Associate Technical Director - Water Management & Resilience

Job Title: Associate Technical Director - Water Management & Resilience
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: Competitive
REF: BBBH22241
Contact Name: Rachel Wood
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

A leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets is recruiting and I am happy to have been appointed to assist in recruiting for what is an integral role for the business.

Their new Water Management & Resilience Business Unit is experiencing an increased workload across various sectors and currently have a wide variety of projects for the Environment Agency on the Water & Environment Management Framework, Local Government, and for the Canal and River Trust on a recently secured 5 year Framework. They also provide specialist advice to global projects proving opportunities for travel.

The role of Associate Technical Director is to be based in either Birmingham, Leeds, Guildford or the Croydon office. The candidate will have specialist knowledge and experience in delivering water management schemes, particularly flood risk management, resilience or canal engineering projects.

To be considered, I am seeking candidates with the following credentials:

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

Relevant Engineering Degree (e.g. MEng Civil Engineering or Coastal Engineering, etc.)

Chartered Engineer Professional status i.e. MICE

Essential Experience:

Extensive experience of flood risk engineering design or canal engineering design

Held significant roles in the delivery of civil engineering schemes nationally

Demonstrated ability to lead, with good influencing, motivating and delegation skills

Well-developed commercial skills, with a sound knowledge of the industry, an ability in sales and business development and a proven record in technical innovation behaviour

Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Framework Managers you will take a key role in managing and directing the team, providing both leadership and technical guidance to team members, while developing the team to its full potential. You will ensure and /or implement right-shaping of resources and effective resource management in line with function / discipline business plan requirements.

Additional responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

Engaging with and utilising fully the Global Excellence Centres (GECs) as key members and resources of your business teams, and as a seamless part of our service offering.

Coordinating an effective technical review process on a range of Flood risk management or canal engineering designs

Oversee the delivery of projects on time, meeting both quality and budgetary targets, while striving to exceed client expectations.

Ensuring the profitable operation of the Business Unit by delivery of the Business plan and achievement of the agreed financial targets (net income, gross margin, working capital, cash collection).

Liaising closely with the Business Director and Framework Managers to acquire new business from existing and new clients

Promoting effective and efficient bid management in liaison with the Business Director.

Promoting and market all facets of the company's services during client interfaces and generally

Encouraging innovative and entrepreneurial thinking among team members

Remuneration & Benefits

My client truly believes in rewarding their staff for their commitment and endeavours and have designed a flexible benefits package that will suit the whole team. You will receive a basic salary that will match your skills, experience and requirements, coupled with:

Pension matched to 8%


Life Assurance

Income Protection

Annual Leave

Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid

Tax Free Season Ticket Loan

Cycle to Work Scheme

Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave

Childcare Vouchers

This is a great opportunity and if you think you have the skills and knowledge required then please do get in touch at your earliest convenience.