Highway Assistant Technical Director

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Engineering
Region:
London
Location:
London
Salary:
£50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted:
28/08/2018
Recruiter:
Carrington West
Job Ref:
JO0000013495

Overview

My clients highways team leads and manages highways projects and provides support to infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects covering transport systems (roads, bridges & tunnels), ports & maritime, rail systems, buildings and power. The position will involve taking a leading technical role as part of the delivery team and include undertaking and checking the delivery of the design solution and associated outputs for the project.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead and undertake assignments in the UK and internationally. Organise and manage technical staff, acting as a line manager supporting recruitment, training, CPD and implementation of ‘Best Practice’ and procedures
Act as assignment manager overseeing technical delivery, commercial aspects, financial controls (forecasting & budgeting), planning, resourcing and troubleshooting
Assist Market Sector Directors to identify and develop business opportunities, produce tenders and build client relationships
Assist and support a high level of technical capability within the highways skill area to ensure appropriate resources for the successful delivery of assignments in the UK and overseas, to maximise fee income and resource utilisation
Take an active role in the Company’s Graduate Development programme
Provide technical leadership in design projects from inception to handover. Liaise with clients about technical solutions in the delivery of highways engineering to stakeholders (including technical and non-technical clients), including the production of feasibility studies where required
Assisting with the organisation and management of the technical staff, acting as a line manager as required, mentoring fellow engineers, supporting staff recruitment, training, CPD and implementation of ‘Best Practice’ and procedures
Ensure successful delivery of projects by working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary environment
Adopt procedures for standardisation of work products and deliverables, and peer review to ensure consistency and excellence in service delivery of the Company’s technical work product
Promote cross functional working linked to assignments and skill group activities
Have an understanding and awareness of the company values and business plan and your contribution to both
Implement and adhere to Company procedures in the management, delivery and administration of Services
Observe and maintain Company Health and Safety Policy across all activities

KEY EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Chartered Civil Engineer with substantial experience with highways projects of various scale and design stages
Extensive working knowledge of relevant national and international highway related standards and specifications (e.g. DMRB, MCHW, AASHTO or similar), contracts (e.g. ICE, NEC, and FIDIC), methodologies, procedures and best practice
Hands-on pavement and road drainage design experience
Proficient in the use of MX Road or Open Roads
Substantial experience at Assignment Manager and Design Engineer level with a proven capability and record of delivering assignments to programme and budget
A thorough understanding of the construction process and parties involved including principals of project and programme management
Experience predominantly in medium to large scale high profile infrastructure projects, for a range of UK and international Clients in various construction market sectors
Ability to build, maintain and develop relationships with key clients
People management experience e.g. general employee welfare, carrying our appraisals, training and development, involvement in resourcing and recruitment activities
Ability to identify appropriate opportunities and prioritise efforts in securing these to achieve targets

COMPETENCIES
Technical: Technical expertise in field. Able to proactively encourage team to keep relevant on technical developments and the broader industry and enhance own professional persona in the industry
Communication: Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate, listen and influence all levels of people effectively. Excellent reporting / writing and strong presentation skills. Able to judge audience and communicate technically complex matters to all stakeholders
Critical Thinking: Ability to think and act operationally and strategically, understands the bigger picture and commerciality of a situation, both for the project and Company. Seeks to leverage available opportunities
Team: Able to lead, contribute to and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in a matrix environment. Able to leverage the wider team and encourages a culture of cross skill/function collaboration
Leadership: Acts as a role model and standard setter. Able to proactively coach, mentor and enable others to develop individual skills and broaden the capabilities and competencies within the company Assignment Management

IND123

Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876 030
Contact: Tony Hutt
Email:

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