Lead Designer

AECOM
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 1
2 + Years Experience


Company: AECOM
Skills: Design Engineer
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


United Kingdom - Glasgow, Glasgow

Job Summary

Are you an experienced design engineer capable of delivering detailed outlines and designs of portable water infrastructure? We have an exciting role in our Caledonia Water Alliance project team based in Stepps as part of our joint venture with Morrison Utility Services and our client, Scottish Water.

As a Lead Designer, you will provide valuable support to Project Managers throughout the project design and delivery cycle, identifying the need for design resources and specialist input (ecological, geotechnical, hydraulic modelling, MEICA etc.) The responsibility of mentoring technical design staff and managing stakeholder expectations call for knowledge of crucial design processes and communication skills.

Lead Designers will have the following roles and responsibilities:

Project Engagement

Support the PM during the acceptance and engagement phase of the project providing feedback on the quality and extent of the hand over documentation identifying gaps in information;

Attend site visits and walkovers, record information relevant to design and construction and ensure that information is circulated to the design team;

Project Planning

Support the PM in preparation of the ePMP, project programme and cost estimation highlighting needs for specialist input (ecological, geotechnical, hydraulic modelling, MEICA etc.)

Identify and document the design resources required to cover all technical and drafting tasks within the project including checking and verification.

Design Phase
  • Manage the preparation of design information for both outline design (Cx2) and detailed design (directed Cx3) stages;
  • Provide the key role of technical lead on projects, or programmes of smaller projects, where appropriate. If project requires additional technical leadership, identify this and ensure that it is requested and provided;
  • Manage design elements of project to programme, cost and quality requirements;
  • Manage the multi-disciplinary team to complete technical project delivery ensuring that they are provided a clear brief, defined time periods and opportunities for regular interaction with other team members;
  • Monitor developing designs and resolve any issues highlighted by the design team escalating to the PM as required.
  • Provide Early Warning advice to the PM for items outside of project scope.
  • Manage the preparation of the EES Schedule liaising with the CWA estimating team to incorporate non-standard construction activities or risks;
  • Liaise with construction delivery teams regarding buildability issues;
  • Manage liaison with key stakeholders: AIM, CSD, Network, Delivery, Shared Services, Fire Authorities, Roads Authorities etc.;
CDM & Quality
  • Ensure that the CWA IMS procedures are implemented and adhered to;
  • Ensure the requirements of the Designer and Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations are met
  • Review and sign off H&S documentation including design risk assessments
  • Ensure checking and verification procedure is adhered to; Provide mentorship and guidance to Technical Design Staff
  • Ensure that design information conforms to Scottish Water Standards & Specifications reporting requested or required waivers to the project PM if necessary;
Programme level
  • Contribute to resource planning with CAD Manager
  • Provide relevant technical skills for the wastewater industry - e.g. (pipeline) hydraulics, civil engineering design, construction techniques, understanding of other engineering disciplines;
  • Understanding of the application, benefits and limitations of a wide range of solutions to problems - for example both traditional engineering solutions and sustainable solutions
  • Liaise with Engineering Manager, Quality and CAD Manager regarding design standards and resourcing issues;
Approval Authority

Technical Leads are authorised to:
  • Check, review, verify and approve work undertaken by the technical support team and Design Team
Minimum Requirements
  • Engineering degree qualified.
  • Chartered Engineer Status (or approaching chartered status).
  • Experience in the full cycle of project design delivery from inception to detailed design.
  • Sufficient experience to lead major water and drainage infrastructure engineering projects.
  • Ability to liaise and engage with clients and key stakeholders;
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support and supervise junior staff;
  • Flexible to travel to other AECOM and client offices.
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications :
  • Significant experience in managing the technical delivery of large-scale water engineering projects
  • Project management experience
  • Industry recognised Health and Safety qualifications
  • Experience of having undertaken a mentoring role in developing staff capabilities
Your Benefits

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you'll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You'll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you're a member of the Reserve Forces, you'll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighbourhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241656BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.