Highways Associate Director
Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Engineering
My client's Highways team is seeking a professional engineer with extensive post qualification experience in the design of Highway schemes to work in the Exeter office. The team is growing and offers excellent opportunities for the right candidate.
The successful candidate will lead a dedicated team undertaking preliminary and detailed designs for major national Highway schemes and local authority transport improvements, both in the UK and overseas.
You will be responsible for the project management and technical delivery of highway schemes from inception through to handover of the completed scheme to the client. This role will primarily be client facing and the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of delivery of schemes in either the local or national transport arena.
A typical week will include;
Taking responsibility for the management and leadership of teams in day to day operational matters.
Managing projects to ensure coordination of multi-disciplinary inputs.
Managing resources effectively and efficiently to meet fluctuating work loads.
Working with Clients and design teams to deliver compliant designs on time and within budget meeting CDM, QA and technical review requirements.
Leading the design process and encourage the rest of the team to deliver appropriate and cost effective solutions to the agreed programme; supporting those less experienced by completing technical reviews, mentoring and providing advice.
Participating in tender bids and business development opportunities as they arise.
Developing relationships with other teams to utilise additional resources required.
Agreeing fees and managing the commercial position on projects.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
Achieved Chartership and have extensive post professional qualification experience.
Experience of Project management and technical delivery lead of medium to high complexity Highway schemes, with detailed experience of Highways Agency procedures essential.
Proven knowledge in design, maintenance and supervision of highways related projects. This should include new build, maintenance and assessment of roads infrastructure.
Proven working knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCDHW) in relation to Highway projects.
Experience or knowledge of Highway design packages such as MX/Civils3D and WinDes preferred, but not essential.
Good communication, client handling and interpersonal skills are essential.
Excellent IT skills including MSProject