Location: NORTH EAST - UK
Salary: Negotiable
Reference : 22887

Are you an experienced Design Manager who is tempted to explore new challenges in the New Year? If so, this position could be the new opportunity you're looking for!

Blueprint Recruitment Solutions have a fantastic opportunity for a Design Manger to join a well-renowned Energy and Utility Contractor on a permanent basis, focusing primarily on Electrical Distribution.

As a Design Manager, you will be a part of the Design Team, who support the operational delivery of UKPN's 11kV to 132kV Network, refurbishing and building new switchouses and transformer enclosures with associated switchgear, transformers and cabling. 

As the Design Manager, your duties & responsibilities will be:

  • Managing design services, utilising internal and external resources
  • Agreeing safety, commercial and operational targets with the Contract Director
  • Exercising accountability and responsibility for commercial performance
  • Monitoring and reviewing performance against agreed internal and external targets
  • Interfacing with customers and managing and developing relationships
  • Providing support whilst building and developing teams
  • Planning and managing the workload in line with customer requirements
  • Preparing project level design programmes and cost forecasts 

Skills & Knowledge Requirements:

  • Senior management experience in a multi-disciplinary engineering /utility /DNO environment
  • Proven staff management abilities and motivational skills gained in senior roles
  • Ideally, you will be a Chartered Engineer (ie MICE, MIET, MIMechE), or will have relevant experience
  • Relevant management or professional qualifications
  • Understanding of management systems to ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Knowledge and understanding of Industry Standards, relevant codes and Systems
  • Knowledge of protection and control schemes on the 11kV to 132kV Distribution Network.
  • Design management experience
  • Knowledge & understanding of the CDM Regulations and the role of the Designer under the Regs
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • High degree of commercial and contractual awareness
  • Ideally, you will have experience working in a Joint Venture or Alliance environment 

What’s in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holiday
  • Annual bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private health care                                          
  • Company car or car allowance and fuel card   

For further information on this opportunity, please contact Jasmine Bailey on 02392 603030 or email

Alternatively, please apply directly using the “Apply” option below.