Wastewater Infrastructure Design Lead

Job type: 
07 March 2016

What is the purpose of this role?

To support the Design Manager and other team members in delivering detailed design services within the aBV alliance, in accordance with all relevant technical standards, producing the required outputs on time, within budget and to the quality required. Undertake management role within the design team.

What makes this role unique?

The position of Wastewater Infrastructure Design Lead is required to support our growing workload within the Scottish Water and Wastewater sector, and specifically the aBV alliance. aBV is an alliance partnership providing design and build services to Scottish Water for the delivery of Waste Water Infrastructure projects in Scotland. 

What will this role involve?

  • Manage the implementation the project requirements to fully meet the client specification in accordance with relevant standards
  • Assist in the development and take management responsibility for allocated project team members
  • Assist with the competency appraisal process subject to suitable level of supervision.
  • Represent the design function in multi-disciplinary aBV Programme and Delivery teams.
  • Comply with the requirements of the aBV Integrated Management System including Health & safety, Environmental and all other appropriate regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation of and monitoring of design budgets for projects including the planning, monitoring and reporting of project resources and finances.
  • Prepare, check and approve (in accordance with IMS level of responsibility) feasibility studies, inspections assessment and technical reports, and other written documents in an appropriate format, ensuring compliance with aBV procedures.
  • Prepare/check, and approve (in accordance with IMS level of responsibility) design approach, calculations, drawings and documents.
  • Undertake project reviews in accordance with the aBV IMS.
  • Take line management responsibility for allocated design team members to ensure timely project delivery is within budget, and in accordance with programme and quality requirements.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the wider aBV team and the external client, and other relevant stakeholders Keep up to date with industry best practice and where appropriate identify innovation/best practice for consideration.
  • Complete performance appraisals with direct reports and provide learning and development opportunities where possible, including taking on mentoring role where appropriate.


  • Good written and oral communication and organisational skills 
  • Self-motivated with the drive to achieve continuous improvement targets, and participate in career development initiatives.
  • Proven ability to work within a team environment with a dedicated approach to meet project deadlines.
  • Client focused approach to service delivery


  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (CEng/IEng through ICE, or relevant equivalent professional qualification) 
  • (or equivalent relevant experience)
  • Extensive relevant post graduate experience.
  • Computer literate and conversant with the MS Office suite 


  • Previous experience of Wastewater infrastructure Design and Build environment. 

About Amey

Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ.  

We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that’s why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees.

Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join Amey Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year. 

Amey is an equal opportunities employer.