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Technical Director - Highways - Birmingham

Technical Director - Highways - Birmingham

Job Title: Technical Director - Highways - Birmingham
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Industry:
Reference: RTG-TECHDIR-0504-PS
Contact Name: Patrick
Contact Email: patrick.sarjeant@russell-taylor.co.uk
Job Published: April 05, 2017 11:00

Job Description

Technical Director - Highways - Birmingham

 

Russell Taylor group are currently working with a world leader in providing professional technical services to industrial, commercial and government clients.  

 

Our client has an unrivalled reputation in the Highways UK infrastructure consultancy sector as a result of an extensive profile of major projects with clients that include Highways England (HE), Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, national and regional contractors and several noteworthy Local Authorities.

 

The Role

 

As a Technical Director, you will have people management responsibilities and will be the lead on a diverse range of projects.  Responsibilities will include:

 

  • Leadership, growth and development of the regional highway team adding value to the established national and international capability; 
  • Preparation of proposals and designs at feasibility, optioneering, planning and detailed design stages; 
  • Identifying and leading on added value, sustainable engineering and Lean initiatives relating to Highways;   
  • Providing technical direction to design engineers, graduates and technicians; 
  • Liaison with clients, contractors and third parties; 
  • Interfacing with other Jacobs disciplines and offices such as Highway Structures,  Technology, Geotechnical, Rail, Transport Planning, and Environmental; 
  • Resolving technical issues as they occur and monitoring progress in your areas of responsibility; 
  • Managing project delivery including financial management and monitoring; 
  • People/team management and local recruitment;
  • Client Relationship Management at all levels in client organisations.

The Person

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Civil Engineering; 
  • Chartered Member of ICE or equivalent; 
  • A leading approach to health and safety in all things
  • Experience in the highways sector including the delivery of HE projects; 
  • Experience of liaising/negotiating with client representatives and staff at a senior level; 
  • Thorough understanding and practical application of the DMRB 
  • Good working knowledge of different contract types and procurement options including but not limited to NEC3. 
  • Able to produce well-presented and technically accurate reports; 
  • Workload and resource management skills; 
  • Capability to oversee tasks and costs and deliver programmed work on time and under budget including adoption of EVA techniques; 
  • Good IT and presentation skills; 
  • Experience of motivating and driving delivery teams; 
  • Confident with proven interpersonal and communication skills
  • Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice Experience of managing multi-disciplined projects being delivered by teams at various geographical locations both within the UK and overseas
  • Strong evidence of Continued Professional Development within technical specialism.

 

 

SHOULD YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFRORMATION OR WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS IN CONFIDENCE, PLEASE CALL ME FOR A CONFIDENTIAL CHAT ON 0151 304 7034 OR EMAIL patrick.sarjeant@russell-taylor.co.uk