Design Manager (Construction & Engineering)

Design Manager (Construction & Engineering)

Location: Plymouth (Full Time)

Rate: £60 per hour (Outside IR-35)

Duration: 6 months initially

Techniche are working with a large Engineering Contractor who are seeking an experienced Construction & Engineering projects Design Manager. This is a long term infrastructure project in Plymouth.

The Design Manager position will be responsible for leading or supporting a design team delivering complex nuclear and non-nuclear projects. It will be managing both new-build infrastructure as well as projects relating to the development of existing dockyard and marine facility buildings & associated plant.

The role will also provide cover for the BIM Manager during any absence. As well as approving, managing and supervising the process for developing all graphical, non-graphical and document information relating to infrastructure and equipment for both Nuclear Safety Related and Non- Nuclear facilities.

Experience Required:

  • Experience in a Design Manager, Design Authority or Design Leadership Capacity
  • Experienced in the design and substantiation of engineering systems.
  • Experienced in leading, motivating and supporting design teams.
  • Experienced in design process management.
  • Working within strict regulatory environments (safety, quality and security)
  • Knowledgeable of operating within marine, defence, nuclear or other high-hazard environments


  • Implementing design processes and contributing to their ongoing development.
  • Helping to develop and sustain a Design Authority capability.
  • Defining and maintaining the Design Intent of a wide range of facilities and assets.
  • Managing technical design packages.
  • Planning for effective project implementation and lead in the technical planning process.
  • Ensuring that effective safety quality management arrangements are in place and adhered to.
  • Liaising closely with other teams and stakeholders.