• Framework Design Manager

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Civil Engineering
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Framework Design Manager in our Infrastructure Business Unit, to be based in our office in Leeds.

    Wood provides a wide range of environmental and engineering services to both the municipal and industrial markets covering all aspects of water, wastewater and solid waste management and treatment.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineering professional to lead and co-ordinate multi-discipline engineering teams, in partnership with Interserve, to manage the concurrent delivery of water and wastewater related non-infrastructure design projects for Yorkshire Water, procured through its AMP7 non-infrastructure D&C Frameworks.

    You will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of Wood’s contribution to projects from mini-bid, through to concept and detailed design, and construction support as needed to enable consistent and excellent delivery for Interserve.

    Your will be accountable for achieving engineering excellence, ensuring appropriate technical and commercial assurance, and team compliance with Wood quality systems, encouraging innovation and lean ways of working, enabling safe and competent delivery of projects, and for appropriate development of your direct staff resource.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    The key duties and responsibilities of the Framework Design Manager role are as follows:

    • Work together with the Wood Framework Design Director, and in close liaison with Interserve Framework Manager, to create, develop and co-ordinate a multi-discipline engineering design offering, focussed on the delivery of Yorkshire Water AMP7 non-infrastructure projects;
    • Liaise with and co-ordinate the Wood Project Design Leads across the Wood E&IS offices to manage the delivery of mini-bids, concept and detailed design in support of the Interserve programme of work for Yorkshire Water;
    • Contribute to the management and improvement of Technical Assurance, working with the Chief Technical Lead to establish, maintain and monitor assurance within the Infrastructure business unit;
    • Support the Municipal Water Costlink Manager to achieve turnover, gross margin and %margin targets and budgets – in line with business requirements and expectation;
    • Ensure all necessary and agreed project design gateway processes and procedures are followed – and ensure conformity with all Wood quality systems and procedures;
    • Work with the Wood Framework Commercial Manager to develop time and cost estimates, delivery schedules and programmes, and ensure timely invoicing – in line with business requirements and expectations;
    • Support the Regional Resource Managers to develop technical and engineering capacity, capability and competence - in line with business requirements and expectations;
    • Lead and manage the Civil, Process, Mechanical and Electrical/ ICA teams in the Leeds office – in liaison and agreement with the North East Regional Resource Manager;
    • Support the Regional Resource Managers and Functional Staff Managers in the recruitment of key staff in line with work availability and business strategy;
    • Co-ordinate and deliver staff management duties required, for direct and indirect staff team including periodic appraisals, salary reviews, performance management and development planning – in liaison with the North East Regional Resource Manager;
    • Provide encouragement, drive and vision for the engineering design team in Leeds;
    • Coach and mentor key staff, working with others to encourage and achieve the professional qualification/ recognition of your direct and indirect resource group – in liaison with the Regional Resource Managers and Infrastructure Director;
    • Support the resource planning and budget development for the North East team – in liaison and agreement with the North East Regional Resource Manager;
    • Develop relationships with key competitors and partners/ clients working alongside Wood with Yorkshire Water;
    • Represent Wood, on behalf of Interserve, on Yorkshire Water technical committees and communities of practice – including facilitating and/ or presenting at ‘internal’ conferences, workshops and seminars, and holding positions of influence;
    • Ensure delivery in accordance with the requirements of CDM Regulations 2015;
    • Coordinate HHSEQ and technical assurance of Civil, Process, Mechanical and Electrical/ ICA functions for Wood’s input to Yorkshire Water AMP7 non-infrastructure projects;
    • Encourage, promote and facilitate the digital transformation in the approach and methodology of delivering engineering designs and management of projects;
    • Support the development of a Synchro 4D/ 5D design and construction sequencing approach and methodology;
    • Support lean engineering/ design methodologies to make marginal gains in delivery efficiency and increase EBIT/ gross profit margins – and help facilitate a ‘lean initiative’ across Yorkshire Water AMP7 non-infrastructure projects.

    Skills / Qualifications

    Skills / Experience

    • Experience in leading multi-discipline engineering design teams; preferably across multiple offices, including virtual teams
    • Demonstrable leadership and management skills and capability
    • Experience in technical delivery, leading and managing of municipal water and wastewater non-infrastructure design projects for major UK consultancy or contractor organisations
    • Experience in the management of clients within the UK water sector
    • Experience of driving excellence in Engineering Design, Project Management and Technical Assurance delivery
    • Experience of client and/or partnership management
    • Experience is working collaboratively within a large global consultancy


    • Experience of managing UK Water Company Frameworks, or representing a partner within a joint venture or alliance
    • Experience of working in a D&C context from both a consultancy and contracting perspective and environment
    • Experience of working with Yorkshire Water on non-infrastructure D&C projects during AMP6



    • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an Engineering Discipline, preferably Civil Engineering
    • Chartered Engineer
    • Member of a relevant professional body


    • Fellow of a major engineering professional institution

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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