Design Officer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Slough, Berkshire

Salary: Dependent on experience

Hours of Work: Full time

Start Date: ASAP

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave

Plus 8 days’ bank holiday

Annual bonus

Pension scheme

Life Assurance

Private healthcare

Company car and fuel card

The client:

The client delivers a range of essential infrastructure services within the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sectors in the UK & Ireland. They have built and maintained relationships with clients over a number of years and have a strong culture that continuously focuses on safety, operational delivery, efficiency and customer service. Committed to profitable growth both organically and through acquisitions, a trusted employer to over 10,000 skilled specialists working from 240 locations, operates a divisional structure aligned with its end markets.

The client is working in partnership on a 5 year contract to deliver the Network Mains Replacement programme and other related investment projects in North London.

The daily duties will include:

  • As a Design Officer you will be part of our clients Programme team who are responsible for CMO design and planning activities associated with the HSE gas mains replacement programme, network reinforcement and mains diversions.

  • Provide a full range of network design facilities, including quality assurance on IPO designs, operational phasing analysis and improvements to delivery and cost

  • Ensure compliance with relevant company and statutory obligations, policies and procedures and safety case

  • Deliver the DAF process and appropriate levels of approval

  • Provide Network Analysis phasing plans to Operations and develop this skill within the design team

  • Develop on-going relationships with the IPO to further improve the overall design process

  • Deliver the DRA handover process to Operations for delivery

  • Manage resources and people effectively and proactively in line with budget, best practice and relevant frameworks and procedures

  • Take responsibility for meeting agreed business performance target, controls and operating costs, achieving investment plans, managing risk effectively and delivering all agreed outputs

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum ONC in an Engineering Discipline or equivalent

  • Extensive experience undertaking responsibility for the full end to end network design process

  • Fully conversant in legislation, policy and procedures associated with the design process such as the Pipeline Safety Regulations, Rep 2, NP18 and NP37

  • Extensive experience in the use of network modelling and risk management tools such as MRPS, GBNA, MRP GDFO/ESYI and Synergi Gas

  • Fully conversant in the requirements of CDM and how this translates to the management of risk through Design

  • Effective communication and influencing skills

  • A good understanding of the RIIO regulatory framework


Contact for this job: Lisa Doyle

Method of application: CV

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