Director Structural Engineer

RGB Recruitment
80,000 - 85,000 GBP
Jun 24, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Position Type
Director, Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
This is a truly unique partnership opportunity run your own business without the usual risks of startup costs , investment and developing a pipeline of work. The Director will be tasked with the development of a new business which will come under the umbrella of an existing and successful development group. Due to the nature of the companies within the group, there will be a significant and immedate pipeline of projects to work on. You will then be expected to build the business and team from that point using local contacts and relationships, it is essential that you are known in the local market. As well as an immediate pipeline of work, this role comes with a salary of Circa £80,000 and a significant share of the business. You can expect to be based at the group's contemporary offices in either Exeter or Plymouth, depending on your location, situated not far from the M5.This is a senior management role requiring strong technical and management skills with sales responsibility. This person will be responsible for the design quality, work winning and profitable delivery of projects within their business.Responsibilities
  • Project set-up and briefing
  • Structural and civil engineering concept designs
  • Design quality of team's output (both technical and creative design) for both civil and structural Engineering project requirements
  • Checking and approval of principal and senior engineers' outputs
  • Delivery of monthly and annual profit and turnover targets for team to meet agreed targets.
  • Management of team and integration with other parties to meet agreed client programmes
  • Work winning and business development
  • Correct implementation of company QA, IMS (including archiving), HR and H&S procedures within team
  • Identify team weaknesses and issues requiring input from the director
  • Timely invoicing and debtor chasing, management of WIP and forward workload/resource planning
  • Mentoring and training team members to enable their progression
  • Implement appraisals and setting Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-relative (SMART) objectives
  • Input into the recruitment of key staff within the team.
Core job functions
  • Preparation of fee proposals
  • Staff management
  • Delivery of scheme designs and input into scheme design reports
  • Managing multiple projects
  • Management of the delivery of detailed design including full tender and construction packages
  • Liaison with clients, statutory authorities, architects, the design team, and main contractors
  • Attendance at key design and site meetings
  • Input at management and strategic levels
  • Interface with and manage the input of other departments (typically Transport, M&E, Infrastructure and Geotechnical teams) - provide briefing via the project briefing sheet and monitor deliverables
  • Quality management - ensure team follows all necessary QA systems
  • Business development - work with others within the business to develop our business in line with core values
  • Agree appointment and contract documentation for all fee earning projects within your team.
Person requirements
  • MEng in civil/structural engineering OR a first degree in a related discipline
  • Chartered Engineer with Full Membership of the ICE or IStructE
  • Self-motivated team player with good people skills
  • Strong communication, analysis, technical design and drawing/sketching skills
  • Marketing and business development skills.
Within the group there are existing resources for the technical output of your business so hands on technical input is not necessarily required.