Job Overview

EC&I Design Manager

Job Title: EC&I Design Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Salary: 60000
Reference: #6894
Contact Name: James Field
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2021 12:03

Job Description

Job Title: EC&I Design Manager 
Salary: £60k p/annum
Location: Preston

An innovative and rapidly growing company is hiring an EC&I Design Manager who will report to the Engineering Manager, with goals to maximise productivity, quality, the development staff and continuous improvement. 

Responsibilities include:

Engineering Productivity & Quality 

  • Supervise the engineers & their workload
  • Attend resource planning meetings and assist the Engineering Manager
  • Promote the adherence to company policy and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with both the client and statutory requirements
  • Promote a close working relationship with other departments.

Employee Development

  • Conduct performance appraisals for employees
  • Monthly contact with staff to ensure their professional and personal development is on track
  • Develop a supportive, encouraging, and learning environment
  • Identify training needs, and develop, communicate and support the professional and personal development of the staff
  • Working with the Engineering Manager and other internal stakeholders to recruit new employees. 

Continual Improvement

  • Ongoing assessment of engineering processes and procedures to identify and implement improvements
  • Implementation of continuous improvement initiatives 

Line Management

  • Deal with staff matters on a daily basis
  • Assist the Engineering Manager where required
  • Promote adherence to the H&S policy
    • Reporting near misses and accidents
    • Risk assessments for non-routine activities

For a specific project or projects:

  • Be accountable for the technical management and delivery within time, cost, and quality
  • Maintain technical compliance with the contract and resolve technical conflicts where possible
  • Ensure cross-discipline integration
  • Assist the project management staff in:
    • Understanding the technical delivery such that they may manage budget/expenditure information and work durations
    • Reviewing progress and the critical path
    • Identify and minimise the company's exposure to risk
    • Identify and report changes
  • Promote cohesion across the project team

Design Tasks

Carrying out design tasks to meet the time, cost, and quality requirements of projects such as:

  • Scheme design deliverables
  • Detail design deliverables
  • Production of manufacturing documentation
  • Take part in client meetings, testing / commissioning activities, and post-project review meetings
  • Maintaining the project’s working folder
  • Checking and approving of deliverables produced by other team members

Tendering Tasks

This may include but not be limited to:

  • Production of concept designs
  • Estimating durations for the design of tender items
  • Composing technical responses to quotation requests

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Has been responsible for a variety of diverse projects or activities ranging in both size and complexity
  • An ability and desire to support, motivate and develop others
  • Sufficient knowledge, interpersonal skills, and communication skills to attract respect and exert influence within his or her assigned group of staff
  • Proven organisational, administrative, and planning abilities
  • Commercially and delivery-focused
  • Experience or familiarity with continual improvement methodologies
  • Degree / HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)

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Tel: 01257 244748