Civil Engineering Manager
A major European consultancy is looking for a commercially astute civil engineer to play a key role in their U.K. expansion. Our client is a highly credible player employing over 3500 staff internationally looking for a senior level civil engineer with managerial and business development experience. It provides exceptional career potential, organic growth will be complimented by company acquisition in which you play a key role. The practice has a high level of technical expertise, receiving industry recognition for designing and delivering complex major projects globally within the highways, rail, water resources and tunnelling sectors.
Working alongside the UK director you will be identifying and helping to secure new work, predominantly focused on highways, rail, tunnelling and heavy civil engineering infrastructure projects. This entails researching sectors and targeting companies, studying project delivery models and procurement routes, tracking project opportunities, client presentations and preparation of fee proposals. You will provide input at a strategic level and in in the identification of potential company acquisitions, plus assistance during due diligence stages prior to buyout. More broadly, you will contribute to the successful delivery of projects in a client facing capacity.
You should have a technical grounding and detailed knowledge of the UK’s civil engineering sector. You will need a consulting engineering background, encompassing topics such as bid management, proposals, fee negotiation, framework agreements or design and build partnerships. C More generally your work as an engineer must have included developing and winning new business, either as part of your function or in a dedicated capacity. Good communication skills are essential, as is the ability to forge effective long-term relationships with existing and potential clients. A good academic background is essential. Chartership is desirable as is an MBA, however, more importance is being placed on a relevant track record and talent.