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Design Manager M/F

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With 32,400 employees working in 60 countries, Bouygues Construction designs, builds and rehabilitates the infrastructures and buildings that are essential for a sustainable society. All over the world, the teams support the development of low-carbon energy production and public transport infrastructures and provide their expertise in the design, construction and renovation of buildings and neighbourhoods essential to life (health, education, work, tourism, leisure, public services, defence, etc.). The teams' commitment is based on three top priorities: safety culture, respect for human rights and ethics.  

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Design Manager M/F


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Executive/ Manager

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VSL Systems (UK) is growing and seeking an experienced Engineer for our Ground Engineering team. Adaptability to different geographical locations is essential with projects scattered across the UK. We provide travel and accommodation support.
VSL specialises in post-tensioned and cable-stayed structures, foundations, and ground engineering. We're committed to designing, constructing, maintaining, and upgrading major structures, ensuring unmatched safety, performance, and durability.

Location: London offices and/or Sizewell construction site


Organize, direct, and oversee the design activities for one or multiple projects.
Mobilize and lead teams of Engineers and Draftsmen to execute project designs and submissions efficiently.
Manage and monitor design progress, ensuring compliance with external and company standards.
Serve as the primary interface with client representatives.
Report directly to the Project Manager.
Plan and monitor departmental resources including personnel, equipment, and tools.
Recruit Engineers and Drafters for current and future projects.
Supervise, review, and organize the Design teams.
Identify training needs for Engineers and develop training plans accordingly.
Conduct training sessions to enhance staff competence.
Develop budget forecasts for design activities of each project.
Monitor and review hourly timesheets of staff members and manage invoicing.
Supervise Design Engineers, Methods Engineers, and Draftspersons.
Ensure proper implementation of designs by the Production team.
Arrange regular Design reviews and conduct necessary inspections.
Attend Management Site Inspections when necessary.
Create workload schedules for the team.
Implement design control procedures effectively.
Oversee technical submissions for respective projects.
Assist in the technical and commercial preparation of tender projects.
Assess technical risks related to project methods.
Coordinate with Technical Centers or external Consultants as needed.
Attend meetings with Clients and Consultants.
Provide design or technical reports as required.
Participate in Transfer, Tender Meetings, wrap-up meetings, etc., as needed.
Contribute to Construction or Production objectives and End-of-Site technical matters if necessary.
Attend Management Reviews and HSE Committee meetings as required.
Attend Client Meetings as necessary.
Review designs, methods, and other documentation as needed.

Degree in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a related discipline.
Proven experience in design management.
Strong leadership and communication skills.
Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment.
Familiarity with relevant software and tools.
Knowledge of industry standards and regulations.
Proficiency in English; additional languages desirable.
VSL’s story started with a genuine technical revolution that helped broaden the horizons for civil and construction engineers allowing them to push the boundaries of calculating structures further. Throughout the years we have continued to develop our products, equipment, and construction technologies to respond to more and more stringent specifications in terms of quality, performance, and construction speed.
Day in, and day out, our teams deliver some of the most technically innovative and challenging projects across the UK and the world. With a strong corporate culture, our values reflect how we operate with

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Other countries, United Kingdom