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Design Manager/Senior Engineer

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General information


A major international group in the construction engineering and mobility services sectors, Egis creates and operates intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and addressing the major challenges of our time by helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
A 75%-owned subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, with the remaining 25% held by partner executives and employees, Egis places its multiple fields of expertise at the disposal of the community and makes cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects throughout their lifecycle: consulting, engineering, operation.
Through its wide-ranging fields of activity, Egis is a central player in the collective organisation of society and the living environment of its inhabitants all over the world.
€1.22 bn managed turnover in 2019
15,800 employees



Position description

Job title

Design Manager/Senior Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Unit specific context

The MENS’ BU (Project structuring, Operation and New Services) is one of the world leaders in the financial project structuring of PPP projects, as well as in the operation of infrastructures and services. In the road sector, Egis operates and maintains 44 roads and highways, including civil structures such as bridges, viaducts and tunnels. Through 28 operating companies, Egis employs more than 9,300 people in more than 20 countries, i.e. nearly 4,400 km.

M25, one of our flagship projects!

Egis and our joint venture partners have formed Connect Plus Services (CPS), which is the company responsible for managing one of the busiest motorways in Europe through Highways England's largest Design build Finance operate (DBFO) contract. With over 600 people working across CPS and the contract running to 2039, this is a great opportunity to build an important part of your career on a major highways project.

On the M25 and other international Egis projects, our teams have extensive opportunities to develop diverse ranges of expertise and experience whilst contributing to the successful delivery of key services across different sectors of the infrastructure market all over the world.


Job description

Role purpose:

To support the delivery of design and control of the design process. To ensure designs are delivered to meet the project requirements and CPS quality standards.
Manage the coordination between different design teams / design organisations.
Provide cost effective design solutions to maintain and/or improve the road assets to the standards agreed while considering the needs of key stakeholders.
Maintain Design programmes to ensure schemes are delivered to programme an


·         Identify Design resource requirements for schemes.
·         Lead the management of Design produced outside of CPS.
·         Prepare briefs, works instructions, designs fee estimates and clear deliverables for instructing work.
·         Coordinate with the design team to contribute to the development and management of the design deliverables programme:
­    Ensure there is a clear schedule of design deliverables.
­    With the Project Manager, lead internal gateway reviews during the design phase to ensure that they are timely and appropriate sign off is achieved at each gateway.
­    Lead the co-ordination and production of design data, bid deliverables, reports and documentation essential to the project and contractual requirements and report progress against the design deliverables programme.
·         Support the development and implementation of design proposals, ensuring they meet customer requirements, including budget constraints, presenting proposals for approval to the customer. The design should deliver:
­    Safety in construction and use.
­    Quality within affordable parameters.
­    Ease of maintenance, energy efficiency with minimum environmental impact.
­    Innovation to meet customer goals and positive impact on the local community.
·         Ensure designs are appropriate and meet the CPS Quality Management Processes and required levels of quality. Manage the design review process.
·         Monitor and check designs and ensure they meet the brief and are delivered to programme and budget.
·         Allocate tasks to other design disciplines and other members of the Highways team and monitor progress and costs.
·         Seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used in design and construction.
·         Provide professional and technical competence in highway engineering.
·         Management of any 3rd parties or external design teams to ensure that they meet all customer specifications and where necessary, checking their competence and resources.
·         Liaise with all statutory bodies/authorities as required – such as Highway Authorities, Planning Authorities and statutory undertakers.
·         Ensure the Principal Designer duties are met under CDM.
·         Attend relevant community Forums to represent the Engineering Design team.
·         Consider the application of Lean techniques to save money, reduce waste and optimise design and construction.


Qualifications/ skills/ experience:

Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng/MSc/BEng/BSc/HNC and HND).

Membership of an appropriate professional institution (ICE or IHT)
Registered with the Engineering Council to at least IEng level

Alternatively registered with the Engineering Council to IEng or CEng level or with good relevant experience and expecting to obtain IEng/CEng within 12 months from appointment.

5 days of CPD in last 12 months including 3 related to highway engineering

Broad skills, knowledge and understanding of other highway related design areas

Experience in Highway Engineering and operating at a senior level.
Proven experience of leading design teams and coordinating interfaces with other disciplines

Proven experience in the design and construction of highway schemes.
Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material is essential

Competent in highway engineering with substantial post-qualification experience.  Possesses an in-depth knowledge of Design Standards DMRB / MCDHW etc and a knowledge of HE procedures
Experience of CDM Principal Designer role and knowledge of other H&S legislation

Competent in exercising the Designer’s obligations of CDM
CSCS Management, or Professionally qualified persons, or managers card

Understanding of environmental requirements of highway scheme

Knowledge of Highways England and Connect Plus Services procedures necessary to deliver a Highways project and advantage
Knowledge of the use of computer design applications
Excellent IT Skills relevant to Civil Engineering Design and programming are desirable and Microsoft Office is essential.
Project management skills experience of Microsoft Project an advantage
Knowledge of Quality Management and IMS
Consultation experience with Highways England, Local Councils, Emergency Services and key stakeholders
Licensed to drive in the UK or with reciprocal agreement.

Personal attributes:

Team building skills.
Project management skills an advantage.
Ability to develop relationships and engender trust at all levels of the Connect Plus Services organisation and with Clients
Excellent Communication skills


Position localisation

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom


CPS - M25 based at Leatherhead with travel within the M25 DBFO project area

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6-Engineer’s degree

Minimum level of experience required

2-5 years