Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme

Senior Engineering Design Manager

6 days left

Location
London (Central)
Salary
£80k pa plus benefits package
Posted
20 Jan 2023
Closes
06 Feb 2023
Job (Function)
Design Advisor, Design Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Engineering Design Manager

c. £80k pa plus benefits package

Flexible location - hybrid working with regular attendance in the London SW1 office.

When it comes to building services engineering design, you’re not just a recognised technical expert in your field - you’re unfazed, however complex the challenge is. Used to managing a complicated stakeholder environment, you’re calm under pressure, have the confidence to challenge the status quo and are willing to drive optimised solutions through processes that explore positive compromise. Put simply, you have what it takes to lead critically important work on the largest building restoration project ever undertaken in the UK.

A truly unique building, the Palace of Westminster - a world famous icon of democracy - needs essential restoration and renewal to preserve it for future generations. Covering 34 acres, and the size of more than 1,000 houses, there are 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases, three miles of passageways, four floors and 65 different levels. We’re currently carrying out thousands of hours of complex building surveys and investigations in order to inform future decision making on the work that’s needed. We’ve already engaged teams of architects, engineers, project managers and contractors who will shape the future direction of the work. As part of our structure for success we are looking to expand our Design Management team with the appointment of a Senior Engineering Design Manager.

Via matrix management with other Delivery Authority teams, we’ll rely on you to manage the delivery of a range of designs, technical studies, solutions and outcomes. You’ll also be responsible for coordinating emerging design solutions with technical, quality, cost, schedule and value for money requirements, as well as managing design change and technical assumptions & risks. Managing a team, leading the development of technical briefs, developing and implementing policies, processes and initiatives and using your expertise to resolve or respond to any technical design or other issues that arise – these are just some aspects of this high profile role.

To succeed, you’ll need to be a Chartered Member/Fellow of a professional institution such as CIBSE, IET, IMechE and have a degree in building services or another relevant building design biased mechanical or electrical engineering related discipline. You’ll also need a successful track record delivering a similar role for multi-disciplinary teams of building designers delivering large/complex building construction projects.

Indeed, experience of leading and developing teams to deliver coordinated high quality work on time and in an efficient manner is key, as is a highly organised approach and skilled judgment in anticipating and solving complex technical problems.

Familiarity with the relevant legislation is a must have too, together with an excellent understanding of the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 and BSRIA’s Design Framework for Building Services (BG6) document. What’s more, you have substantial knowledge of professional agreements and scopes of professional services for large/complex building construction type projects and an excellent understanding of the application of BIM and associated systems & software.

Benefits include:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Discretionary bonus Generous pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Payment of Professional fees
  • Employee discounts in a variety of retail outlets.
  • Cycle to work scheme

We are committed to promoting diversity and to equal opportunities in employment. We are building diverse teams and seek to attract and retain talented individuals from a range of backgrounds and cultures to join us on this hugely challenging and important project.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter stating your current salary and benefits, your suitability for the role and if you believe you have any current or potential conflicts of interest relating to this
 

We look forward to receiving your completed application by 12 noon on Monday 6th February 2023.

Successful candidates will be required to complete security vetting to a CTC Security level obtained through the Parliamentary Security Department (PSD). Candidates are required to pass these checks before a start date can be confirmed. Applicants should also be aware that, depending on the role applied for, if they have resided outside of the UK for a total of more than two of the last five years, they may not be eligible for vetting

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