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Associate Director - Design Manager

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Associate Director - Design Manager

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Joining our Group and its 19,500 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.


In the UK, we are delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. We work in the transport and energy sectors, providing consultancy, engineering and operations services for clients such as major airports, governments, regulators, cities and rail and road operators.


With over 50 years of experience in the rail industry, we’ve delivered complex and challenging multidisciplinary projects all over the world. Our expertise extends to depots, operations, maintenance analytics and asset management across all aspects of rail, including transport, technical and sustainability assessments and systems infrastructure.


Egis Transport Solutions, a business unit of the Egis Group, brings together all of the necessary expertise for guided urban transport and heavy rail: systems, automation, rolling stock, safety, equipment, civil engineering, environment, etc.


With a growing pipeline of project-related works, EGIS is seeking an experienced candidate for the Associate Director - Design Manager based in London. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the UK Transportation sector.

Job description

Core responsibilities:

·       Establish Egis’ international Engineering Design Centre (EDC) strategy and team management structure for Transportation in the UK
·       Management of personnel within the project and international EDC team, including engineers, BIM managers, BIM coordinators, document controllers, and GIS specialists for production of engineering design deliverables
·       Take a lead role in managing the design team in your discipline and managing all technical aspects related to interdisciplinary coordination
·       Proactively review design documentation to ensure compliance to standard and requirements
·       Review, evaluate and implement rail industry standards to ensure compliance of the engineering deliverables to the standards (quality)
·       Brief the project / EDC team as necessary on standard updates,

·       Be responsible for the consistency of the deliverables across all projects

·       Plan and co-ordinate the activities of the design team (CAD, engineers, expert resources)

·       Liaise with Client’s team for all related issues or decisions, represent teams in meetings, provide technical opinion or support whenever needed

Coordinate the Quality aspects of the sub-systems deliverables as per the project Quality Management plan principles
·       Review and approve (wherever applicable) all deliverables, act as a technical control level across projects
·       Maintain and develop competency of the team within your discipline, including:
·     Competency assessment,
·     Professional reviews,
·     Training plan,
·     Guidance and mentoring to junior team members, support the senior team in growing the technical capability of the discipline/business
·       Support the senior team to implement efficient processes to manage system safety (including CDM, CSM-RA and interoperability), Verification and Validation (V&V) and system assurance

BIM Management & Development

·       Define Egis’ BIM/Digital Strategy and establish our ISO 19650 accreditation for Transportation in the UK
·       Define a BIM implementation plan and road map to reach BIM Level 2 to ISO1950 series (including programme)
·       Ensure BIM processes and protocols for input data management and external deliverables / published documentation
·       Produce BIM Execution Plans (BEPs) and Digital Strategies
·       Defines collaborative process and procedures (including 2D and 3D clash detection)
·       Review tenant information to ensure accurate and consistent model information
·       Ensure all data generated by Egis personnel meet individual project requirements set out in both Exchange Information requirements (EIR) and project BIM Execution Plans (BEP) 
·       Define approach to project modelling (2D - 3D), train, develop and support team members
·       Manage coordination of the CAD/3D model and established agreed workflows

·       Manage GIS / 3D modelling (phased plans) / schedule interfaces


Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Attributes



  • Extensive experience in Engineering / Technical functions, with at least 5 years’ experience as a Design Manager / BIM Manager / Production Manager in major infrastructure/transportation projects.

  • Proven capability in managing design interfaces, integration processes and defining a projects Digital Strategy

  • Experience of working in an engineering production environment

  • A railway, transportation or construction background

  • A clear understanding of our multi-disciplinary design approach and the delivery of projects to a high quality, throughout all design stage gates

  • Good knowledge of UK design standards, such as Network Rail, HS2 and TfL

  • Experience of Implementing BIM Level 2 Accreditation / Certification to ISO 19650 within a Business Environment

  • Track record of mobilizing teams to ISO19650 on project kick offs

  • Experience producing and maintaining BEPs, Task Information Delivery Plans (TIDP), Master Information Delivery Plans (MIDP) and Model Production Delivery





  • BSc or similar in Bachelor Degree (BEng, BSc) in a Numerate, Scientific or Engineering subject

  • Chartered Engineer status from a recognised institution

  • Knowledge and understanding of rail engineering regulations (CDM, CSM, RIR)

  • Knowledge of Dynamo/similar, and ability to write scripts

What’s in it for you:


By joining Egis, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.

27 days’ annual leave (rising to 29) as well as bank holidays

  • Annual Bonus
  • Healthcare – Individual or family, based on employee level
  • Life Assurance Bereavement Support Service
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers with Specsavers
  • Mobile Phone Allowance
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Training & Development

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We at EGIS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. EGIS appreciates all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at EGIS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for EGIS, you will be included, listened to, and respected.


We are committed to our planet

In each project we design, engineer and operate we care deeply about the legacy we’re leaving behind. As part of our team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to use your skills and expertise to shape a better future for our communities in the UK, and all around the globe.


Our commitment is translated in the work carried out by our Egis Foundation, which funds concrete actions to address the climate crisis and is focused on educational and social initiatives that will help in the responsible and sustainable shift towards a sustainable world.

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required

Over 10 years