Design Lead (E&D Lead)

Posted 21 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameVictoria Armitstead

Job description

We at Orion Group are currently recruiting a Design Coordinator (E&D Lead) on behalf of one of our Multinational Medical Device Clients in Limerick to work on a 12-month contract.


  • Person is required to lead the design aspects of Medical Device Projects.
  • The projects are of significant size currently 200m
  • Responsible for coordinating capital project related engineering and design activities in alignment with business objectives and Project Delivery Practices.
  • Focused on execution of the implementation phase of Concept (CP), BOD, and Construction Documents (CD) (Detailed Design) once Business Case and Project Scoping phases have been completed by others.
  • Focuses on co-ordination of AE firm, co-ordination of design, execution of SDPs (Standard Design Practices), VIPs (Value Improving Processes), Sustainability (LEED), and other corporate policies.
  • This includes coordinating the efforts of technical team members and third-party design firms or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.
  • Reports to Managed Service Provider or Secondment Company and functions within the Engineering and Property Services group, works on completing business focused goals and objectives.

Education & Experience

  • Requires proficiency in project/design management and experience working on Utility & Facility design projects,
  • Ensures that programs stay on plan by working with project team to resolve resource conflicts and removing obstacles.
  • Uses appropriate metrics for engineering performance and sets up plans are to provide continuous improvement.
  • Implement standards and efficient work practices for group processes.
  • Provides local guidance on technology and engineering issues to project teams.
  • Complies with all training requirements to perform duties of the job.
  • Meets all mobility demands to perform duties and/or fulfil responsibilities of the job.

Job Specific Requirements

  • Works with appointed Design firms to utilise effective design methods.
  • Leads the front end design process including all aspects of design (Arch, Mech, Elec, Process, Automation, etc).
  • Prepares Request for Proposal (RFP) for Architect/Engineer (A/E) services and Lead A/E interviews/selection and on-boarding process
  • Works with the Regional E&D Director, Project Dir./Project Mgr. to manage the performance (cost, schedule, quality) of A/E firm and define correction action plans if necessary
  • Provides leadership and directs the design for projects. The E&D Lead must:
  • Assure use of Value Improving Practices (VIPs) such as Value Engineering, Constructability Reviews.
  • Assure the appropriate standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements (cGXP, EHS, …) are incorporated to deliver compliant and efficient project designs
  • Coordinate/lead key design reviews with SMEs including other corporate or affiliate resources such as EHS, Risk Management, WW Security, etc.
  • Assure that the Standard Design Platforms are deployed on all projects. Setup project specific training for internal and external SMEs.
  • Assure that projects meet the Sustainability policy and drive the certification process.
  • Utilise the IDEA project Delivery Process
  • Lead effort to resolve key design conflicts in construction and commissioning phase with appropriate SMEs and leads the final close-out with the A/E firm including executing Lessons Learned process.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.