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Associate Director

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £65k - 75k per year

  • Contact:

    Zubair Ahmed

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 065

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

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Associate Director
I'm currently recruiting for an Associate Director in London, for a fast growing consultancy, to manage and support the flood and water management service functions nationally.  The role will involve cross-service responsibility for day to day office management of a multi-disciplinary consultancy team. You will also be responsible for managing multiple technical teams; be accountable for delivering high-quality design services and secure new and repeat business.
As the Associate Director you will also have hands-on involvement in managing programmes of work, and delivering expert technical input in the production of design packages to deliver flood and water management projects, including highway improvements and public realm design projects from inception to completion. Lead and mentor direct reports and teams of flood and water management engineers to support project delivery.
The Associate Director will also act as account manager for several key clients. Deliver and contribute to the success of business plans and strategies. Be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with clients, adopting a collaborative partnership approach and negotiating with internal and external business partners, clients and customers.
The Role
·Provide analysis, advice and support to resolve technical and day to day managerial problems.
·Actively seek new business opportunities.
·Demonstrate leadership and direction to local staff.
·Formulate training, development and succession plans.
·Provide technical and commercial information and advise the business development and commercial management team to produce tender documents and marketing material.
·Actively keep abreast of the latest techniques and best practises to maintain quality standards
·Contribute to the business strategy and plan
·Develop and maintain professional networks as a basis for a contribution to the development of best practice and fit for purpose solutions
·Develop and grow the current client base
·Build and maintain relationships based on the partnership approach and negotiate at a senior level with internal, external business partners, clients and customers
·Maintain and improve financial targets (chargeable hours, margins etc)
·Develop self and staff in accordance with personal and individual training plans.
·Be flexible - carry out any duties as and when required for the good of the company
The Ideal Candidate
·Degree or equivalent
·Substantial experience of at least 10-15 years
·Substantial experience in managing large teams and significant budgets at senior level
·Chartered with ICE or CIWEM
·Detailed technical knowledge and expertise in flood and water management
·Seasoned professional with substantial experience in professional discipline
·Working knowledge of relevant legislation, planning policy, guides and design standards relating to flood risk management and drainage strategies;
·Demonstrable knowledge of developing client relationships to develop new opportunities
·Extensive experience of quality assurance and technical leadership
·Experienced in solution development and ability to develop, price and agree scope of services plus leading and winning tender opportunities
·Highly experienced in writing and reviewing technical reports and adept in conveying key messages in a simple and clear manner from complex technical documentation
·Highly effective mentoring and training skills to develop and support staff.
·Professional experience in project management
·Business knowledge and understanding
·Skills and experience in people management
·Knowledge and experience of financial management for significant project and programme values
·Demonstrable commercial awareness and skills and commercial management of small to large projects
·Skills and experience in people management
·Experience managing multiple projects both technically and financially.
·Competitive Salary depending on experience
·27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
·Private Health Care
·Continuous training and development
·Yearly Professional Membership of your choice
For more information, click APPLY NOW or call Zubair Ahmed on 02393 876065.
If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Infrastructure & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years' experience in this market. Please call Zubair Ahmed at Carrington West on 02393 876065 for more information.
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