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Stantec Design Manager (Water) in Reading, United Kingdom

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We are now in the middle of AMP 7 and as part of continued growth across the entire UK & Ireland, we are looking to appoint a Design Manager or Project Technical Lead into our industry leading Water sector division.

In this role you will lead our strong multi-disciplinary Water team, delivering diverse and challenging projects for a range of Water clients. You will work closely with our Project Managers to manage the technical team and you will be responsible for the delivery, efficiency, and quality of all technical output.

You will have the opportunity to work with some of the UK water industry’s largest clients delivering designs that will shape the way we obtain, clean, and distribute water for our local communities, using innovative and sustainable methods. Projects / clients include the following;

  • Thames Water – Stantec have managed all HS2 design assurance for Thames Water, London Infrastructure design & build contract, and multiple engineering studies and assessments for Thames Water across both Infrastructure & non-Infrastructure deliver streams (Thames Water London Plan 2100 (

  • High Speed Rail Phase 2B (HS2) - Our team is partnering with Bechtel in their role as delivery partner for the HS2 Phase 2B Hybrid Bill, under an 8-year contract. Our job? Supporting the management of a team of over 100 professional staff, located at HS2’s Snow Hill office in Birmingham (Delivering High Speed Rail Phase 2B (

  • Southern Water – Stantec is a Strategic Solutions Partner to Southern Water and are working together on an iconic water project – Water for Life Hampshire (Water for Life – Hampshire (

  • Severn Trent Water – Stantec have a well-established framework supporting Severn Trent with their AMP7 major schemes and supporting with PR24.

  • Wessex Water & South West Water– Stantec has been appointed on several AMP7 frameworks.

Your wellbeing is important to us – we offer a hybrid way of working where you can select from one of our many offices around the UK & Ireland and also have the option to work from home. In addition, we will cater for any of your development needs – we will fully support you in gaining extra qualifications or accreditations that will help you better your career.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity you must be degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with, ideally, experience within the water industry. It will be beneficial if you are looking to gain access to a relevant engineering institution eg. ICE. This is something we can support you on.

In addition, you’ll have a passion for the water and environment sector and supporting our developing civil engineers. You will also be experienced in successful project

About Stantec

Stantec is a professional services firm. Our team of 25,000 global experts provides engineering, architecture, environmental, and project management services across all phases of the project life cycle. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

From large-scale developments to challenging neighbourhood projects, we stretch across our global network to learn from others, offer our support, and gain new experiences along the way. So while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process then please inform a member of our Talent Acquisition team.