Engineering Design Manager - Mechanical / Electrical

Engineering Design Manager - Mechanical / Electrical

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Technical Services

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  • Salary:

    Up to £50000 per annum + package and benefits

  • Contact:

    Alex Bland

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Engineering Design Manager - Mechanical / Electrical / Public Health

£50,000 plus 15% non-contributory pension and substantial benefits package


Capstone are working on an exclusive basis with the UK's most prestigious Landed Estate, consisting of a portfolio of historic, listed buildings and iconic landmarks. With their most prestigious asset about to undertake a major overhaul and transformation programme, they require an Engineering Design Manager to support the building services (MEP) element of this complex project.

The Engineering Design Manager will provide Mechanical and Electrical technical subject matter expertise to the Programme Management Office, with responsibility of reviewing and approving all designs from an engineering point of view. Reporting to the Design Director, the Engineering Design Manager will assist Project Managers in translating designs and concepts into execution and may be required to Project Manage aspects of the Mechanical and Electrical design.

Key responsibilities of this unique and exciting role;

  • In conjunction with the Design Director, be responsible for determining requirements during early stages of scope development.
  • Review and approve all designs within the Programme to support the PMO in being the 'intelligent client'.
  • Provide knowledge of the 'buildability' of designs to ensure those proposed are achievable, minimising issues for contractors.
  • Liaise with the Principle Designer, Estates Team and a diverse range of stakeholders to determine the most appropriate engineering solution.
  • Act as Project Manager when required on Mechanical and Electrical elements, working in close liaison with PMO Directors to drive the performance of contractors to deliver the necessary quality on time and budget.
  • Be responsible for the end-to-end project and programme management for those projects assigned. This will include: planning; overseeing the preparation of options, specifications, schedules of work, sketch plans and working drawings: change control, programme and progress, risk and opportunity reviews: management of the tender process; appointment of contractors; supervision and management through to completion, and handover.
  • Liaise closely with the Estates Department to ensure projects are appropriately co-ordinated with other works so as to minimise disruption, ensuring the best use of resources and that work is carried out to the highest possible standards.
  • Promote a culture of H&S excellence from design through to construction and operation requiring foresight and practical decision making.
  • Ensure that all relevant statutory compliance and legislative requirements are met; that associated policies and procedures are known and adhered to; and that consultants and contractors are competent; to ensure that corrective measures are taken when necessary to address any issues of non-compliance.

The successful candidate

  • A qualified Engineer (BEng/MEng) with experience of Electrical and Mechanical Building Services.
  • Practical construction experience, with knowledge of project delivery required, preferably in a historic / listed building environment with experience working in a live operating environment.
  • Strong appreciation of H&S from design through to delivery with relevant experience and training (asbestos, CDM, LOLER etc.) and appropriate CSCS card required.
  • Adept at managing complex stakeholder relationships, with a diplomatic and collaborative approach, natural interpersonal skills and the ability to influence at all levels.
  • Good people management and contractor relationship management skills.

If you owuld like to be involved with a high-profile, highly technical and culturally significant major project being delivered across one of the world's most recognisable heritage estates, pleasse apply or get in touch for further detail.

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