Design Management

About The Role

Purpose of role:  

To lead the design implementation phase for a portfolio of projects. To ensure cost-effective, technically-compliant and buildable solutions are delivered in line with the delivery team’s requirements, as well as in line with programme expectations and in accordance with the Project Delivery Process and engineering design procedures,


Key responsibilities: 

  • To provide commitment to excellence in Health & Safety (H&S) in design, complying fully with relevant local specifications, codes, rules, regulations and requirements and all relevant H&S legislation 

  • To ensure that H&S hazards are identified and managed and that residual risks are communicated effectively 

  • To lead the Design team in delivery of their responsibilities and to ensure a focused approach to meet customer requirements and project objectives 

  • To be accountable for the expenditure, efficiency challenge and overall outturn costs for the design element of project delivery, producing deliverables within the allocated resource hours and by key dates 

  • To organise all elements of Design, documenting it in the Project Management Plan and preparing monthly status update reports as necessary 

  • To attend and contribute to all relevant programme, project and technical meetings 

  • To ensure that the technical solution is produced to outperform on costs, whilst maintaining quality standards and delivery on time 

  • To provide where required, technical support during Assembly and Commissioning stages 

  • To ensure that all technical work is undertaken to the correct Standards and Specifications, following the appropriate Systems of Work and Quality Assurance procedures 

  • To contribute to achieving the sustainability targets, particularly by reducing the embodied and operational Carbon Footprints of the solutions 

  • To communicate and work effectively with people from other partner organisations, backgrounds and disciplines, utilising their knowledge and experience and add to this with your own experience and knowhow 

  • To recognise and provide exceptional customer service both internally and with partners and externally with the Client, their Customers and the general public 

  • Represent the whole of the MWH business in all client contacts and promote the MWH reputation 

  • Maintain a positive and solution-oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback 

  • Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role 

  • In all internal and external contact, present a professional and positive image of MWH Treatment as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive and beneficial relationships 

  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality 



About You



  • Relationship development and working with others to deliver results (Collaboration) 

  • Customer focus 

  • Managing self and others 

  • Taking ownership to deliver results, demonstrating resilience and drive (Responsibility) 

  • Leadership 

  • Problem identification and resolution 

  • Sets and meets challenging goals 

  • Performance measurement and management 

  • Strategic Awareness 

  • Commercially Astute 



  • Extensive experience of multi-disciplinary design management, in a design-build environment 

  • Degree in an engineering-related discipline 

  • Chartered Engineer in an engineering-related discipline 

  • Must be delivery-driven with the ability to set targets and manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives 

  • Working knowledge of CDM and construction Health & Safety 

  • Extensive experience in large- scale project delivery 

  • Strategic, operational, technical and management skills 

  • Good general knowledge of all aspects of water treatment e.g. civil engineering, process engineering, electrical engineering and project management 

  • Ability to present technical proposals clearly, confidently and convincingly 



  • Experience of working for a global organisation 

  • Experience of working with remote/dispersed teams 

  • Experience in the Water/Wastewater Treatment Industry 

  • Ability to embrace collaborative and innovative working   

  • Knowledge of BIM procedures and techniques 

About Us

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.

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