Design Approvals Manager - Utilities

Job Title: Design Approvals Manager - Utilities
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00019966
Contact Name: Luke Sanders
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Our client is a multi-utility solutions provider. They are recruiting a Design Approvals Manager to manage their Management of a design approvals team to ensure targets are in line with the operating plan.

The Role

  • Management of the design approvals, technical and admin support team.
  • Review and authorise design proposals in line with company approvals process.
  • Produce detailed monthly performance reports.
  • Support BDM's with client liaison, to consult on design proposals and develop relationships to acquire new business.
  • Create working relationships with external stakeholders e.g. DNO's, GT's & WA's
  • Liaison with Project Managers, construction teams and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that health and safety procedures are complied with at all times with a specific focus on CDM Regs (Construction Design Management Regulations).

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in Electrical, Gas or Water engineering or similar engineering function.
  • Thorough knowledge of design approval processes relating to the electricity, gas and water distribution network industries.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of utility connection industry Standards.
  • Proven ability to manage coach, mentor and develop staff at all levels.
  • Flexible, well organised with the ability to work to tight timescales and deadlines.
  • Excellent people and process management skills.
  • Strong supervisory and communication skills, ability to build good relationships, to be proactive in maintaining and enhancing the company's reputation.