Design Manager

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    Highways and Traffic, Design Engineering, Design Consultancy

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  • Salary:

    c£30-£40/hr Ltd Co (OUTSIDE SCOPE)

  • Contact:

    James Walker

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

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Design Manager, 12months, Manchester,Rate c£35-£40/hr Ltd Co (OUTSIDE SCOPE)
kEY WORDS / SKILLS: Design Manager, Local Authority, Council, Footpaths, Bus Lanes, Highways etc.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd are working to recruit a Design Manager to work in Manchester on a long term contract.
As a Design Manager your duties and responsibilities will include:
Holder will work in partnership with both internal services and external partners in a manner which is focused on organisational objectives and embraces the principle of joint working. They will ensure the effective and prioritised deployment of resources to provide reliable information and support to managers and decision makers.

The Role:
Lead and manage the Engineering Design team. Provide leadership and coordination across all design projects.
Overall responsibility for the portfolio of design works and introducing consistency and standards across design.
Work in partnership with the Head of PMO and team to introduce project performance reporting. 
Overall responsibility for the allocation and management of resources.
Overall responsibility for the design of multiple schemes including minor highways design, sustainable transport, traffic engineering, cycling & walking, landscape architecture and residents parking.
Lead on feasibility studies, consultations and surveys.
Oversee the duties of Principal Designer in accordance with CDM 2015.
Carry out the duties of the SRO and participate in projects boards.
Manage, lead and motivate the Engineering Design team, to ensure effective performance is delivered and to support the personal development of the team.
Promote continuous improvement and innovation across the Engineering Design Team to ensure that work is conducted in a manner that takes into consideration wider stakeholders, political nuance and the long-term strategic aims of the Council.

You will be an experienced Design Manager.
Local Authority experience is advantageous.
5-10 years experience.

To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd operates as both an employment business and agency. If your application is for a position based in the UK or EU, under European Employment Law you MUST be eligible to live and work there.