Design Coordinator
Water (Non - Infrastructure)
£30k - £55k + Benefits

Design Coordinator

Ref: 531| Posted: 17th Jun 2024

Design Coordinator – Water Sector – South Region – Reading office / Thames Valley Sites + Remote Work


Water – Non Infrastructure projects (Water Treatment Plants / Pumping Stations etc)  

Previous Water sector experience ideal but not essential.

*Design Engineer candidates working consultancy side also considered with a view of transferring experience over to main contractor*

Alternatively Operations staff (Site Agents / Site Engineers / Project Managers) also considered with a view of transferring experience over to a full time design coordinator role.


Opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building & civil engineering main contractors, with a very stable and fast growing forward order book.

This employer is delighted to have been selected to work in partnership with Thames Water to deliver fantastic infrastructure, brilliantly and to make things better for current and future generations. 



  • Develop innovative design solutions to clients’ briefs with input from the project team and subcontractors.
  • Develop relationships with clients during early concept stages; manage expectations of the project through regular communication and discussions regarding requirements and specifications.
  • Chair and minute design team meetings and design workshops to arrive at solutions which are cost effective and meet the requirements of the procurement and construction activities.
  • Manage the relationship for the whole project team - with the client, subcontractors and professional team resolve any queries.
  • Understand the process and risks/opportunities related to managing the design with regard to Employer’s Requirements, Contractors' Proposals.
  • Identify and check contents of Contractors Proposals, qualifications list, design information and marketing documentation for the tender and then be able to deliver compliant design within these parameters.
  • Adopt a proactive approach to value engineering throughout the design phase, by keeping up to date with latest construction techniques and legislation.
  • Develop and utilise scope sheets for each package in conjunction with Project and Commercial Managers to align with duties schedule and utilise these to feed design and procurement programmes and direct design team.
  • Develop and manage the programmes to produce information for both procurement and construction purposes. Be able to control information flow to suit these parameters from consultants and sub-contractors alike and be able to identify and report when problems are occurring and deal with no-performing parties in a robust fashion.
  • Produce, monitor, and drive production though appropriate use of KPIs for the design process.
  • Review the design on an ongoing basis, identify potential interface problems & practicalities in construction, and resolve with the design team and specialist subcontractors.
  • Attend appropriate Contractor selection interviews, including preparation beforehand.
  • Review any subcontract enquiries to subcontractor designed packages.
  • Appoint / vet the Design Team. Ensuring terms and conditions of appointment/novation are acceptable, lead designer role is defined and all services we would normally expect are included.


To be considered for this Design Coordinator / Design Manager role you must meet the following criteria:

- Knowledge of Water and / or Civils Sectors.
- Previous employment as a Design Co-ordinator, D&B Coordinator, D&B Manager or Design Manager or Design Engineer.
- Previous experience in Water sector projects or other civils sectors such as Highways / bridges / heavy civils.
- Previous Main Contractor employment ideal but not essential, candidates looking to transfer experience over from sub contractor or consultancy side also considered.
- High level of communication skills.
- Relevant industry qualification (Degree / HND / HNC etc).


The successful Design Coordinator will receive:

*Competitive Basic (Dependent on experience)
*Car Allowance
*Pension (Up to 8% matched)

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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