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Design Lead

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: South Gyle, BORDER, GB, EH12 9DQ

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Req Id : 3039 

Job Title : Design Lead  

Business Unit Sector : PCL-WTR EMEIA 

Work Location : UKEDINBURG 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

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ENG: Engineering
Job Summary

To support the Design Manager and other team members in delivering detailed design services within the aBV alliance, in accordance with all relevant technical standards, producing the required outputs on time, within budget and to the quality required. Undertake management role within the design team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage the implementation the project requirements to fully meet the client specification in accordance with relevant standards
  • Assist in the development and take management responsibility for allocated project team members
  • Assist with the competency appraisal process subject to suitable level of supervision.
  • Represent the design function in multi-disciplinary aBV Programme and Delivery teams.
  • Comply with the requirements of the aBV Integrated Management System including Health & safety, Environmental and all other appropriate regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation of and monitoring of design budgets for projects including the planning, monitoring and reporting of project resources and finances.
  • Prepare, check and approve (in accordance with IMS level of responsibility) feasibility studies, inspections assessment and technical reports, and other written documents in an appropriate format, ensuring compliance with aBV procedures.
  • Prepare/check, and approve (in accordance with IMS level of responsibility) design approach, calculations, drawings and documents.
  • Undertake project reviews in accordance with the aBV IMS.
  • Take line management responsibility for allocated design team members to ensure timely project delivery is within budget, and in accordance with programme and quality requirements.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the wider aBV team and the external client, and other relevant stakeholders Keep up to date with industry best practice and where appropriate identify innovation/best practice for consideration.
  • Complete performance appraisals with direct reports and provide learning and development opportunities where possible, including taking on mentoring role where appropriate.



  • Good written and oral communication and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated with the drive to achieve continuous improvement targets, and participate in career development initiatives.
  • Proven ability to work within a team environment with a dedicated approach to meet project deadlines.
  • Client  focused approach to service delivery


Flexible working will be considered for this role.

Minimum Qualifications

Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (CEng/IEng through ICE, or relevant equivalent professional qualification)

(or equivalent relevant experience)


Computer literate and conversant with the MS Office suite

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.



Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.


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