Head of Design

Website AdvanceTRS Advance Training and Recruitment Services

Technical recruiters for the built environment

Location: Hybrid work with opportunities to work from our offices in Bradford, Exeter, Leeds, Birmingham, and Gateshead.
Sector: Predominantly within the Water industry with potential involvement in broader utilities and infrastructure projects.
Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

About Us:
We are a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing a wide range of Asset Management, Engineering, and Commercial services across the water, energy, and environment sectors in the UK. Our team is built on diverse skills, cultures, and experiences, which enables us to offer holistic and innovative solutions to our clients’ most pressing needs. We foster a family-like culture driven by values of Growth, Accountability, Integrity, Innovation, Empathy, and Fun.

Role Description:
As the Head of Design, you will lead and develop our design capabilities across various projects, primarily within the water industry, with potential involvement in broader utilities and infrastructure sectors. This role involves overseeing technical design, managing projects from inception to completion, engaging with clients to understand their needs, and ensuring high levels of quality assurance, sustainability, and safety. You’ll also mentor a diverse team of designers and engineers, fostering continuous professional growth.

Qualifications and Skills:
We are looking for someone with a degree in a relevant design discipline and proven experience in design leadership within the water or utilities sector. You should have extensive knowledge of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, relevant standards and codes within the UK water industry, and a strong understanding of sustainability and low carbon design principles. Excellent communication skills, client-facing experience, and strong commercial acumen are essential.

Why Join Us?
We offer competitive salaries, a discretionary bonus, 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a pension scheme, and numerous other benefits including professional membership fees, life assurance, and an employee assistance programme. Join us for a great working environment and the opportunity to shape the future of our business while advancing your career. We are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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