Project Design Manager

Full time

Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom


We are recruiting for a Project Design Manager to join our South West Water Team, based from offices in Exeter. The Project Design Manager will work closely with the design team and the Trant operational teams, with a focus on ensuring design output (quality and working to the programme).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly awarded Framework and 10 years of work through AMP 8 and AMP 9. The Project Design Manager will work as part of a multi-disciplined team of Engineers responsible for working with the designers to ensure the satisfactory production of design deliverables for process related projects within water, wastewater and biosolids sectors within Devon and Cornwall, including the Isles of Scilly.

The Role:

  • Reporting to the Contracts Manager, duties include but are not limited to;
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing design resources to ensure the efficient and intelligent production of design deliverables against the DORM (Design, Organisation and Responsibilities Matrix) and Project Design Programme
  • Managing the interfaces with third party designs from consultants, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Working with the design consultants to oversee all design output
  • Ensuring the formal design reviews throughout the project cycle as defined within Trant procedures are implemented
  • Managing and providing weekly/monthly reports against the DORM and Contract Programme
  • Monitoring and reporting design expenditure against the DORM and as required put in place strategies for mitigating overspend
  • Managing relationships and communications with Clients and their representatives are established and maintained


  • MEng/BEng – Civil Engineering or Marine
  • Experience working within design and construction organisations
  • A history of working within the water / wastewater sectors
  • Previous/current experience of working closely with environmental and planning teams would be advantageous

About Trant:

Trant Engineering Has a long history of engineering and construction excellence, delivering high quality EPC engineering and construction services throughout the UK and overseas. We successfully deliver complex turnkey engineering projects in sectors such as Process & Water, Energy, Oil & Gas and Nuclear.

We offer clients a range of services including design, manufacturing, installation, construction and commissioning. Our in-house design and offsite manufacturing teams’ work closely to develop technology-based solutions with a strong focus on innovation and value engineering.

We have over 750 employees and with a healthy forward order book with a targeted turnover of £150m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.


At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development and progression within a professional working environment, and we strongly support and encourage employees to gain professional qualifications.

Our company benefits package includes;

  • A competitive salary
  • Company car or car allowance
  • 24 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (increasing with service)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Hybrid working options
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike to Work Scheme

Equal Opportunities:

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, gender, disability or age.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV to or call our Internal Recruitment Team on 02380 665544.

*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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