Design Coordinator and Designer

Job Type: Full Time


Location: Head Office


Reporting to: Technical Services Manager


Job purpose:

To deliver outline designs at tender stage, temporary works and permanent works designs at contract stage and technical support throughout any project.


Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

Work to and within the Mackley Integrated Management System, company procedures, policies and regularly communicate with your line manager

Duties and scope include:

  • Design & coordinate design of temporary and permanent works at tender stage including drawings and design methodology
  • Liaise with external designers and procure permanent and temporary works designs with external parties
  • Liaison with external clients, Principal Designers, Supervising Engineer, etc.
  • To maintain/coordinate the distribution of drawings and design documents for Design and Build Contracts
  • Provide technical advice throughout the organisation, including product specifications and suitability, geotechnical site investigation and surveying procurement and specification
  • Maintain relevant procedures and documentation for Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety (CDM Regulations)
  • Assess design risks with consideration in all designs of buildability, safety and environmental factors.
  • Ensure the relevant company procedures and contract specifications are complied with.

The company may, from time to time, require you to undertake duties other than those outlined in this job description and/or to undertake work in other departments/sites to meet customer demands.  Any changes to this job description will be discussed and agreed with you.


Personal specifications – essential

  • HND/BSc/BEng in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • 3+ years work experience in a design office environment
  • Working towards professional membership
  • Competent IT skills with the MS Office software packages
  • Commercial awareness
  • A natural forward planner who is comfortable communicating with their colleagues and external companies
  • A logical, organised and professional individual who can build relationships with others at all levels of the organisation(s)
  • Able to work at high concentration levels to ensure ‘right 1st time’
  • Can prioritise with good time management
  • A team player who enjoys a challenge and has a ‘can do’ attitude

Personal specifications – desirable

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Design experience within a flood defence environment, including cofferdams, water control structures, working in soft ground, crane stability
  • AutoCad experience; ideally Civils 3D and Navisworks
  • Knowledge of B.I.M. (Building Information Modelling)
  • Flexible working hours to accommodate requirements (We will reciprocate!)
  • CSCS card

How to apply

Click here to download the application pack and return the completed form to: hr@mackley.co.uk or by post to the address below:

HR Department, J T Mackley & Co Ltd, Bankside House, Henfield Road, Small Dole, West Sussex BN5 9XQ

If you require a paper copy of the application pack please call 01273 492212.