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Job Profile

Our Manchester highways team is currently growing a highly skilled and customer-focused team to respond to an increasing number of potential opportunities in Greater Manchester Area. We operate from newly refurbished grade A office space in the centre of the City, in a vibrant, caring, people-orientated culture, which encourages development and rewards good work.

We are seeking an Associate to lead our team on a range of exciting projects which currently include:
  • Cuerdens Development ( Preston)
  • Northern Hub
  • Moorside Nuclear PowerStation
  • TfGM Framework
To be a successful you will ideally be Chartered, have demonstrable highways experince and be technically proficient in one or more areas of technical capability such as alignment, drainage, pavement, signs and road markings. You should also be able to show experience of leading and mentoring team members.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

As an Associate you will be expected to combine managerial leadership and technical responsibilities working on highway projects within the Greater Manchester
area and supporting other teams in the UK and on international projects. The role carries a high degree of autonomy.

You will have responsibility for:
  • Promoting and ensuring adherence to our health and safety policy and procedures
  • Managing discrete design packages and multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Guiding teams and clients through the approval processes, including the discharge of associated conditions
  • Showing technical leadership and providing technical expertise and advice
  • Controlling task programme and budgets
  • Presenting technical advice to clients and stakeholders
  • Managing major schemes and business development
  • Motivation and performance of junior staff
  • Proactively liaising with and reporting to their line manager and/or project manager/director

Candidate Specification

The successful candidate will need/have:
  • A demonstrable track record in highway design
  • Proven experience in leading design teams
  • A Chartered engineer with ICE or CIHT
  • Technically astute and experienced in coaching, mentoring and developing people and teams
  • Commercial awareness, financial and technical reporting ability
  • Able to interpret client requirements to produce a sound engineering proposal
  • Knowledge of highway design standards (DMRB) and specification (MCHW)
  • A confident communicator with good verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrable experience of project management across multi-disciplines
  • Prepared to work overseas should the opportunity arise
  • Experience of working for Highways England, local authorities or Passenger Transport Executives.
  • Ability to seek opportunities and development of the business
  • Knowledge of contract preparation and procurement
  • Full awareness of H&S Legislation and how it is applied to the design process
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