Date : 01/07/2023
About the role

Black & White Engineering (B&W) is a leading MEP design consultancy. Launched in the UAE in 2007, we became an independent company in 2014 and are now a true global consultancy with offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Due to the continued evolvement and expansion of our Lead Design Consulting Team, we are looking to recruit a Design Manager in each of our UK offices to lead the project, financial, QA/QC, and technical management and delivery of our multi-disciplinary projects. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with our technical experts and design partners. This role is key to our overall business ambition to be recognised by our clients as the best in the data centre market.

Reporting to our Regional Lead Design Manager and working closely with our technical colleagues, this role will be responsible for managing projects to deliver an excellent service to clients and assisting on the ongoing development and growth of the business as a whole, whilst providing sound technical, design, and contract management support.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, driven, and dynamic Design Manager to deliver on our client-first approach and support our engineering teams and design partners to deliver superior quality designs. You will be fully supported in your career progression, with mentoring and training to be successful.

  • Contributing to the development and growth of the company by identifying new opportunities and potential areas for growth, and also maintaining and developing existing client relationships
  • Leading, mentoring, managing the multi-disciplinary design team to ensure successful preparation and delivery on project and business goals
  • Developing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining project requirements, processes, records, and reports
  • Managing, reporting, and reviewing project timelines, costs, program, quality, and performance
  • Managing risk and performance monitoring, identifying and addressing performance issues
  • Collaborating with the design team and managing multiple workstreams to ensure quality and timely operation delivery for clients
  • Acting as the lead project design manager and liaising with the client and external design team as necessary for the successful delivery of projects
  • Managing client stakeholder relationships across the projects
  • Identifying and managing change to design scope and scheduling changes in accordance with the Change Control Process, maintaining planning and cost control including design fee changes
  • Managing, monitoring, and taking responsibility for the profit and loss
  • Coordinating monthly financial reports, both internal management accounts and external applications for payment
  • Negotiating positive outcomes, resource planning, providing motivation and management to virtual design teams working in multiple time zones
  • A relevant degree in engineering, or equivalent qualification or sufficient suitable experience
  • The ability to demonstrate extensive experience in project management within MEP engineering, managing project deliverables and costs
  • Strong client, contractor, partner, and supplier relationship management
  • Thorough understanding of the end-to-end design process
  • Understanding of design process and MEP engineering, with data centre experience
  • Sound level of knowledge at the senior engineer level, managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Desirable experience in data centre projects, or other critical engineering facilities
  • Experience of complementary specialisms such as architecture, structures, civils, security, and permits
  • Associate or student member of an appropriate professional body, such as MCIBSE, MIET, IMechE
  • Achieved or working towards Chartered Engineer status
  • Client-focussed with exceptional relationship management experience
  • Results-oriented individual with strong problem-solving, technical realisation, and reporting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer literacy which includes Microsoft Projects, records management programme software, PageTurn, and Microsoft Office
  • Sound knowledge of current Health & Safety issues and legislation
Our Values
  • Accountability: Everyone is accountable.
  • Integrity: We are straight-talking, respectful, and fair.
  • Simplicity: Both in our approach and solutions.
  • Supportive: We are approachable, inclusive, and we recognise success.
  • Quality: We strive to get it right first time, every time.
Our Benefits
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • 5% matched pension contribution
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness coverage