About the role

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for a Design Manager to join our team to work in Birmingham.

Role Purpose:

Carrying out the Design Managers Accountabilities

What you’ll be doing

  • Ensure the role of the Designer is fulfilled in accordance with CDM2015 and ensure that a CDM Design Risk Register is maintained documenting the design actions taken with due regard to the Principles of Prevention. This requires active use of BBVs CDM Safetibase and engagement with HS2 operations and maintenance representatives
  • Ensure the design resources have the competency to fulfil the role of Designer (as required by CDM) and coordinate with the BBV Health & Safety department for training and development
  • Ensure multi-disciplinary input to the design for the necessary expertise and coordination, including other BBV teams (internal), HS2 and external stakeholders
  • Ensure the design meets the HS2 Environmental Minimum Requirements, including all requirements for environmental mitigation
  • Work in accordance with the BBV Design Management Plan and the Basis of Design documents
  • Maintain an up to date design assumption log and risk register
  • Work closely with the BBV Consents team to ensure design deliverables are produced to meet consent application requirements
  • Work closely with the stakeholder management and community liaison teams to ensure designs are shared externally where necessary
  • Ensure work is undertaken in accordance with the BIM Execution Plan, ensuring that design information conforms to the necessary standards and can be shared for use in 4D and 5D planning and cost estimation
  • Prepare Design Interface Control Documents in coordination with the Design & Engineering Interface Control Leads (where appointed for key stakeholders)
  • Prepare designs in accordance with the agreed design programme and with an agreed resource to meet budget constraints
  • Timely communication of risk and change to the Design Project Manager, providing support for preparation of Compensation Events (cost and programme impacts)
  • Who we’re looking for

    The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • Qualified Civil Engineer or similar equivalent, with multi-disciplinary breadth
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of the construction environment for safe and buildable designs
  • Experience of working with a major design consultancy
  • Highly organised with good management and coordination skills
  • BBV behaviours, respecting equality and diversity
  • Leading teams, people management skills, effective delegation, mentoring & coaching and developing others A
  • Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations and, in particular, Designer and Principal Designer duties
  • Good Digital Skills
  • The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Large scale linear project experience (eg rail, highway or similar).
  • Experience and confidence to constructively challenge to optimise design solutions which balance project requirements, risks and constraints
  • Negotiation and issue resolution skills
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • CSCS card
  • Why work for us

    Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2.

    We are building the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

    Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all – living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

    Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people’s personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

    Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

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