Design Manager

The opportunity

Due to the company’s continuing growth, we require a Design Manager to strengthen the existing Design team.

  • location
    Location Head office - Blackburn
  • salary
    Salary £45,000 - £60,000 (dependent upon experience)

About the role

As a result of successful company growth, we are looking for a Design Manager to join our design team based from our Blackburn Head Office. Our design team interact with all departments and are responsible for delivering innovative solutions. Projects you could be involved with range from energy reduction measures for an existing building to a multi-MW solar farm or a city-wide heat network utilising low carbon heat pumps. We have a diverse and creative design team who have successfully delivered award winning zero carbon solutions. We are proud to say that all of our projects are designed in-house as part of multi-disciplinary engineering team. As a Design Manager you will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of our design packages in line with project programme and budget.

Key responsibilities

  • Managing the design process using commercial, contractual, programme awareness and technical expertise
  • Supporting, understanding and advising departments/clients as to the requirements and obligations in the development of the design information
  • Ensuring the design process recognises the current legislation, standards and codes of practice and is of a high-quality standard
  • Eliminating or reducing health and safety risks in the design
  • Managing or reducing the financial risks during construction process
  • Supporting continuous improvement in areas such as:
    • Drawing/Document Standards.
    • Future In House Software Development
    • Future In-House System Build
  • Operating in accordance with Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental Management Systems and other agreed procedures.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with colleagues, site installation teams and project teams
  • Liaising with clients on design queries
  • Supporting the input of CDM detail within the company’s processes and legislation
  • Supporting the preparation of HAZOP Studies.

What you will need


  • salary
    £45,000 - £60,000 (dependent upon experience)
  • pension
    Contributory Company Pension Scheme
  • insurance
    Non-contributory death-in-service insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
    Employee Assistance Programme
  • holiday
    33 Days Holiday including BH
  • Awarded Holidays
    Additional holidays awarded in line with length of service
  • Holidays
    Option to purchase or sell additional holidays
  • Gym Mebership
    Onsite gym/wellbeing centre at our Blackburn Head Office
  • Discount (1)
    Discounted gym membership across the UK
  • Working Hours
    Flexible working hours patterns
  • EV Charging
    EV charging points where possible
  • location
    Office based at our Head Office in Blackburn
V Template Careers HR Overlay (1)

Submit your CV

If you wish to apply for this position, please email your CV to our Recruitment Department [email protected] or use the button below.

Apply Now

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Vital Energi Utilities Ltd is not accepting unsolicited CVs from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. CVs submitted to any Vital Energi Utilities Ltd employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Vital Energi Utilities Ltd. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Applications will be processed within 28 days of receipt. If you have not heard from us within this time period it will mean that your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. Thanks you for your interest in Vital Energi.

The company is opposed to all forms of discrimination and will select for employment, training and promotion on the basis of suitability for the job and/ or merit. It is company policy that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment than another on the grounds of sex, race, colour, age, ethnic or national origins, political affiliations, religious beliefs, marital status, physical disability or is disadvantaged by unjustifiable conditions or requirements.

Only applicants who are legally entitled to work in the UK and are currently resident in the UK are invited to apply.