Location
Aylesbury
Vacancy Reference:
22752

About The Role

EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall. All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects.

EKFB are looking for a Technical Lead/Senior Design Manager to join our team in the Aylesbury Area. This position will lead the Section design delivery teams (Permanent Works – PW – Temporary Works – TW – Utilities, Engineering and Design Consents) and the technical assurance team for efficient delivery of the design phase and design changes along the Construction phase.

This role will have overall accountability managing, enabling and monitoring the timely delivery of the integrated design (PW and TW) and design consenting programmes in line with the construction and overall project programme and consideration of quantities and cost implications.

This position will have overall technical accountability to the Construction Director for the design/technical delivery within the section, in particular on the overall coordination of all designs involving multiple design disciplines, its buildability, ensuring the coordination and integration of the PW with the Key TW designs. 

The Technical Lead/Senior Design Manager will establish collaborative working environment within the C23 IPT, to deliver the best project outcomes and liaise closely with the Design Discipline leads and other Technical Function Senior Management Team (SMT) to ensure the delivery of designs with a consistent approach across the project, and in compliance with the relevant EKFB Management Plans.
This position will ensure that Designers’ requirements for reliance information in the Section are timely articulated and then actioned by the relevant EKFB personnel. The role will also guide and oversee the design activities from ASC and TW designers related to the Section, in coordination with the Design Delivery Director to ensure a consistent approach across the project.
This role will support the Design Delivery Director with the commercial management of designers, liaising with the Commercial team as required. Supports as well with the design risk management, ensuring that key risks are articulated and communicated to the EKFB risk team for quantification and proper commercial management.
The Technical Lead/Senior Design Manager will be responsible for reviewing and reporting design delivery performance in the section through (to include cost, programme, contract, scope, progress, change, compliance, governance etc.), in liaison and with support from the project controls and commercial teams. The role will also ensure compliance with the CDM 2015 Regulations.

About You

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Chartered Civil Engineer
  • Design Management in large scale projects, leading and overseeing design delivery for permanent works, temporary works, utilities, and engineering processes, including as well overall consents of the works
  • Focus on the timely and integrated delivery of design and design-related consents
  • Management of commercial aspects of design contracts with a focus on overall performance
  • Strong communication skills at multiple organizational levels, internally and externally

About Us

EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall. All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects.

EKFB is proud to have been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Our scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 overbridges and around 30 million cubic metres of excavation. EKFB is committed to improving lives, communities and the engineering and construction industry by providing sustained employment opportunities and being a good neighbour, protecting the environment and the places we work.

If you would like to be part of our collaborative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking culture, then please apply today. 

In return, we’re offering a competitive salary & benefits.

EKFB brings together international, market leading technical expertise. We have an industry leading track record of delivering major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, the Millau Viaduct, Mersey gateway and the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire High Speed Rail link.

We are committed to, and strongly believe in, inclusiveness and equality of opportunity. Everyone who works with EKFB has a contribution to make; this is why we welcome applications from different backgrounds, experiences and abilities. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels they are able to be themselves. Please contact us if there is any additional support you might require making an application. 

Please note your CV may be shared with joint venture partners on this project.

Pre-employment checks:

It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

NB. BPSS security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)

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