Murphy

Design Manager (Lead Engineer)

Job description

Design Manager (Lead Engineer) - Substations


Would you like to join one of the UK's Best Big Companies as awarded by Best Companies? Murphy is currently recruiting for a Design Manager to join our award-winning Energy team. Our team is known for its extensive in-house expertise and continual drive to innovate within the industry. The Design Manager will report into the Senior Engineering Manager supporting a portfolio of projects. Successful candidates will have management and technical responsibility for a team of Design Coordinators working across Substation projects.


Following the ‘One Murphy’ approach, we’re able to deliver all aspects of the projects we work on. J. Murphy & Sons has designed, constructed, and commissioned projects for clients such as National Grid, SSE and Ørsted, on both transmission and distribution networks within the Energy sector.


What you will be doing

  • Lead the engineering design delivery of existing major Transmission HV 132/275/400kV Substation new build and extension projects as part of the ASTI and RIIOT2 frameworks.
  • Lead Design Management requirements at tender and/or Early Contractor Engagement stage and allocate resources as appropriate during tender, FEED, and detailed design stages.
  • Integrate multiple engineering disciplines including HV Plant, Protection and Control and Civils from a mix of internal and external designers and OEMs.
  • Undertake the role of Principal Design Representative on project(s) ensuring design information is being suitable managed and communicated to the various roles and compliant with the requirements of CDM 2015 Regulations
  • Involvement in the development of Business Unit and Group Design Management continual process improvement activities
  • Review design pack submissions as required for technical compliance, quality and completeness.
  • Develop and assist the project Planners with maintaining the design and engineering aspect of programmes.
  • Monitor and expedite key engineering programme issues including the procurement of services and equipment to the Business Unit Procurement function.
  • Review and liaise with internal Temporary Works Coordinators and Designers to ensure appropriate consideration of constructability and required permanent works.
  • Manage compliance with Standards and Client requirements and assist in monitoring to ensure working to standard requirements.
  • Ensure an understanding of, and an influence on the contracts Design Consultants are working under including their fees, schedule of services, programme, and liabilities and warranties.
  • Review and comment/agree the payment applications from consultants and pass to the contract surveyor for processing and payment.
  • Represent the department, when necessary, at internal and external meetings and in the absence of the Senior Engineering Manager
  • Line management of a sub-team of design coordinators including mentoring and assisting their development and learning


Who we are looking for:

  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary design packages on power projects.
  • Electrical engineering education (preferably to degree level) and High Voltage project design experience
  • Experience carrying out the role of Principal Designer Representative under CDM 2015
  • Experience of delivery of substation projects for UK Transmission Service Operators (SSEN, National Grid, Scottish Power Energy Networks, NIE Networks) is desirable.
  • Membership of a UK Engineering institute


About Murphy

  • Charity is at the heart of Murphy values; you will receive 2 days leave per year to donate your time to a charity of your choosing. Many teams choose to support a charity together to positively impact our communities.
  • Access to Murphy Wellbeing: you will have access to a host of online tools, mental health trained colleagues, and if needs be external professional support because we understand that work and life offers challenges that sometimes need a little extra support.
  • Murphy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, making Murphy a great place to work where we can all thrive. You can get involved in numerous events and even join our committee dedicated to continuously nurturing Murphy’s inclusive culture.


What you’ll get in return

  • Dedicated and continued investment in your professional development.
  • 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year, holidays increase with length of service
  • Discretionary annual bonus and annual salary review
  • Above market rate contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance, health screening and enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay and a maternity returners bonus
  • Extra weeks holiday for all employees getting married and a wedding bonus
  • Subsidised canteen facilities in core locations
  • Other Murphy benefits include retail discounts and cashback, discounted gym memberships, cycle to work scheme etc


Due to the requirements of the role, in addition to our standard identity and right to work checks, successful candidates will be asked to undertake a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.


As part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer we are proud to have signed up to #BantheBoxUK and reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records.


J Murphy & Sons Limited is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK


If you think Murphy is the place to help you thrive in a great team dedicated to delivery and engineering excellence and want to work in an inclusive team culture that rewards performance and drives personal development, apply today. If you are unable to apply via the usual online process, please call Jack Roberts on 07514 313533 to discuss in more detail.

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