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Technical Design Manager
Derby, Leeds, Sheffield, Warrington

Position: Technical Design Manager
Location: Sheffield/Leeds/Warrington/Derby
Type: Permanent/Full Time

The Position:
RPS is looking to recruit a dynamic and proactive design manager to deliver design services to our key water industry clients in the North of England, and to contribute and take a leadership role in the development and delivery of our strategy to grow our Water Industry design services offering working with Clients and Contractors across the UK.
The ability to innovate and collaborate will be essential qualities of the post-holder, along with the ability and experience to break new ground with RPS in a highly competitive and changing environment.

Key Responsibilities:

The role of the Technical Design Manager will focus on:
- The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff through a strong safety culture
- Exceeding the expectations of our clients through quality of delivery
- Delivering project profit targets through robust project management
- Contributing to growth through excellent client relationships and work winning reputation

As part of these, the Technical Manager is responsible for the quality and technical delivery of Water Technical projects primarily in the infrastructure (below ground) area. They will have strong client relationships and a reputation for providing advice and support to clients, and for ensuring that delivery exceeds client expectations wherever possible.


The knowledge, skills and experience required for this role are as follows:
- A senior-level degree-level engineer with demonstrable track record of leading design services in the utilities sector
- Proven track record in delivery and leadership of design services in an infrastructure construction environment
- An aptitude for engaging client relationship management and the ability to assist with identifying, bidding and winning new opportunities
- Knowledge and experience of the UK water sector is essential, specifically, Design knowledge and experience of infrastructure (below ground) water and or wastewater networks
- The ability to work collaboratively with clients, design engineers, contractors and other stakeholders

The education and qualifications required for this role includes:
- Degree in an engineering subject
- Chartered with a relevant institution, or demonstrate equivalent experience
- Relevant qualification or equivalent experience of working with standard delivery, design and planning tools and software

What we offer you:

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and commitment to on-going CPD.

About RPS Water
Our Water business employs over 1,000 staff and has been providing services to the water industry since 1993. Working on all the UK water and sewerage companies and most of the water only companies, our services include water networks management; leakage consultancy; waste water network management; software solutions; utility, land and building surveying; design; water resources and efficiency advice; and flood risk and water environment consultancy.

About RPS Group
RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.