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Civil Engineering Associate Director (Water)

Calibre Search
Belfast, County Antrim
£60000 - £70000/annum
Closing date
Mar 23, 2023

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
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Civil Engineering Associate Director (Water) Belfast, Northern Ireland £60,000 - £70,000 base salary Company

A world-leader in engineering, design consultancy and construction providing our staff with opportunities to work on the most exciting and diverse water projects across the UK and worldwide.
Following an exciting and very successful start to AMP7 and expansion of our International portfolio, the Infrastructure division is seeking to appoint an Associate Director to join our Water Sector focused team based at our Belfast office.
We welcome a variety of experience and plan to utilise your specialist skills to support our team in winning and delivering innovative multidisciplinary engineering solutions for our local water clients in the North, plus our broad range of strategic UK and international clients, across both Clean Water and Wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure areas. This includes treatment works, desalination, pipelines and pumping stations, collection and storage systems and digital twins.
If you have a passion for engineering and are interested in our challenging growth plan in the North, the wider UK and around the World, creating great career opportunities, we would be keen to hear from you.
Job Responsibilities:
The engineering services we offer to our clients require us to be able to deliver in an agile and future-facing environment. The following are therefore examples of the type of responsibilities and requirements we seek/need you to have, working as part of our dynamic multidisciplinary water/wastewater design team.
On our frameworks act as programme manager or Project Director on regional frameworks with key clients, maintaining strong client relationships and driving continuous improvement in delivery.
On major projects act as Lead Project Manager / Design Manager or Discipline Lead on project delivery across UK and international project lifecycles: feasibility studies, front-end to detailed design (incl. Design and Build), and construction support.

Develop and maintain key client relationships with local and national water clients.
Lead on work winning through bid management; production of proposals, fees, scope definition, and quality answers in response to client tenders, in accordance with Akins' bid management system.
Client or contractor engagement (incl. Design & Build) to lead discussions on technical water civil engineering solutions, to technical and non-technical clients - both during project delivery and bidding stages.
Identify opportunities to promote value propositions with water clients.
Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary environment across teams and Practices to ensure successful delivery of projects.
Lead the efficient delivery of projects to meet programme and budget, complying with Atkins' business management governance.
Accountability for profitable delivery of of projects and effective risk management.
Undertake technical design and/or review and supervision of project teams' design deliverables including engineering design calculations, drawings and report writing complying with Akins' design management system.
Lead on quality and safe design of technical solutions for projects in accordance with relevant design standards and codes.
Champion the application of digital engineering initiatives and execution of innovative advances in water sector solutions.
Mentoring and line management responsibilities for team members from graduates to less experienced senior team members.
Provide technical leadership in water engineering.
Job Requirements:

Educated to degree level in an engineering discipline (Civil, Mechanical, Process, EICA); Chartered Member of a recognised engineering institution.
Extensive hands on experience of design / design-&-build / project and bid delivery and leadership in the water and/or wastewater engineering sector.
A strong technical water sector background, incl. knowledge of relevant UK and international codes and standards, for water and/or wastewater infrastructure and/or non-infrastructure assets.
Highly motivated, organised and with a strong desire to promote technical excellence within project teams and wider Atkins team/practice.
Experience of working with contractors to deliver the successful implementation of engineering solutions, including the Design & Build environment.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently within a multidisciplinary team including with Clients, Contractors and colleagues alike.
Proven track record of innovation in the water sector - digital advances, circularity, low carbon, new materials, prefabrication etc.
Flexible approach to work type and locations for project assignments, including overseas working or visits, if required.
Additional Information:
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

If interested, please contact Andrew Wilson at Calibre Search or apply within.

Civil Engineering Associate Director (Water)

Civil Engineering Associate Director (Water)

Civil Engineering Associate Director (Water)

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