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Senior Design Manager (68505BR)

Mott Macdonald Bentley are recruiting for a Senior Design Manager to join the team in Peterborough on a permanent basis, based in the Anglian Water Alliance areas.
East of England | Peterborough
Civil, Water
Contract type Permanent Job reference 68505BR
Work pattern
Full time
Recruiter Josh Shaw
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Job Description

The Water Non-Infra Senior Design Manager is responsible for leading the delivery of the engineering design. In this role, you will:

  • Be part of one of the most successful, award-winning and progressive UK water sector delivery organisations.
  • Lead and develop your engineering design team to develop engineering design strategies and solutions.
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior General Manager, Commercial Manager and Construction Manager to deliver best value solutions.
  • Develop new ways of working to reduce carbon, increase biodiversity, address climate change, and embrace innovations and new digital technologies.
  • Grow your professional internal and external networks with a multitude of partners that form the @one Alliance.
  • Jointly develop strategies for AMP8.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Engineering degree.
  • Preferably a chartered engineer or working towards chartered status.
  • Experience of designing multi-disciplinary water industry capital projects, from solution to detailed design.
  • An experienced manager of people and teams, developing others, and managing staff welfare.
  • Experience, or a strong understanding of construction, procurement, and commissioning.
  • Proven record in delivering design projects to program, budget, and quality requirements, and managing competing tensions.
  • Proven ability to manage designer’s responsibilities under CDM.

Candidate Specification


  • Developing a collaborative team culture, as well as working effectively within a multidiscipline and diverse team.
  • Building partnering relationships and undertaking stakeholder management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence, with an ability to understand the needs and views of others and adapt own approach.
  • Organised – able to organise own and teams’ workload, with an ability to proactively plan.
  • Leading and developing a team – ability to provide leadership in a dynamic and innovative environment, with changing requirements and competing tensions, and able to provide guidance on priorities and empower others to make decisions.
  • Undertake line management and staff welfare. Assess competencies, support performance management and undertake mentoring and development of staff.
  • Comfortable in presenting to, influencing and negotiating with a wide range of teams, stakeholders, and customers.

Personal Behaviours

  • Resilient – can maintain energy and focus when under pressure and when experiencing setbacks.
  • Growth mindset and uses mistakes to learn and develop experience.
  • Values and seeks differing views to inform own decisions, with an ability to assess and challenge alternative views.
  • Humility regarding understanding own limits and that success is driven by the collective team, rather than one individual.
  • Inspires, encourages and support others to achieve outcomes.
  • High sense of personal responsibility – demonstrates this through commitment to results and caring about people.
  • Support creating a positive, fulfilling, and creative environment, where everyone is respected and heard, and promotes diversity and inclusion.
  • Constructively challenge convention and seek innovation and continuous improvement opportunities.

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.