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Principal Design Coordinator - SPN

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Salary: £45 - 55 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract
  • Sector: Energy Sector
  • Contact: Tom Glover
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0207 633 4796
  • Client: UKPN
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  • Job Ref: 215916TGR

Job Purpose

To be responsible for monitoring, enabling and coordination between customers, project managers and designers. Acting as the focal point and point of reference within the company for CDM 2015 compliance within the design teams and provide co-ordination role to CPP and other directorates (notifiable projects). The post holder will be working across UKPN directorates and external customers collating stakeholder requirements ensuring the necessary information is available as part of the design process and through the provision of professional CDM advice ensuring UKPN achieve full compliance with the CDM 2015 regulations is maintained.

The post holder will have specific responsibilities and accountability for:

  • Providing expert advice as point of reference on adherence to the CDM regulations and duties of the Principal Designer.
  • Contribute to the production of technical, commercial and contractual documents for procurement of engineering products that comply with internal governance procedures.
  • Sourcing survey information from specialist contractors.
  • Notification to HSE of all Notifiable projects
  • Monitor P6 for progress reports and maintain communications with all parties to ensure efficiency.
  • Summarise action points and learning opportunities from P6 exception reports, design reviews and R & V events.
  • The post holder is self-motivated and has the ability to work with the minimum supervision.
  • The job requires site meetings at UKPN and customer site offices, some travel and work with various office locations.
  • Clear communication both written and verbal along with the capacity to learn to use new IT and processes is required.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Provide health, safety, environmental and CDM advice to design team. To enable team to remain fully compliant with all statuary H&S regulations
  • Monitor and report upon the timely provision of necessary surveys, reports, investigations and plant/equipment specifications to ensure effective and efficient designs that maximise value engineering opportunities.
  • Monitor and report the design progress highlighting resource constraints.
  • Accountable for monitoring the provision and effectiveness of design risk assessments (HEML) are carried out on all projects. To ensure compliance with statuary regulations and safety by design
  • Arrange and hold regular design, Value Engineering and HEML reviews, monitoring monthly design progress and reporting. To ensure financial targets are met
  • Provide CDM co-ordination in line with current regulations to ensure statutory CDM compliance (CPP and other directorates) and when applicable (Principal) Designer duties capital programme.
  • Responsible for the compilation and submission of a statutory notice for all Notifiable projects within their design team and any updates.
  • Collate monthly design dashboard, detailing latest view of project portfolios, workloads, delivery programmes, efficiencies and any underlying performance and design issues.
  • Provision of accurate and current data to enable managers to co-ordinate delivery of civil / electrical design packages to agree quality, cost and P6 programme and in accordance with the Engineering Design Process.

Nature and Scope

To receive projects from Team Leaders/Design Manager and assist the coordination of designers in reaching agreement of the scope of works and deliverables in the forms of milestones.

  • To enable the design manager to ensure the team fulfil the role of principal designer where appropriate though professional advice and guidance.
  • Accountable for the liaison with design coordinators/leads who will manage external design resources to ensure that the deliverables are completed to budgetary targets, design brief requirement and within agreed programme.
  • track design progress in accordance with target programme of work and milestones to ensure designers meet agreed time scales and budgets
  • Support Design Manager/Technical Leads/Team leaders for timely closure of actions.
  • Liaise with technical leads to ensure designs are agreed and reviewed in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Work as a team player in a dedicated design team.
  • The job requires site meetings at UKPN and customer site offices, some travel and work with various office locations.
  • Evidence of good written, spoken and visual management skills are required
  • Effective communication with senior colleagues and customers along with the ability to explain complex programming issues to junior staff.
  • Support Design Team to produce effective and efficient designs that meet the company standards and all necessary statuary and regulatory approvals.
  • Act as focal point and be responsible for CDM within the team ensuring compliance with the current CDM regulations.
  • Responsible for the preparation and monitoring of Waste Management Data.
  • Responsible for ensuring Health and safety files and as-built drawings are completed and filed within programmed time scales.
  • Assist with the capture of Lessons learned and coordinate these back into standards and processes.

Skill Qualifications and Experience

  • Track record in design co-ordination with experience in main stream engineering construction including electrical Networks.
  • Hold, or be working towards the NEBOSH Construction Certificate
  • Technical qualifications at HNC/HND or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft desktop applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, P6, ProjectWise, & Alfresco.(training may be provided where required)
  • A good safety ethos with a sound understanding of Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations and their application.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, set and comply with own targets, and identify and implement innovative cost saving solutions.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to Quality Assurance procedures and company design standards at all times.
  • Hold a full valid UK driving licence.  

For more information please contact Tom Glover at Morson Talent