Associate Technical Director / Principal Engineer

£45000 - £55000 per annum
18 May 2017
15 Jun 2017
Adam Butler
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is currently seeking a career minded, commercially aware and technically advanced Associate Technical Director or Principal Engineer with proven experience on Bridges and Civil Structures to take on a key role within our Civil Structures team in Croydon.

To be considered for a role we are seeking candidates with the following credentials:

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

* Degree in Civil Engineering
* Masters in Structural Engineering
* CEng, MIStructE, or equivalent
* Essential Experience:

* Recognised leader in specialist discipline with well-established industry networks
* Proven experience of delivering design on D&B projects on major infrastructure projects
* Proven experience of developing design through early stages on major infrastructure projects
* A sound working knowledge of the UK highway and rail sectors
* Proven ability to network and influence at peer levels
* Commercially astute
* Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally
* Duties & Responsibilities

You will take a key role in leading projects for the highway bridge team in Croydon. The role will require that you lead members of the team to produce designs and take responsibility for interfaces with client teams and project teams within the company. You will also provide technical input into bids and build a professional profile and reputation, for self and for the company, within the industry at a local and national level. You will also be required to manage the delivery of specialised components of projects, take an active part in Professional Excellence Groups (PEGs), assist in the technical development of staff, coaching and mentoring on technical issues and assisting with chartered institution membership.

The role will also see you establish and consolidate relationships with clients, both during and after project completion, use technical knowledge to identify and realise new client opportunities, manage technical resources to deliver projects efficiently and effectively and to identify key positions and work to grow the business in Croydon and the wider UK.

Technical Leadership:

* Keeping up to date with technical and legislative developments and seek opportunities to develop professional profile such as giving presentations to relevant conferences/meetings/professional bodies and participation in technical committees for trade organisations and standards
* Building effective and enduring relationships with other offices and external organisations to foster co-operation and maximise cross-sell and trade-up opportunities in relevant specialist field
* Establishing an understanding of client businesses, their drivers and competitors
* Providing technical expertise and overview to client and stakeholders and assisting clients through technical decision-making and provide alternatives options/solutions if there are changes to project objectives
* Providing reassurance, confidence and a sense of direction to both client and project team members
* Assisting in the development of talent through coaching and mentoring and through the PEGs
* Ensuring awareness of health and safety in all aspects of design and operations
* Operational Management:

* Using understanding of the technical challenges and client business to form the most effective team
* Working with client and stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of project objectives and to set protocols for working together
* Communicating with team members to ensure that they understand, and become engaged with, the project strategy, brief and client requirements
* Seeking and documenting regular feedback from clients on the quality of the company’s performance, technical solutions and delivery and advise on the appropriate mitigation as required
* Implementing innovation in technical issues, problem solving and the culture of the team, leading by example
* Undertaking technical reviews for projects
* Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager

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