EV Design Manager

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Hard Services Engineering Recruitment, Data Centre & Critical Engineering
Salary: $55,000
Contact Name: Jamie Goodwin

Contact Email: jamie@hvacrecruitment.com
Job ref: 10064
Published: about 1 year ago

ICP (Independent Connection Provider) & EV Design Manager

Location: Office is based in Worcester and the role covers Midlands, North England & East / North East Scotland

Salary: £48,000 - 55,000 plus Electric Vehicle & Benefits

About the company: Specialists in designing and installing new and upgraded electricity connections to business, industry and commercial properties, they offer a full project management and delivery service from initial design to the final switch-on.

Purpose of the role: The role of Design Manager is pivotal to controlling and developing the design phase of all projects across new connections and EV charging.

The responsibilities are divided into 2 key workstreams as detailed below:

  • Design Operations:  management of the design process and workflow; utilising internal and external design teams to deliver project design requirements on-time, on-budget and to the appropriate quality standards

  • Continuous Improvement: lead the strategy and implementation of change to the Design function; ensuring that the processes, resources and output are fit to support the planned business growth from 2023 onwards

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Overseeing the day-to-day design operations for ICP & EV project delivery, covering all key disciplines (civils, HV, LV, temporary works etc)

  • Managing internal and external design resources to deliver on-time, on-budget and to the required specifications

  • Enforcing stringent, ‘industry-leading' quality standards in output/drawings at each design stage

  • Ensuring service level agreements for design completion are consistently delivered by internal and external design resources

  • Reporting on the performance of the design function to the Senior Leadership Team and other relevant stakeholders at regular intervals

  • Maintaining disciplined document management and version control both during and after the design process

  • Reducing commercial and operational risk through robust design reviews and governance 

  • Undertaking site and client visits where necessary to support high-profile projects

  • Mitigating the likelihood of health and safety incidents via comprehensive, safety-focused, design output

  • Shaping and implementing the future strategy of the design function to ensure it is fit to support forecasted business growth

  • Driving continuous improvement of all business processes linked to design (directly or indirectly)

  • Monitoring changes in legislation, regulation and codes of practice to ensure absolute compliance

  • Onboarding, and ongoing management, of third-party design partners

  • Building strong and effective working relationships with other internal teams and key colleagues

  • Engaging with the wider group design community to seek best practice and efficiencies

  • Balance working remotely with consistent office-working for team engagement

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree level or equivalent, or currently working at or above Graduate level 

  • Electrical design experience and/or qualification

  • HV/LV Qualifications (Desired not Essential)

  • Strong proven experience in electrical infrastructure project delivery

Should this role be of any interest at all please apply online with your CV or call Jamie on 0121 809 1999