Highways Technical Director

£55000 - £65000 per annum
22 Feb 2017
22 Mar 2017
Adam Butler
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Technical Director, you will have people management responsibilities and will be the lead on a diverse range of projects. Responsibilities will include:

* Leadership, growth and development of the regional highway team adding value to the established national and international capability;
* Preparation of proposals and designs at feasibility, optioneering, planning and detailed design stages;
* Identifying and leading on added value, sustainable engineering and Lean initiatives relating to Highways;
* Providing technical direction to design engineers, graduates and technicians;
* Liaison with clients, contractors and third parties;
* Interfacing with other disciplines and offices such as Highway Structures, Technology, Geotechnical, Rail, Transport Planning, and Environmental;
* Resolving technical issues as they occur and monitoring progress in your areas of responsibility;
* Managing project delivery including financial management and monitoring;
* People/team management and local recruitment;
* Client Relationship Management at all levels in client organisations.


Essential Criteria

* Bachelors or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering;
* Chartered Member of ICE or equivalent;
* A leading approach to health and safety in all things;
* Experience in the highways sector including the delivery of HE projects;
* Experience of liaising/negotiating with client representatives and staff at a senior level;
* Thorough understanding and practical application of the DMRB;
* Good working knowledge of different contract types and procurement options including but not limited to NEC3;
* Able to produce well-presented and technically accurate reports;
* Workload and resource management skills;
* Capability to oversee tasks and costs and deliver programmed work on time and under budget including adoption of EVA techniques;
* Good IT and presentation skills;
* Experience of motivating and driving delivery teams;
* Confident with proven interpersonal and communication skills;
* Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice Experience of managing multi-disciplined projects being delivered by teams at various geographical locations both within the UK and overseas;
* Strong evidence of Continued Professional Development within technical specialism.

Desirable Criteria

* Experience and knowledge in the use of BIM for electronic storage and use of data;
* Experience of ECI or Design and Build projects;
* Experience of construction supervision;
* Knowledge of HE CDF;
* Knowledge of local authority interfaces;
* PRINCE2 Accreditation;
* Recent experience of Highways England Major Projects;
* Health and Safety training in the infrastructure sector.

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