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MEP Project Director

Job Profile

Over the years our strategy has been to diversify into new markets and reinforce our presence in established ones. As a result, we have technical expertise across 12 core sectors supported by skills encompassing design, infrastructure finance, project and programme management and management consultancy. These business areas cover buildings, cost management, health and education, power, transport, oil, gas, water and environment. It is this breadth of skills, services and global reach that makes us one of the world's top players in delivering consultancy solutions for our customers.

We are now looking for an experienced and proactive building services practioner to continue the development of our MEP teams in the eastern region of the UK. The role is a strategic appointment by the Group which will seek to continue the sustainable growth of our Buildings teams across Newcastle, Sheffield and Leeds.

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

We are seeking a key individual to further develop our buildings sector both within Newcastle and the north east, but also more widely across the east of England. With a strong background and pedigree in building services engineering design, the candidate will possess a reputation in the local market with a customer facing BD focus along with commercial management, leadership and technical competences.
The key remit of the role will be to:
• lead and further grow/develop our established design team based in Newcastle;
• take responsibility for the day to day management of those staff, including career development;
• provide strong and enthusiastic technical leadership of the design team’s projects;
• support the seamless integration of all other Building disciplines at project level within the Group, C&S, environmental, facades, fire engineering, etc.
• oversee successful delivery of projects commercially, directing their progress as necessary; and
lead business development activities for the region, including the management of external and internal client relationships

Candidate Specification

The successful candidate shall:
• have full membership of an appropriate professional body;
• have the ability to successfully demonstrate technical (design) skills;
• have enthusiasm and a dynamic approach to work;
• have an outward facing personality with good interpersonal skills;
• be self-motivated with good organisational capability;
• appreciate UK construction law and contracts;
• understand the financial constraints of the UK construction consulting industry;
• have strong and effective verbal and written communication skills;
• have good client care and development skills;
• have the ability quickly evaluate and rationalise risk;
• have flexibility and be willing to question and respond in a positive manner;
• be IT literate;
• have a strong understanding of BIM to a minimum of Level 2; and
• have a good knowledge of MEP software and drawing packages.

The candidate will ideally have the following desired qualifications/competencies:
• Experience of local and regional business development;
• A broad background of experience in building design;
• A willingness to travel on business;
• A demonstrable track record in winning work and selling the wider services of a company; and
• The ability to demonstrate recruitment, growth and development of a team.
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