate resourcing levels, effective performance management, employee development and motivation
  • Promote company values in all dealing with other employees, clients, subcontractors and other external contacts.

Key Accountabilities

  • Design Process and Contract Management
  • Stakeholder relationships
  • Design Compliance with Client and industry standards, requirements and regulations
  • Coordination of the solutions with the Construction team
  • Promote innovation, efficiencies and value engineering
  • Resources management

Skill& Experience

  • Working knowledge of BIM
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (English language).
  • Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals
  • Ability to take on additional responsibilities as needed as well as determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance.
  • Proactive approach to incorporate new technologies on site according to the state of the art in different stages of the project.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation
  • Experience in civils and MEP design (management)
  • Experience of working in cost-conscious environment
  • People management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact at a variety of levels
  • Experience of working in the construction industry

Please note that this job description does not represent a comprehensive list of activities and employees may be requested to undertake other reasonable duties.#Ferrovial #United Kingdom #midseniorlevel

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