Senior Design Manager - Motherwell / Inverness - Expiring soon!

Posted 22/05/2024 by Balfour Beatty UK

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About the role

The successful candidate will have a background in large scale building projects, a desire to join our Energy Team and will be based in the North of Scotland or willing to travel.

Shape a career to be proud of as part of an award-winning team.

Our team shapes projects that connect communities and impact daily life for millions. Join our Regional Scotland team as a Design / Senior Design Manager in the Energy sector to build new futures.  

Own your career, and you can build something to be proud of at Balfour Beatty. By joining our well-established construction teams working on our significant future pipeline of large-scale energy projects in various locations throughout Scotland you will work with true experts who’ll share their knowledge and provide support, encouragement, and invaluable feedback so you never stop learning. Bring us your capability, and we’ll help you take it much, much further. 

What you'll be doing

As a Design Manager you will support the site-based Buildings project teams (within the Energy sector) and early buildings related stages of the Energy projects. You will support implementation and manage the control of the design process to ensure that the design and procurement of specialist packages are delivered to meet project requirements and are in line with cost parameters. You will also support the Work Winning/Project Delivery teams by providing design input and cost effective solutions

As a Design / Senior Design Manager, you will have the following accountabilities:

You will manage the development and implementation of design proposals ensuring they meet customer requirements including budget constraints, presenting proposals for approval to the customer. The design should deliver:

­ Safety in construction and use

­ Quality within affordable parameters

­ Ease of maintenance, energy efficiency with minimum environmental impact

­ Innovation to meet customer goals and positive impact on the local community

You will also manage and ensure effective briefing of the Design Team. This includes, where necessary, the management of any 3rd parties or novated design teams to ensure that they meet all customer specifications, and where necessary, checking the competence and resources of any incumbent design teams or 3rd parties. You will also provide advice and guidance on the “buildability” of the design proposals to the design and construction teams on all packages.

You will liaise with all statutory bodies/authorities as required – such as planning, building control and services e.g. gas and water and lead the development and management of the design deliverables programme.

You will lead the implementation of the Balfour Beatty BIM protocols, including teamwork and collaboration and the management and sharing of data relating to BIM models whilst liaising with our BIM management during the bid and construction stages ensuring the supply chain is fully aware of BIM requirements

Who we're looking for

The following traits / qualifications are essential to be successful in this role

This role requires an individual with proven experience in delivering design services within a Site Based and Work Winning environment and successfully implementing design strategies as well as relevant project experience. Leadership skills in a matrix organisation are required to deliver design services in a timely manner with a customer and business sector specific focus. Good interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners under time pressure.

The individual will know ‘what good looks like’ in bid submissions and work winning and have hands on experience of delivering work-winning bids in a timely manner. Understanding and experience of site based activities and the key role that design management plays in effective project delivery.

Good working knowledge of BIM is required. The individual will have experience within the most current

forms of procurement and you will have relevant professional membership with an appropriate institute. 

A valid CSCS card is a requirement.

Excellent IT Skills relevant to the Business Stream are desirable and Microsoft Office is essential.

Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material, applicable to the Energy Sector.

The individual should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer. Numeracy and bid/report writing is a requirement.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more…

About us

From Dunfermline’s tramways in 1909 to highland hospitals today, Balfour Beatty has been trusted for over a century to deliver the complex and critical infrastructure and iconic buildings Scotland relies on.

We have the people, knowledge and experience to safely deliver projects right first time, maximising value for money and ensuring a positive social impact and inclusive economic growth for local communities.

Our award-winning sustainable projects, including active travel, Passivhaus and retrofit, demonstrate our commitment to supporting Scotland’s transition towards net zero in the built environment.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit (url removed)/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://(url removed)/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all.  If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: (url removed)

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