Senior Design Manager

Laing O'Rourke

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Design Manager to work on one of our flagship projects in Oxford. We have some of the most incredible projects starting in Oxford from education to life sciences.

Key to this ambition is our technical function with its foundation being built upon our people, our processes, our systems and our data. We are looking to reinforce our future project leaders of the business by investing in Senior Design Managers with our world class people and development strategies.

We are looking to reinforce our future project technical leadership of the business by investing in high potential Senior Design Managers with our world class people and development strategies.

What will the role look like?

  • Our senior design managers are responsible for ensuring technical excellence, assurance and performance, maximising and realising the potential of design to increase certainty on all of our projects.
  • Providing a focus for, and fronting, the pre-construction phase design processes, liaising with the client, the design team, in-house bid team and the operations team.
  • Implementing the processes that enable the design to be disputed and interrogated within a collaborative team framework, to enable risks to be reduced.

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Main contracting background with experience of managing packages £60mil +
  • A deep understanding of the design management role under a variety of contracts and be excited at the prospect of applying their knowledge to new challenges.
  • Ability to manage all elements of the technical design process for major projects, from bid and pre-construction phase through to project completion.

About us:
We are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality – this is what our clients want. And at Laing O’Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it. Laing O’Rourke’s story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

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