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Design Project Manager - Highways

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 20 days ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Tristan Walker
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: +441483467294
  • Start Date: 2022-04-29
  • Expiry Date: 29 May 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040914
NRL are currently recruiting for a Design Project Manager with Highways Design experience supporting the East West Rail project on a contract until March 2023 initially. Whilst based in Milton Keynes, remote working is possible with only essential travel to the office required.

The Design Project Manager - Highways is responsible for delivery and assurance of all work across the Design that involves highways design. This will involve management and liaison with suppliers and all relevant parties to ensure the design is fit for purpose on behalf of the Delivery Team for the EWR scheme.

About the role:

Responsibilities of the Role

As Design PM - Highways you will have the following responsibilities:
  • Development of the detailed design of the highways required to deliver the requirements for the scheme
  • Act as the lead for development and support of the highways design activities within the integrated programme, monitoring progress, reporting on KPI’s and meeting design deadlines
  • Support the delivery of all pre-construction and construction works associated with the scheme
  • Maintain records in accordance with quality assurance procedures
  • Manage teams of designers, partners and other staff as required
  • Collaborate with external suppliers to ensure they meet design standards
  • Ensure that all processes meet safety, legal, and other standards
  • Ensure the design meets technical requirements and specifications developed by the Engineering Directorate, by relevant Highways Authorises and others as required
  • Ensure implementation of process and designs that are aligned with the Enterprise approach
  • Provide support and advice to partner teams on all design matters
  • Participate in design review/ value engineering activities to ensure design outputs are cost effective in relation to material usage and manufacturing processes.
  • Work with a range of disciplines across the scheme including various project partners.
  • Contribute new innovative ideas, materials, research and learnings to the Delivery team
  • Liaise with the stakeholder and consultation team and the development manager to process feedback on the designs as they develop
What you will need:

Experience and skills
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary design delivery environment.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, and the ability to build positive relationships with multiple teams across the business and with partners and supply chain.
  • Good organisational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent working knowledge of industry and design codes and change control methodology
  • Able to plan and balance different needs and pressures to achieve the programme and company outcomes efficiently
  • At ease with, and having an appetite for, technological change
  • A proven successful deployer of innovation and change in a project environment
  • Ability to manage and motivate teams and people based on the EWR Co values and behaviours to achieve business outcomes.
  • Working with LA and Highways Stakeholders to discharge planning consents and gain approvals or agree statements of common ground, AiPs etc
  • Digital Design, experience of delivering complex design using digital tools and systems
  • Carbon/Environment/Sustainability, experience of working to challenging environmental requirements
  • Familiar with delivering Assured design and managing Contractor led Value Engineering opportunities
Education and qualifications
  • Degree or equivalent in an engineering, design or similar discipline
  • Membership of recognised professional body
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Stable contract duration
  • Opportunity to support a growing programme in the infrastructure sector