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Technical Director (Flood and Water Management)

Ref no. BHN560941
Location Manchester, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

A leading design, engineering and landscape architecture consultancy based in Manchester are currently looking for a Flood Risk specialist to come and lead a team of 6 Flood Risk Engineers as the Technical Director (Flood Risk and Water Management)

Key skills required for this role

Flood Water Management Technical Director


Flood risk / drainage

Job description

The company are a nationwide consultancy of 6 UK offices operating across several disciplines.

The right candidate will be joining an office of around 12 staff working in conjunction with a Scottish office and a multidisciplinary team of around 20 in total.

The company's approach to integrated design produces award winning results that have won significant industry recognition and includes being awarded CIHT's Employer of the Year in 2021.

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Technical Director will provide leadership, governance and direction, and contribute to the success of business plan and strategies.

The Responsibilities of a Technical Director (Flood Risk and Water Management):

Establish and maintain relationships with key clients, adopting a collaborative partnership approach and negotiate with internal and external business partners, clients and customers.

Deliver and contribute to the success of business plans and strategies, developing, tracking and securing new opportunities in the public and private sectors that will enable the FWM team to meet growth aspirations.

Lead and mentor direct reports and teams of FWM engineers to support project delivery.

Report and contribute at operational team meetings and implement agreed management strategies and line manage up to six direct reports, undertaking annual appraisals to agree, monitor and measure performance targets.

Manage programmes of work and deliver expert technical support, input and services in the delivery of FWM projects including highway and public realm design schemes from inception to completion.

Prepare and assist with bid submissions for new work (one-off projects and long-term framework contracts) that enable the business to meet growth aspirations.

Provide commercial management, project programming, resource management, risk assessment, quality checking and delivery management, including authorisation of project work.

Proactively recruit and develop quality resources and assist in the management of resources and service delivery cross-regionally, working closely with other service leads.

Support regional financial performance through management of key accounts, debt management, project oversight, staff resourcing, resource scheduling and pipeline analysis.

The Requirements of a Technical Director (Flood Risk and Water Management):

Degree or equivalent Substantial experience of at least 15 years Substantial experience in managing large teams and significant budgets at senior level

Chartered with ICE or CIWEM Demonstrable detailed technical knowledge and expertise in flood and water management design and implementation with the ability to make informed, timely and justified decisions

Seasoned professional with substantial experience in professional discipline and recognised in the industry Working knowledge of relevant legislation, planning policy, guides and design standards relating to flood risk management and drainage strategies

Demonstrable knowledge of developing client relationships and new opportunities Extensive experience of quality assurance and technical leadership including flood risk, flood compensation and drainage modelling software outputs and approvals

Experienced in solution development and ability to develop, price and agree scope of services plus leading and winning tender opportunities

Highly experienced in writing and reviewing technical reports and adept in conveying key messages in a simple and clear manner from complex technical documentation

Highly effective mentoring and training skills to develop and support staff Professional experience in project management

Skills And Experience In People Management Knowledge and experience of financial management for significant project and programme values.

Demonstrable business / commercial management skills of small to large projects

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