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Design Project Manager

Reports to

Project Director


Hybrid – occasional visits to clients Manchester office required




The role is responsible for taking customer design instructions and co-ordinating them to the project workflow manager. Once the designs are complete, the Design Manager is to review the designs and submit them to the customer for approval.

Need to Have

  • Degree in relevant discipline and Project Management Accreditation desirable

  • Good Technical understanding of Telecommunications Industry essential

  • Understanding of the industry Health & Safety requirements essential

  • Excellent Commercial aptitude

  • At least 3 years in a similar role

  • Strong understanding of project methodology

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Strong leadership and coaching skills

  • Strong organisational ability with experience in MS Project or similar project tools

  • Proven people skills in delivery of project KPI’s and experience in customer facing role

 Need to Do

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  • The effective leadership and management of project team[s], including the development of team[s] and individuals, site based, or office based, in partnership with HR and other departments

  • Act as the main point of contact between the customer and the project team

  • Ensure project team has the necessary safety training/inductions to undertake site work

  • Implementation of the performance management system

  • Assisting and supporting the team in the implementation and recording of training


  • Implementation and maintenance of relevant approved processes, procedures, health and safety and technical standards and ensure their consistency with requirements of other departments

  • Management of the relevant sub-contractors, monitor performance in terms of time, cost, quality and health & safety

  • Responsible for building a solid schedule of works in conjunction with the Workflow manager

  • Ensure familiarity of client specifications and update and audit sites accordingly

  • Oversee snagging process and manage all corrective actions prior to client handover

  • Responsible for ensuring all handover documentation is completed and submitted Right First Time

  • Undertake all necessary actions and support to facilitate achievement of delivery team targets in terms of time [programme], cost, quality and Client SLA



  • Ensure all project activities/project team are fully compliant with the Company  Safety Management System and relevant statutory regulations

  • Preparation of all necessary documentation e.g. H&S Plan, Site Survey checklist, Materials List (if applicable), Site Completion Pack (if applicable)

  • Ensure that sub-contractors have received appropriate safety training and receive regular audits to ensure compliance

  • Ensure that project team are wearing the correct and specified personal protective equipment [PPE]

  • Review safety inspections for sites and liaise with the Safety Officer to ensure that any recurring problems are rectified by the Crew Leaders



  • Ensure all project activities/project team are fully compliant with all the requirements of the Environmental Management System

  • Responsible for ensuring all works are carried out in compliance with company’s environmental standard i.e. site waste disposal, materials used – refer to SHEQ-1003 and SHEQ-1022 for listing of Environmental Aspects and Hazardous substances used in the company



  • Be proactive in building a positive relationship with the Client Project Team

  • Ensure thorough understanding of project commercials

  • Preparation of site specific client quotations

  • Preparation, agreement and tracking of quotations for variations with client in conjunction with the Senior PM 

  • Evaluation and Certification of all relevant supplier and sub-contractor invoices

  • Preparation of P&L accounts for individual sites to track commercial performance

  • Delivery of KPI’s with nominal Additional Works and stringent adherence to Health and Safety/Quality protocols



  • Attend project/programme/client meetings, as required, to ensure effective communication across the project

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Need to Be

  • Commercially focused and able to deliver project KPI’s on time, on budget and according to quality metrics

  • Focused on ensuring delivery right first time

  • Able to understand and meet client expectations in line with project scope

  • Self-starter who can operate effectively in a dynamic and fast paced organization

  • Able to build and maintain good relationships with key project stakeholders

  • Provides effective direction and guidance to project team

  • Solutions focused and process orientated

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