The Design Manager leads the Design teams during design delivery and manages design activities of water supply projects in the Company.
He / she is the main counterpart of Project Managers and a key support in client interactions. He / she works closely with Project Managers for the review and validation of design deliverables and monitors the checking and reviews of all design phases and ensures the proper implementation of all related adjustments and revisions.
The jobholder conducts design value engineering in coordination with the project manager and design teams. He / she supports the Project Manager with budget, schedule, client, technical and quality management activities on projects.
He / she shall stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the water supply design market and represent the firm in the professional engineering and water supply infrastructure community, as needed.
Ensure responsibilities are fulfilled with a high quality cost effectively
Support project managers with the management of client relations and expectations, as needed
Support project managers in client presentations and workshops, as needed
Support project managers with responding to client clarifications and technical issues, as needed
Ensure client satisfaction with water supply design deliverables
Support the collection of internally available data to support project execution
Lead one or more design teams during design delivery
Lead discussions with clients to determine criteria guiding design, including budgets, preferences, etc
Develop concept designs for water supply, including all required drawings and reports, for projects of high complexity, for discussion with clients
Guide the refinement of selected design options into schematic and draft final designs, including all required drawings and reports
Lead the coordination with other design specializations to coordinate design requirements across disciplines for water supply design projects of high complexity across all design stages as needed
Closely work with stakeholders for design value engineering for projects of medium to high complexity, as needed
Closely work with Project Managers for the review and validation of design deliverables for projects of medium to high complexity with clients and authorities, capturing feedback and obtaining approvals, as needed
Closely work with the Quantity Surveying Department for the development of tender documents, including specifications, bills of quantities and conditions of contracts, and provide support during the tender process, as needed
Closely work with project teams for reviewing design deliverables of water supply design projects of medium complexity, including conducting detailed reviews and checks and the issuance of checking reports, as needed
Coordinate the review of complex designs with Principals and Associate Principals, in coordination with design teams and Project Managers
Support Project Managers in developing, reviewing and updating work programs and man hour estimates and in managing changes in project scope, schedule or budgets, as needed
Support Project managers in managing project budgets, resource allocation and project schedules, as needed
Support Project Managers in managing project contractual risks, as needed
Support Project Managers in managing external suppliers and subcontracts and in ensuring the adherence of their deliverables with the project scope, schedule and budget
Assist Project Managers in monitoring and managing the projects budget and schedule, as needed
Provide support to Project Managers in developing periodic progress reports, as needed
Assist Project Managers with implementing quality control policies and procedures on design deliverables and conduct peer review on team members deliverables
Support during the supervision stage, as needed, including responding to RFI s and solving water supply design conflicts, in coordination with local design support teams
Upload design deliverables into the knowledge management repository as per policies and procedures
Attend periodic training to further develop relevant skills