Design Manager- United Utilities Contract (6 months contract)

Day Rate Contract – £475 – £525 per day

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Design Manager to come on board with us on a 6-month basis and take responsibility for designing the delivery of wastewater infrastructure technical solutions for the United Utilities AMP7 framework. You will take responsibility for the specification compliance of projects and will lead multi-discipline external consultancy engineering teams to ensure solutions are delivered to schedule, budget and United Utilities Asset Standards.

The United Utilities wastewater schemes are likely to adopt civil engineering techniques such as open-cut, shaft construction, timber headings, no-dig techniques (directional drilling/ pipe jacking), sewer re-lining and general sewer rehabilitation. Most of these schemes will also involve temporary works, especially groundwork support.

In this role, you will perform Principal Designer duties and take ownership and accountability of the technical appropriateness and compliance for project solutions delivered by Bethell. You will manage the development and delivery of appropriate, robust, reliable, operable and maintainable designs that meet United Utilities standards whilst overseeing the production and management of engineering budgets and schedules for review by the Pre-Construction Manager and Estimating Director prior to submission.

You’ll be expected to implement change control processes to track and manage the development of the engineering element of a project to ensure all budgetary, programme and scope changes are correctly authorised. You also ensure that all engineering outputs provided are in accordance with Health and Safety Legislation, documented Business Processes, Quality Management Systems & best practice e.g. checked and verified: calculations, drawings, specifications, and compliance with the clients Asset Standards.

Key Skills & Experience Required:


  • Minimum 10 years in the civil engineering industry.
  • Familiar with United Utilities Standards, processes and procedures.
  • BSc in Civil Engineering
  • Has preferably undertaken a similar role in a medium-sized civil engineering business


  • Qualification in Temporary Works evaluation
  • Site experience of wastewater networks and with time spent working within a Contactor’s Design environment.

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