Infrastructure Design Manager - Railway Civil Engineering

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Infrastructure Management - Transport & Infrastructure
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About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Design Manager within the field of Railway Civil Engineering. The role can be based in either our Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, London or Nottingham offices.

The role will be focused on providing the design support on railway civil engineering projects. The successful candidate will have a proven record as a Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) or a similar role within a railway authority, with experience at different GRIP stages. Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that the individual is comfortable working on complex and challenging schemes within a fast-paced, professional environment and is able to manage stakeholder expectations to the benefit of the scheme.

In addition to having a proven record of railway civil engineering design experience, the individual will have a deep technical interest in the interface between railways, earthworks, geotechnical, bridges and drainage designs. Thereby, being willing to understand cross-discipline input to provide fully integrated, commercial design solutions from feasibility through to construction.

It is also important that the individual is driven by a genuine desire to identify the optimum design solutions to complex engineering problems and is able to take a pragmatic approach to the application of specialist advice to achieve specific project outcomes. As such, the successful candidate will be both technically and commercially astute with a good understanding of cost, programme, contractual and build ability issues associated with railway infrastructure schemes.

About the team

BWB is a leading engineering and environmental consultancy with over 300 people based in 7 offices throughout the UK. We have an established reputation for delivering high quality consultancy services to corporate, industrial, development and financial clients across a variety of sectors.

Our Transport & Infrastructure Design Service provides infrastructure design services on a broad range of projects ranging from building external works to major rail freight interchanges and strategic residential developments. These schemes are undertaken for a variety of clients from local developers to national contractors and major private sector companies.

About you

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, approachable and possess strong communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels internally and particularly with external design team members and clients. Having previous experience of communicating with clients and other stakeholders on a face to face basis is essential and a key part of this role.  

The preparation of clear and concise technical reports and presentations is vital, as well as the ability to communicate complex engineering issues to a non-technical audience.

You will understand key Network Rail standards and be interested in developing your understanding of other disciplines associated with the design and construction of major infrastructure projects.


Why choose BWB?

It’s quite simple really. We invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities, that’s why!

It’s not just us who say that either. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • Ranked #65 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • Ranked #22 in the Building Magazine's Top 50 Engineers
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy
  • ACE Technology Champions 2017
  • ACE Training Initiative of the Year 2016
  • ACE Best UK Business Performance for a Medium-sized Firm 2016

These accolades show that we’re a dynamic, successful and growing business that helps all our employees achieve their full potential.

Take a look at where you can see a selection of the type of projects we work on, and there are some videos too which give an insight to what it’s like to work with us.

What we can offer you

  • An excellent career with a competitive salary
  • Exciting and varied project experience
  • 25 days holiday plus additional holiday purchasing scheme
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 5 paid days for STEM activity
  • Cashback medical cover
  • Rewards scheme offering discounts on shopping, cinema tickets, theme parks & gyms
  • Long service rewards including increased holiday entitlement & pension contributions

Investors in People - Gold Disability confident committed 

BWB Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People (“Disability Confident Committed”) symbol.

We are committed to equal opportunities and will therefore consider employment applications on the basis of merit regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

To learn more about working for us and what we offer take a look at our careers pages

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