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Technical Director - Civil Engineer

Birmingham, B1
Closing date
Jun 26, 2023

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Position Type
Director, Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
At RPS, our civil engineering business is experiencing strong growth and we are now recruiting for a Technical Director or Associate Director to join our team in the UK. Our central team is based in Birmingham and practice agile working.

In this role, you will be an integral part of our team in delivering projects and solutions for our clients using your expertise in the design of all civil engineering elements of residential, commercial and retail schemes.

We're RPS, our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. Here you'll find work that is challenging and rewarding, and you'll be supported every step of the way.

RPS Design Division delivers projects across multiple, niche sectors from residential housing developments, logistics, retail, aviation, healthcare, education, advanced manufacturing, data centres, energy and more as we strive to achieve the right balance between form and function when faced with competing priorities around sustainability, materiality, cost and constructability. Digitalisation is at the core of our delivery model allowing our clients and their stakeholders to really experience our designs right from project concept stage and through drawing on expertise spanning decades, industries and disciplines, we assist clients to harmonise design drivers through inspired engineering, architecture and development services.

What you'll be doing
  • This is a dynamic role with an experienced team and a strong pipeline of interesting projects.
  • Undertake detailed design of all civil engineering elements on residential, commercial and retail development schemes and ensure those designs are fully value engineered, suitable for adoption and most importantly to the clients brief and expectations
    Take responsibility of financial aspects of the various schemes including producing fee proposals, negotiating fee agreements, monitoring costs, revenue and profit etc
    Assist with leading and developing a team of engineers within the engineering department
  • Development of new work streams particularly in the residential sector
  • Build and develop good client relationships

Who we're looking for

We are looking for a Technical Director with experience experience in large residential schemes, who can communicate at all levels and engage successfully with clients and local authorities.

Essential Skills:
  • Proven track record in delivering quality Civil Engineering solutions and residential development projects which achieved or exceeded the client's expectations.
  • Possession of relevant knowledge and experience of residential and commercial sectors
  • Have very good client contacts.
  • Essential and key is the ability to develop and build on existing client contacts to successfully bring in new work streams.
  • Proficient in use of AutoCAD, Windes and PDS or XP Site 3D
  • 10 to 12 years' professional experience in the design of Civils for residential and commercial developments
  • Excellent Engineering Technical knowledge as well as excellent analytical skills.

  • Degree in Civil Engineering. Chartered Engineer, MICE or MCIHT

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