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About The Role

We are looking to strengthen our Design team with a Design Manager based at Peterborough with hybrid working available. 

You will report directly to the Principal Design Manager and your role will lead the infrastructure engineering teams approach on shaping and delivering WINEP for AMP8. This program aims to address environmental challenges, enhance resilience, and manage flood risk within Anglian Waters region.

As a WINEP Design Manager, you will collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders, including the Environment Agency; landscape architects; community members and Anglian Water’s hydraulic modelling team. The role will require you to embrace new ways of delivery with an emphasis on catchment wide assessments, focussing not purely on attenuation and civils solutions but also embracing the use of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) and retrofitting them into the existing urban landscape.

Key responsibilities will include:

Design Management:

  • Lead and manage the design delivery for the WINEP portfolio of projects within infrastructure (wastewater networks) engineering.
  • Develop and manage Engineering Project Plans that include scope, program, cost, risk, and resources.
  • Provide direction on suitable design methods in collaboration with Discipline Lead Engineers.
  • Assess project complexity and assign suitably competent engineering resources.
  • Implement design quality procedures and ensure adherence to achieve a right-first-time philosophy.
  • Manage supplier and subcontractor design input, including engagement, selection, management, and integration of designs.

Project Delivery:

  • Work in partnership with other functions to deliver outcomes for your portfolio.
  • Seek and deliver opportunities to achieve affordability and value within your portfolio.
  • Support the development and management of project programs to achieve milestones and drive efficiencies.
  • Produce designs that contribute to enhancing sustainability.

Health & Safety:

  • Undertake delegated duties of the Principal Designer as per CDM Regulations.
  • Manage CDM competency assessments for your team and projects.
  • Ensure the production of design risk assessments and manage health & safety documentation for your portfolio.

People/Team Development:

  • Provide clear, consistent, and visible leadership to your portfolio design team.
  • Undertake people management responsibilities, including performance management and personal development.
  • Allocate resources based on project priorities and complexity.
  • Support team development and recruitment efforts.


  • Support the engineering team transformation and transition into AMP8.
  • Drive a culture of experimentation, innovation, risk management, and continuous improvement within your team.
  • Reduce carbon and natural capital within designs and embrace new digital technologies.


About You


To be successful in this position you will hold a degree in an engineering discipline and preferably be Chartered or working towards Chartered status, with proven experience in the Water sector ideally on pipelines, pressurised networks, attenuation tanks, combined sewer overflows or drainage projects.  You’ll have a familiarity with UK Water Industry regulations, and a thirst for knowledge.

You’ll have solid people management skills and have adaptable collaborative communication skills.  You’re aware of the importance of Quality Assurance and Risk and Opportunities Management, and focused on Right First-Time approach, whilst considering delivery on time implications.

About Us

MWH Treatment is an integrated design and build provider working in the water sector. With over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, supporting six long-term water sector frameworks and two recently won frameworks, operating both as a sole contractor but also in joint ventures and alliances.

At MWH Treatment we believe that people matter. We know to build successful, creative teams we need adiverse workforce that can deliver innovative ways of thinking. We provide an environment where you will have the freedom to develop and grow to your full potential, creating opportunity by inviting, embracing, and celebrating difference, our goal as an employer is to motivate, and develop our employees. By fostering a diverse range of talents and perspectives we ensure we have the breadth of viewpoints, experiences, and skills needed to succeed. Embracing diversity of all kinds enables us to provide a work environment and culture that plays a key role in attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills.

As signatories to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, we have made a promise to support our forces, working with the CTP to help ex veterans find work in the civilian world. We also support Mates in Mind, a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace. We don’t just tick boxes; we live these values every day.

What MWH offer

Packages include - 

  • A competitive salary
  • Hybrid Working (Jobs needs dependent)
  • Car/car allowance (Jobs needs dependent)
  • 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

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