Posted Date:  11 Jul 2024
Posting End Date:  01- Aug- 24
Location:  Warwickshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Capital Design
Salary (£):  £53,000 - £60,000

Design Manager


What do you get if you cross an award winning, innovative, water company and over 300 dedicated team members? Our Capital Design team of course!

Our ambitious and innovative projects (all 5000+ of them) help to combat the challenges of waste and water infrastructure, flooding, and water quality. Be a part of something bringing benefits to our communities, health outcomes and environment.

It could be the biggest challenge of your career. If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you.


We are looking to grow our Capital Design team with an additional Design Manager to support our Clean Water Networks Programme.


Sounds interesting? Then, read on.




Reporting to the Design Business Lead for Clean Water Networks, the Design Manager will lead an integrated team of Severn Trent design staff and consultants to develop engineering solutions for a wide range of Water Network (Infrastructure) investment needs ranging from Capital maintenance works to complex water network enhancement projects.


The programme of works will cover water networks across the whole of the Severn Trent and Hafren Dyfrdwy regions. Directly accountable for a team of design professionals, you will develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and drive the identification and management of risks which cold impact on the successful delivery of the capital programme.




Ideally degree qualified in a related discipline, you will be an experienced manager with strong coaching skills in solution design. You will have experience managing infrastructure related design projects, ideally clean water network related. You will have strong planning and implementation skills, with experience of managing external suppliers to deliver outputs to prescribed standards and quality measures.


You will have experience of carrying out the role of Principal Designer representative with accountability for discharging Principal Designer duties in accordance with CDM regulations.

You will have excellent internal and external stakeholder management skills, with the ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people.


You will be a forward-thinking innovator, capable of anticipating challenges and responding to change in a rapidly evolving environment. You will be able to make educated judgments and decisions in the face of ambiguity, and have a good grasp of the bigger picture, seeking opportunities to contribute to the wider agenda.


The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity, and a caring attitude we want to talk to you, too.

We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We want people who show up and get involve.


Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you?




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 per annum based on company performance) 
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%) 
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate 
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’ 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two volunteering days per year 



We can’t wait to hear from you.


Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. We’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails!

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