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Design Team Leader

74% Flex
Full Remote
Full time
45 - 53 K yearly
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Design Team Leader

74% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Contract: Full time
Salary: 45 - 53K yearly
Work from: United Kingdom

Offer summary

Qualifications: Chartered Engineer status, Experience in a similar role.

Key responsabilities:

  • Leading and managing a team to develop scheme designs and documentation meeting client requirements within budget and timetable
  • Overseeing design compliance with health and safety regulations and mentoring staff for in-house structures capability development
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Kier Group
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10001 Employees

Job description

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We’re looking for a Structures Design Team Leader to join our Highways team based in Penrith to take the lead and manage a team to prepare scheme designs, design checks, Options/feasibility reports and documentation in accordance with specified briefs and in line with the time and budgetary allocations. You’ll also manage and lead structural assessments and asset management projects. Within this role, you can enjoy private health care, company car (or car allowance), one professional subscription funded to support your professional development and even more.

Can you imagine a world without roads or bridges? Nor can we! Your journey is our journey, come and join us at Kier Highways and make a difference. Connecting roads, connecting people.

Location: Penrith -with a degree of remote working available, with travel to other offices and sites when required

Contract: Permanent, Fulltime

Salary: £45k - £53k


As a Design Team Leader, you’ll assist in the overall delivery of the workload of a Structures team within the Design Services Structures office

Your day to day will include:

  • Contribute to the successful delivery of the programme of work by managing, developing and overseeing sound design solutions to meet client requirements within budget and timescale, following Kier processes and procedures as well as any Client specific requirements.
  • Production and overseeing of designs that comply with relevant health and safety legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations
  • Assist in the mentoring and development of staff to grow organically and the development of in-house structures capability.

Who are we looking for?

This role of Design Team Leader is great for you if you have:

  • Chartered Engineer status
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Delivered design solutions in accordance with National Highways design standards

We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferable skills are always welcome! So even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat. We want to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented communities to get in touch with us.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at to discuss and arrange these.

Benefits at Kier

We’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

  • new and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
  • a fantastic matched pension scheme
  • a competitive annual holiday entitlement with opportunities to buy/sell leave .A huge range of deals and discounts at many your favourite brands
  • 24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family
  • Green Car Scheme

And so much more! You can read the full details of all of our benefits on our website:

Who is Kier?

We’re made up of six business units, Group Functions, Construction, Highways, Infrastructure, Utilities and Property, and as a group, our purpose is to sustainably deliver construction and infrastructure services which are vital to the UK. Take a look at our sustainability objectives:

At the core of all our projects is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods and innovations to ensure we offer the best value to our clients as sustainably as possible.

Our projects are those that support the local communities we work in, helping them thrive and progress. We are collaborative, trusted and focussed in all that we do, and our people are essential in helping us achieve our goals.

Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives.

You can see more about our D&I action plan here:

Closing date: 28 March 2023

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.


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