Senior Design Manager – Mechanical – Healthcare

Laing O'Rourke

Are you passionate about exemplary Healthcare sector Design?

Do you understand Healthcare Technical Memoranda? (HTMs)

Are you either an experienced Design Manager or an experienced Healthcare designer?

Then we would love to hear from you!!

Laing O’Rourke has a proven and unparalleled track record of successful delivery in the healthcare sector. We have built 16 hospitals over the past decade, working with a range of healthcare authorities and their advisors. The power of our experience helps us to deliver world class facilities and certainty for clients. https://www.laingorourke.com/projects/healthcare/

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and people focused Mechanically biased Senior Design Manager with healthcare experience to join Laing O’Rourke’s team in the North of England.

This Senior Design Manager will lead the delivery of effective Building Services design across this single large-scale project. They provide a focus for and lead the pre-construction phase design processes, liaising with the client, the design team, in-house bid and detailing teams and the operations team. On live projects, they implement and lead the processes that enable the design to be challenged and interrogated within a collaborative team framework, to enable risks to be reduced.

This Senior Design Manager will be a senior member of the Design Job Family and Technical Function, which is there to ensure technical excellence, assurance and performance across all projects and opportunities from pre-project, early engagement and work winning through to detailed delivery. All our designers are part of our Engineering Enterprise which aims to maximise and realise the potential of design to increase certainty on our projects.

What will the role look like?

  • Provides a focus for and leads the pre-construction phase briefing and design processes.
  • Leads LOR’s design management procedures, providing a functional link between the commercial and construction teams and the designers throughout the project life.
  • Implements the processes that enable the design to be challenged and interrogated within a collaborative team framework.
  • Implements agreed processes for the production, control and distribution of design information at different project stages.
  • Ensures regular progress reporting of the design.
  • Ensures design information is thoroughly reviewed: for buildability, safety and maintainability, ‘completeness & compliance’ and technical suitability before use.
  • Assists the Design Leader in promoting innovation in design management, methodology, processes and practices.
  • Assists the Design Leader in promoting the application and adoption of the Company’s vision and values in all design management activities.

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Experience end to end in design – from concept to handover.
  • First degree in Mechanical Engineering / Other appropriate construction related qualification plus design related experience.
  • Healthcare sector specialism as well as deep and broad experience managing the design of construction or building services projects.

Don’t match all the criteria? We are open and always happy to hear from people with transferable skill sets and a commitment to learning.

Wrong location for you? We have live healthcare projects across the UK plus a huge pipeline of work in the Healthcare sector and would love to expand our talent pools with passionate and technically brilliant people.

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.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

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