Design Manager

Full Time Permanent

Manchester Jobs Board

J. Murphy & Sons Limited is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves lives by delivering world-class infrastructure.

Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, we provide better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including Transportation, Water, Power, Natural Resources, and Construction & Property.

Headquartered in London, we also have a number of related businesses – Ground Engineering; Utility Connections; Murphy Plant; Urban Infrastructure; Murphy Process Engineering; Pipeline Testing Services; Specialist Welding Services; and Electrical Services. We are specialists in delivering pipelines; design; marine; structural steel; tunnelling; fabrication; bridges and piling; and invest heavily in our substantial holding of plant; equipment and facilities.

Murphy employs around 3,500 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, we work as ‘One Murphy’ by directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success.

There’s more to Murphy.

Design Manager – Power – North West / Midlands.

J Murphy and Sons Ltd are currently looking for a Design Manager to join our award-winning team. Our team is known for its extensive in-house expertise and continual drive to innovate within the industry. As a Design Manager you will report into the Head of Engineering supporting the Energy business unit. Successful candidates will have management and technical responsibility for a team of Design Coordinators working across a portfolio of design and build projects in the Energy sector. 

Following the ‘One Murphy’ approach, we’re able to deliver all aspects of the projects we work on. Murphy has designed, constructed, and commissioned projects for clients including National Grid, SSE and Ørsted, on both transmission and distribution networks.

Recently acknowledged as the UK’s 3rd Best Large Company to work for by Best Companies, this is a fantastic time to join J. Murphy & Sons! Take a look at the role outline and if you think you fit the bill and want to work as a Design Manager within a team that rewards performance, drives personal development and offers a great place to work delivering exciting projects, then get in touch!

What you will be doing
* Be responsible for design and design management for the business unit
* Lead Design and Design Management requirements at tender stage and allocate resources as appropriate during tender and upon successful award
* Provide technical and management assistance to design managers and design co-ordinators throughout the project lifecycle
* Lead on the development of business unit and Group wide functional documentation associated with design and design management
* Review submissions as directed for technical compliance, quality and completeness
* Allocate tasks to individuals/companies as required and maintain associated RACI
* Produce drawings and sketches as required using BIM/CAD tools
* Review temporary works and ensure appropriate consideration of constructability and permanent works
* Monitor Information release, and check information issued is in line with the IRS
* Monitor, co-ordinate, and manage the design by consultants, in-house teams, suppliers, interface contractors, and outsourced designers as appropriate
* Manage compliance with Standards and Client requirements, and assist in monitoring to ensure working to standard requirements 
* Ensure an understanding of, and an influence on the contracts Design Consultants are working under including their fees, schedule of services, programme, and liabilities and warranties
* Review and comment/agree the payment applications from consultants and pass to the contract surveyor for processing and payment
* Represent the department when necessary at internal and external meetings and, in the absence of the Design Engineer, to be the focal point of contact within the department

Who we are looking for:
* Chartered Engineer with a UK engineering institute (IMechE, ICE, IChemE. IET, IGEM etc)
* G35/G17 Approver/Appraiser (desirable but not essential)
* Experience carrying out the role of Principal Designer Representative under CDM 2015
* Experience managing multi-disciplinary design packages
* Track record of Managing complex Engineering projects 
* Experience with EDMS systems


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