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Associate Director (Water Section)

Conrad Consulting Ltd.
England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
£70000 - £75000 per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director to join one of the world's most prestigious and major names in multi-disciplinary engineering services.

The Water based team in their Newcastle office welcome a variety of experience and would utilise the specialist skills of the successful candidate to support their agile and forward-thinking team in growing and delivering innovative multidisciplinary engineering solutions for a broad range of strategic UK and international clients, across clean and wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure.

The successful candidate will support the team in winning and delivering innovative multidisciplinary engineering solutions for their local water clients in the North, plus a broad range of strategic UK and international clients, across both Clean Water and Wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure areas.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain key client relationships with local and national water clients.
  • Lead on work winning through bid management; production of proposals, fees, scope definition, and quality answers in response to client tenders, in accordance with company bid management system.
  • Client or contractor engagement (incl. Design & Build) to lead discussions on technical water civil engineering solutions, to technical and non-technical clients - both during project delivery and bidding stages.
  • Identify opportunities to promote value propositions with water clients.
  • Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary environment across teams and Practices to ensure successful delivery of projects.
  • Lead the efficient delivery of projects to meet programme and budget, complying with company business management governance.
  • Accountability for profitable delivery of projects and effective risk management.
  • Undertake technical design and/or review and supervision of project teams' design deliverables including engineering design calculations, drawings and report writing complying with company design management system.
  • Lead on quality and safe design of technical solutions for projects in accordance with relevant design standards and codes.
  • Champion the application of digital engineering initiatives and execution of innovative advances in water sector solutions.
  • Mentoring and line management responsibilities for team members from graduates to less experienced senior team members.
  • Provide technical leadership in water engineering.


  • A degree in civil engineering,
  • Chartered Member of a recognised engineering institution,
  • Extensive hands on experience of design / design-&-build / project and bid delivery and leadership in the water and/or wastewater engineering sector.
  • A strong technical water sector background, incl. knowledge of relevant UK and international codes and standards, for water and/or wastewater infrastructure and/or non-infrastructure assets.
  • Highly motivated, organised and with a strong desire to promote technical excellence within project teams and wider team/practice.
  • Experience of working with contractors to deliver the successful implementation of engineering solutions, including the Design & Build environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently within a multidisciplinary team including with Clients, Contractors and colleagues alike.
  • Proven track record of innovation in the water sector - digital advances, circularity, low carbon, new materials, prefabrication etc.
  • Flexible approach to work type and locations for project assignments, including overseas working or visits, if required.

The successful Associate Director will be rewarded with a competitive salary, generous benefits package and a varied, challenging role. An added benefit of this role is that our client encourages an agile working approach with the opportunity for both flexible and remote working to suit individual needs.

If you would like to know more, please send an updated CV to Graham Ventham to be considered.


Conrad Consulting are a specialist recruitment company that is responsible for supplying high quality personnel at all levels to civil and structural organisations throughout the nation on both a permanent and contract basis.

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0203 159 5387

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