Design Management

About The Role

MWH Treatment is looking to strengthen their Design team with a Design Manager for our @one Alliance framework. Based from the office in Peterborough you will hold full responsibility for all aspects of design for all projects within the relevant portfolio of projects, including managing resources and engineering outputs, both internal and external.

The @one Alliance is a collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver more than half of Anglian Waters capital investment programme.

What will you be doing as our new Design Manager (Water Non- Infrastructure)?

As our new Design Manager, you’ll be fully responsible for all aspects of design for assigned Water non- infrastructure projects, including managing resource and engineering outputs. You’ll be responsible for CDM principal designer duties ensuring technical outputs meet the requirements of TOTEX delivery process, as well as meeting project affordability within timescale agreed with the project teams whilst providing technical support during assembly.

Key responsibilities:

  • Champion the digital development of infrastructure design work by embracing BIM360 and own the implementation of 3D models for all projects to facilitate the manipulation of data.
  • Work closely with the Utility, Enabling, Modelling and Engineering Quality teams to ensure the correct information is filtered to contribute to project designs which meet @one standards.
  • Set the standards and example of driving excellence in Health & Safety; eliminate hazards and reduce risks during design phase whilst communicating and looking to mitigate established risks to site safety.
  • Ensure that all design work is delivered to the correct standards and specifications by efficiently utilising resources under the Best for Task principle.
  • Work with the Senior Design Manager to agree technical requirements and resources whilst forecasting costs throughout projects.
  • Act as the main interface between design and project teams as well as key support-functions to ensure projects meet or exceed client requirements.
  • Maximise the team’s skills and capabilities to meet customer demand whilst developing individuals to meet career aspirations.

What MWH offer 


At MWH Treatment we believe that people matter. We know that to build successful, creative teams we need a diverse workforce that can deliver new innovative ways of thinking. We provide an environment where you will have the freedom to develop and grow to your full potential. 

Packages include -  

  • A competitive salary 

  • Hybrid Working 

  • Car/car allowance (subject to role and level of position) 

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy) 

  • Contribution Pension scheme 

  • Life Assurance 

  • Health Insurance 

  • Private medical Insurance 

And many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts and savings Hub, kids pass etc 

About You


To be considered for this exciting opportunity within the @one Alliance, you’ll hold a degree, HNC or HND in Engineering and have extensive experience in a technical role. You’ll demonstrate experience with the management of designs and multi-disciplinary projects and the capability to inspire, encourage and support others to achieve critical tasks and outcomes within non- infrastructure projects.

You’ll manage situations proactively, with the ability to think and plan ahead as well as owning excellent organisation skills in order to organise own and team’s workload and priorities. You’ll show resilience by maintaining energy and focus when under pressure and experiencing significant setbacks alongside being open to new challenges and provide the drive to continuous improvement.

If the opportunity to make a real difference in a nationally recognised and respected alliance appeals, please apply today!

About Us

MWH Treatment is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. We have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both as MWH Treatment and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

At MWH Treatment we create opportunity by inviting, embracing and celebrating difference.

Our goal as an employer is to recruit, motivate, and develop our employees with diverse ranges of talents and perspectives to ensure that we have the breadth of viewpoints, experiences, and skills needed to succeed.

Embracing diversity of all kinds enables MWH Treatment to provide a work environment and culture that play a key role in attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills. 

Living these values and committing to diversity and inclusion supports and enhances our employees and acts as a key differentiator in the market.

We are signed up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in making a promise to support our forces. We are working with CTP to help ex veterans find work in the civilian world. We also support Mates in Mind which is a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace.

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