Senior Design Manager

SCS Railways
England, London
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Reporting to the SCS Area West Design Lead, you will be responsible for leading the design management of the headhouses, managing/coordinating with a team of design managers, ensuring the design is delivered to an acceptable standard of quality in-line with commercial and programme expectations.

Working with the designer, you will forecast and plan the permanent works design delivery headhouses; and will provide support in dealing with commercial submissions and resolution of technical debts for other Area West Assets. You will lead day-to-day interactions with internal (e.g., Construction Teams, Logistics etc.) and external interfaces, with the customer and third-party stakeholders. You will ensure the production of the design deliverables meets the correct quality, contract, safety, time and cost requirements. You will also work closely with the other senior design managers, to ensure coordination of design elements throughout the contract and to identify change.

Key Responsibilities

LOD 5 Design Mobilization and Management

You will support in preparation of procurement and contract documents for the LOD5 Design Integrator mobilization. Once mobilized, you will ensure that the LOD5 designs are managed in compliance with the Project Design Management Plan and client requirements. You will need to liaise with other Areas within SCS to ensure consistency of the approach and will be required to closely coordinate with SCS MEP team who will be providing management of the MEP LOD 5 designs. There will be need for LOD5 designs to be intent checked from the LOD4 designer. You will be required to support the intent checking and then ensuring the required certification are in place. You will support the management of the LOD5 to assist the handover to the client.

Design Review

You will undertake design review process for the design in your area in accordance with the programme. This includes progressive design reviews (Jour Fixe meetings) with relevant members of the SCS and HS2 teams along with any 3rd parties, review of the IDR submission of design deliverables, IDR reviews, review of the Final submission and comment close-out.
You will support in resolution design issues and open comments.
You will reinforce the requirements for the wider SCS team to undertake their design reviews in a timely manner.

Main Responsibilities

Technical Debt
You will coordinate with the Design Managers in closing out the Technical Assurance debt associated with the interim accepted packages and ensure final approvals have been received. This will require review/closure of actions from the panels, and any outstanding actions from the document reviews.

You will manage design change; identifying change with the design managers and assessing the scale of that change. You will manage the change control process through Change Panel and instruction to designer, assisting the Design Managers to gather inputs from the wider team. You will be required to support closure of any historical commercial debt, response to EWNs

Construction Interface
You will ensure liaise with the construction team and temporary works team and you will lead the resolution of any issues between those teams. You will ensure that the construction team complete their design-related deliverables, including the Constructability Reports for each design package.

You will gather information, data and status updates to report in the monthly Forecasting and Reporting presentations (F&R), weekly Area West Senior Leadership Team meetings and fortnightly Visual Management presentations.

You will support in management of the design programme and review and accept/reject programme variations for your assets.
You will manage the interface between the design programme and follow-on activities by liaising with the SCS Planning Team.

CDM Reviews and Risk Register
You will ensure you hold CDM risk reviews and that they manage their CDM Risk Registers.

You will ensure that your Design Managers manage RFIs that relate to their assets, from Design House to SCS or HS2 and from SCS and other subcontractors to Design House.

You will ensure you manage the departures related to your area including gaining HS2 acceptance prior to signing off the affected design packages.

You will ensure you manage the assumption process including closure of them and if any left open, assess the risk associated with them and regularly review them.

Project Risk
You will ensure that you are reviewing and providing inputs into the Project Risk Register.

You will ensure that you manage the design interfaces with HS2 and other parties, and appropriate

Ideal Candidate

  • Degree level qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar.
  • Holder of a relevant professional qualification (IEng or CEng), or close to obtaining a professional qualification
  • Experience working in a similar capacity for a contractor on a major project is required
  • Strong understanding of Engineering Principles
  • Knowledge and Understanding of construction contract law and forms of contract through experience and formal training
  • Extensive technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices.
  • Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control systems).
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management

Behaviours / Attributes

In addition to the above discipline role, the Senior Design Manager must carry out their duties in accordance with the SCS JV Core Values

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