IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations UK-West Midlands-Birmingham
    Design - Architecture
    # of Openings Remaining
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    UK-West Midlands-Birmingham
  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are looking for a experienced Design Manager to join our talented design and project management team, to be based at our EMEA HQ, located in Birmingham, UK.


    The Design Manager manages and coordinates activities of architectural and engineering functions, providing the manpower and technical resources in a specific functional area necessary for overall project design development and support.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Coordinates with project manager to determine scope, complexity and planning/scheduling requirements of projects. Assigns department personnel to provide engineering and technical support and determines personnel needed with most appropriate individual qualifications. Prepares manpower and cost estimates of department as required.
    • Ensures the quality, accuracy and completeness of departmental work as to engineering, design and CAD quality; compliance with established IPS standards, procedures, codes and ordinances; adherence to design and project schedules; and provides adequate training, technical and administrative guidance and instruction to personnel with the department.
    • Manages various personnel functions, including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisal, salary position recommendations and employee development. Plans and schedules work for the department ensuring the proper and effective distribution of assignments and manpower, space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties. Contact person for inter-office labor, work sharing and outsourcing to consultants. 
    • Evaluates and Initiates the necessary training of the Design Group to insure pertinent technical competence, acceptable social/communication skills and personal development of leadership. Maintains a Training Log for each Design Employee, and provides a quarterly report to the BUL, with appropriate recommendations of Training, with a quarter-by-quarter budget.
    • Provides an annual budget for anticipated staff cost and equipment/office requirements.
    • Assists in development and approval of IPS departmental policies and technical standards and procedures. Assists in the development and coordination of divisional and inter-departmental policies, procedures and standards.
    • Prepares regular and special reports and analyzes, setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
    • Participate in preparation and delivery of sales presentations.
    • Special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • Registered professional engineer with extensive experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or planning.
    • Progressive ability, capacity and aptitude in administration to plan, organize, supervise and coordinate technical work and to obtain cooperation from others.
    • Demonstrated project management experience.
    • Analytical thinking, structured problem solving skills, superior communications skills, team building and strong work ethic. 
    • Must be able to build raport with department staff.

    Company Overview

    About Us


    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,100 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.




    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).


    Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters:  IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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