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Design Services Manager

Cambridgeshire County Council
£54,075 - £58,199
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Highways, Traffic Management, Highway Design
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Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Cambridgeshire County Council is offering an exciting opportunity, for a Design Services Manager, within the Design and Delivery Team.

The Design and Delivery Team manage diverse and varied programmes of work throughout Cambridgeshire working within our communities to improve our infrastructure and active travel potential. 

What will you be doing?

The development and delivery of new transport infrastructure is vital to the future economic wellbeing of Cambridgeshire. 

The skills required to deliver such a programme are considerable and require engineering knowledge and understanding of project and programme management, procurement and commissioning of infrastructure projects, stakeholder engagement, land negotiation, transport planning and statutory legal processes. 

Importantly, the Design Services Manager has responsibility for managing our design resources, and coordinating programme demands. They will use their technical expertise to ensure compliance with Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations, manage expectations, effectively challenge, and drive design delivery. 

In addition, the role requires a strong ability to meet delivery outcomes for projects and defining service outcomes across a range of needs – e.g., meeting best design guidance and practise, innovating, maximising contract savings and achieving value for money. Effectively delivering design activities across varied programmes and establishing a forward pipeline of work over multiple years will be key to achieving successful outcomes in this role. 

The role supports the Group Manager and other managers within the Project Delivery Service in delivering the Councils objectives, through joined-up service planning, community engagement and the flexible use of resources. 

The Design Services Manager will lead the in-house design team and oversee related design activities on the following programmes -

  • Major Maintenance – A varied, capitally funded portfolio of maintenance projects countywide across our carriageway, footway, and drainage portfolios. In year delivery is essential whilst working across a high-volume portfolio with a cumulative budget of c.£9,000,000 to manage.
  • Delivering Transport Strategy Aims and Section 106 – A varied countywide capitally funded improvement programme, with individual schemes up to the value of £500,000. This portfolio includes public realm enhancements or active travel related improvements to popular walking and cycling routes.
  • Local Highway Improvements, 20mph and privately funded works – A varied countywide capitally funded local improvement programme, with individual schemes up to the value of c.£50,000. This portfolio will include delivering highway improvements at a very local level, at the request of third parties in the community. This includes different forms of traffic calming, zebra crossings and speed limit changes.

For an informal conversation please contact Joshua Rutherford – Group Manager Design & Delivery,

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


What make us different?

Cambridgeshire County Council has a strong people-orientated ethos and focus on career development and skills. Applicants can pursue careers in childcare, social care for adults and children; careers in schools; adult learning, skills and careers guidance; finance; and transport.

Great values!

Cambridgeshire County Council promotes growth, equality and inclusion, sustainability, and economic prosperity. Cambridgeshire offers support and guidance for vulnerable groups and focuses on improving citizens’ quality of life.
Why work for Cambridgeshire?

  • Safer and stronger communities.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment.
  • Close knit and supportive teams.
  • Strong focus on technology.
  • Flexible working hours to suit your lifestyle.
  • Improved pay rates for evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Would you like to work in a safe, strong, trusting and supporting environment?

Cambridgeshire may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Company info
0345 045 5200
New Shire Hall,
Emery Crescent, Enterprise Campus,
Alconbury Weald,
PE28 4YE

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