Associate Director – Infrastructure / Highways

We are seeking an Associate Director – Infrastructure Engineer with experience in the Highways Sector to be part of our growing and vibrant team working on exciting highway projects.

The key elements of the role are to lead highways and infrastructure design projects, supported by our growing team of engineers, represent the company as a technical expert, contribute strongly to winning work and delivering projects safely, efficiently and effectively. You will work closely with private and public sector clients of diverse types & sectors locally and regionally.

What’s on offer

• Private Healthcare
• Training and Development
• Sponsorship of Professional Membership
• Eligibility for a performance related bonus

The role

• Responsible directly to the Head of Department for the financial, technical and project management control of the civil engineering aspects of small to large projects.
• Actively contribute to work winning activities and project pipeline
• Identify, develop and maintain relationships with main client contacts
• Direct/manage/approve complex high value proposals
• Take commercial responsibility for projects
• Ensure successful project delivery to time, cost, quality and other contractual requirements
• Liaise with architects, clients and other professionals whilst carrying out duties and at all times represent the practice in a professional and courteous way.
• Delegate to, manage and direct Engineers and Technicians involved on projects.
• Responsible for technical design quality on the projects they are managing.
• Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and be self-motivated.
• Undertake site visits to monitor the progress of works against specifications, and highlight issues to the contractor, client and/or (internal or external) project manager as necessary.
• Develop and supervise junior Engineers in the team
• Liaising with other construction professionals in the development of designs

What you need to succeed

• Chartered member of the ICE/CIHT
• Extensive knowledge and experience of delivering highway & drainage design; S278/38 Approval process and Water Authority Sections 104, 116 and 185 agreements.
• Experience of highway technical design on major and minor projects including a good understanding of design principles and the ability to practically apply them, knowledge of standard engineering practices and a demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety including CDM
• Must be IT literate with excellent knowledge of AutoCAD/Civil3D and Microdrainage or similarand other civil engineering packages to design and detail highway and drainage infrastructure and other civil engineering requirements on residential, commercial, and industrial developments.
• Knowledge of DMRB, MCHW, MfS, TSM, LA guides, etc and their applications
• A wide range of experience including working with housing developers is preferable
• Ability to mentor and supervise more junior colleagues;
• Ability to work collaboratively with a range of project stakeholders
• Excellent written skills along with the preparation of technical reports and fee proposals

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Summary information

  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £75,000 – £95,000
  • Published: February 13, 2024