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M&E Design Manager - Highways Divsion

  • Location:

    Dartford, Kent

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50,000 - £65,000 per annum + car allowance, pension, package

  • Job ref:

    JN -052024-81811_1714660509

  • Published:

    02 May 2024

  • Expiry date:

    01 July 2024

Job Title - Mechanical & Electrical Design Manager

Projects - Major Highways

Salary - Up to £65,000 + Car Allowance / Travel / Pension / Health cover and Bonus

Location - London / South

About the role

Cobalt is currently working with global tier one contractor that maintain, manage and operate major highway networks across the UK and support local authorities creating communities where people want to live work and play.

Their Highways business has a terrific opportunity for a Mechanical & Electrical Design Manager to join their successful team based in South Mimms, Leatherhead or Dartford (preferable).

As a Mechanical & Electrical Design Manager, you will be responsible for the management and provision of cost-effective design solutions to maintain or improve the M25 structures assets (tunnels) to the standards agreed. This will involve reviewing, leading and managing mechanical and electrical systems design undertaken by external consultants. You will need to ensure that we deliver the outcomes agreed with National Highways to programme and budget.

What you'll be doing

  • Monitor, review and check deliverables from external designers to ensure that designs are complete and compliant prior to submission to National Highways through the Review Process.

  • Manage external framework design suppliers to deliver agreed outcomes, scope, on time and to budget.

  • Assist the wider Design Team in various M&E Improvement Schemes.

  • Manage internal design resources within Design Team to deliver agreed outcomes, scope, on time and to budget.

  • Lead and supervise the in-house design of selected M&E packages.

  • Undertake and manage optioneering and feasibility of design solutions and preparation of whole life costing.

  • Preparation and review of contract documentation.

  • Develop and agree briefs with the design team and design suppliers, to cover scope, budget and programme, and to obtain agreement from Asset head for the same.

  • Prepare and submit instructions to design suppliers.

  • Manage and advise on the Design Review Process (Certification) in accordance with the DBFO contract.

  • Work with the Project Manager to lead the internal reviews during the design phase to ensure that they are timely and appropriate sign off is achieved.

  • Provide professional and technical leadership and mentoring in M&E.

Who we're looking for.

  • Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng/MSc/BEng/BSc/HNC and HND).

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution (IET or IMechE).

  • Alternatively registered with the Engineering Council working towards IEng or CEng level or with good relevant experience and expecting to obtain IEng/CEng within 12 months from appointment.

  • 40 hours of CPD in last 12 months including 20 related to M&E.

  • Competent in M&E Design and Assessment.

  • Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation.

  • Competent in exercising the Designer's duties and the Principal Designer duties under CDM.

  • Broad understanding of environmental requirements of M&E schemes. Broad knowledge of Quality Management and IMS.

  • Excellent IT Skills relevant to Mechanical & Electrical Design and Microsoft Office is essential. Knowledge of design and assessment standards (DMRB / MCHW / IEC / 18th Edition IET Requirements for Electrical Installations (C&G 2382) etc.) relevant to M&E.

Personal attributes:

  • Good Communication skills

  • Project management and team building skills.

  • Ability to develop relationships and engender trust at all levels of the Connect Plus Services organisation and with Clients.

If you feel that this is the role for you, please apply with your latest CV.