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Job Description

Mott MacDonald Bentley are looking to hire a Design Manager for our collaborative work in the Anglian Water region. Based in Peterborough, you will be a key part of the next stage of projects leading into AMP 8!

What will you be doing as our new Design Manager?

Our Design Manager will play a key role in the successful delivery of the Strategic Pipeline Alliance,

Responsible for the delivery of a specific sub-programme area’s - production engineering programmes of work. A programme focused mindset that takes ownership of the developed programmes and leads the production engineering team to deliver to these agreed milestones.

Accountable through programme management and commercial controls to ensure that the non infra team are providing affordable, sustainable, value adding solutions, which will ultimately provide the clients outcomes to time and budget.

A little bit about your skills, experience, and behaviours:

The ideal candidate will have experience of leading large multi-disciplinary teams within the utilities or infrastructure environment. Strong evidence of consistent high performance in the management and delivery complex programmes of work. An understanding of complex Pumping station MEICA designs / delivery through their own technical expertise or that of a technical design team is a necessity. Awareness and ideally technical experience of working in clean water (drinking) water projects would benefit the candidate and an understanding of client’s minimum asset standards and industry standards would be useful.

Ultimately this role is a senior management role, and the candidate needs to be able to drive programmes and results through others, understand and manage project deliverables which they can confidently take from weekly look ahead and build into detailed programmes, which they manage weekly and report monthly. Is commercially and contractually astute and will be responsible for working with their design team, estimators, and planners.

  • Managing the technical delivery ensuring deliverable quality through an OCRA process
  • Performance management of staff within the design team
  • Owns and manages the design programmes in their region and feeds into collaborative sessions to understand the impacts and needs of other disciplines in the ultimate project delivery.
  • Leads the programme interaction with the different SPA disciplines including delivery, commercial, EIA, digital etc.
  • Working with Technical Assurance Leadership to ensure design achieve SHEQ responsibilities and in accordance with CDM Principal Designer duties.
  • Works closely daily with Project Area Managers and programme planners to ensure contractual water into supply dates are achieved.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Engineering Degree (Essential)
  • Chartered Engineer/Project Manager (Desirable)

The importance of the work we do in SPA cannot be understated. We need the highest calibre of Engineers to be part of this unique project and relish the opportunities and challenges that you can expect from a project of this stature.

At SPA, we are working to combat the impact of climate change and keep fresh, clean water flowing across our region for generations to come. We are now at the pivotal ‘delivery’ milestone of the project, which is a very exciting time to join our team.

What we can offer:

At Mott MacDonald Bentley you will be offered a competitive salary which is commensurate based on your experience. Our core benefits include:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave.
  • Annual professional institution subscription costs
  • Flexible benefits to suit you, including cycle to work scheme and interest free season ticket loans.

Other information

This is a Mott MacDonald Bentley role, employed by Mott MacDonald.
Mott MacDonald Bentley is a joint venture business, established in 1999 between civil engineering contractor JN Bentley and global management consultancy, Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald Bentley offers fully integrated design and build services to its clients, combining the contracting expertise of JN Bentley and the design specialisms of Mott MacDonald.

This role is employed by Mott MacDonald but will involve working across the joint venture business, both with Mott MacDonald and JN Bentley colleagues.

About Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence.

We believe that because we care about what we do, we do things better.
We know that our people are our most valuable asset, so we are dedicated to investing in them, through our comprehensive training and development schemes, exposure to the wider design and build business and endless opportunities.

We are committed to creating a workplace where our people are safe, have a voice, can reach their full potential, and everyone shares in the rewards.

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to projects that benefit our communities – from helping to secure water supplies for future generations to protecting homes and businesses from flood risk – our projects make a real difference.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A Mott MacDonald Bentley we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace where everyone feels included, has the opportunity to thrive, and is treated with respect.

Even if you don’t meet every requirement for this role but are excited about the opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Find out more about our approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion here: https://www.mottmacbentley.co.uk/people.

We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment practices are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible. This includes making adjustments during the job application process and throughout your future career with us. Please call 01756 691572 or email recruitment@jnbentley.co.uk to discuss any such adjustments that we can make. You can read more about our Equal Opportunities Policy here: Equality, diversity and inclusion - Mott MacDonald

Agile working
We are committed to providing a flexible and agile working environment that supports both our employees and the needs of the business.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay
Open to part time work for some roles
Buddy scheme
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Health assessment
Eye Care Support – Eyecare vouchers
Private GP service – Private Medical care for all UK staff
Season ticket loan
Theme park discounts
Religious celebration leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Accrued annual leave
Caregiver Leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks
Enhanced paternity leave – 2 weeks
Shared parental leave – We match up to 24 weeks full pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Tax-free childcare
In office yoga classes
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Pension match/increase
Life insurance
Annual bonus
Income protection
Employee discounts
Professional subscriptions – We pay for your primary professional annual subscription
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Teambuilding days
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at Mott MacDonald

Company employees

18,000 worldwide

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

UK Wide; London, Croydon, Birmingham, Derby, Altrincham, Manchester, Whitehaven, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Bristol, Southampton, Reading, Cambridge, Peterborough, Brighton, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Cardiff, Newport, Exeter, Leicester, Leeds, Skipton, York

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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