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Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Head of Function - Design
Contract type
Full time permanent

Head of Design - Highways

Location: National 

Talented people are the key to our success 

*Morgan Sindall has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies.* 

About us: 

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company which is also one of the most successful within the UK construction and infrastructure industry?  

Morgan Sindall provides national construction and infrastructure services to private and public sector customers across a comprehensive range of markets. We aim to create great results for our customers, partners and ourselves. 


We have a fantastic opportunity within our Highways business for an ambitious and talented Head of Design to lead the design strategy.

Read more about our Highways work here - 

The person: 

We are looking for a Head of Design to lead the design strategy of the Highways business, and be responsible in in leading the Design team. The Head of Design will be a member of an industry recognised professional institute for example RIBA, CIOB and hold a HND/HNC/degree as a minimum. Experience on both single stage tenders and preferred terms work procurement routes is essential, as well as experience on bidding and winning work. The Head of Design will have experience leading a design team and proven success.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a successful, growing and exciting team. 


As the Head of Design you will:

  • Establish, maintain and manage effective project design resource and team profile at bid and delivery stages
  • Lead and provide a professional, comprehensive and sustainable design service for the customer and key partners and suppliers at bid and delivery stages
  • Manage and coordinate safely the overall design process through the RIBA design stages challenging the brief and bringing innovation and continuous improvements benefits to the projects  at bid and delivery stages

About the Highways Team:

Our projects encompass motorway widening, congestion relief, safety improvement and bypass schemes. Recent work includes M62 Smart Motorways, Lincolnshire’s new A1073 bypass, the A1 Improvement scheme from Dishforth to Barton in North Yorkshire, and the M74 Completion Project through central Glasgow, Scotland’s largest infrastructure scheme. Under Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) schemes, we engage with our customers as early as possible to maximise innovation, efficiency and cost savings.


Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation.  We are also an Investors in People company.


Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

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