Director, Civil and Structural Engineering

Focus Point Recruitment
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job title: Director, Civil and Structural Engineering
Company: Independent Engineering Consultancy
Location: London EC, UK

Company profile:

I am currently partnering with a well-known name in the construction industry that has been indomitable since the mid-19th century when the founder began his civil engineering practice in Scotland. In the early days the company was engaged in the development of Scotland’s road and rail infrastructure and was responsible for the design of many prominent projects. Their activities grew and varied through the 20th century as the infrastructure network matured and focus turned to the improvement, replacement and development of building stock of all kinds. The company name has remained at the forefront of construction and has been constantly regarded amongst the most capable and respected engineering practices in the UK.

Today, the company is still one of the UK's leading independent, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies specialising in building design, civil engineering, infrastructure and industrial project management.

Features and benefits:

A six-figure salary AND bonus paid company-wide dependent on performance. Company pays 10% pension, private health, and option to buy shares based on key targets; once £500K turnover achieved shares can be purchased.


London is certainly one of the most famous cities in the world and the target destination for millions of visitors each year, but why do they come? Here are a few reasons:
• World-class music scene
• Easy to pop across to the European continent
• The food scene is vast and delicious
• Excellent educational establishments
• High fashion
• Famous landmarks
• Plenty of pubs and clubs
• The Queen lives there!!

Role in the company:

Your Mission: To run the civil and structural division of the London office.
You will have the sole responsibility of increasing the profitability and raising the profile of the existing team (5 strong).


Must be strong and accomplished in business development (BD). 60-70% of the role is BD
Business savvy, must be able to build a profitable business by delivering projects on time and to a high standard
Owner of a “little black book” of contacts
Ability to develop new and existing business. The clients should become “like friends”
Comfortable in a “hands on” Director led environment
Capable of building turnover to £250-£300K in the first year-increasing to £1.5M over the 3-4 years.
Previous experience of managing a team
Technical knowledge
Commercial expertise, ability to secure the workload
Ability to review and understand designs
A Chartered Engineer-this is company policy

My client is urgently looking to interview and hire. Even if you are currently happy and not considering a change now, this opportunity is worth a few minutes to hear more about. If not for yourself, one of your fortunate colleagues might be grateful that you passed it along.

All our conversations are confidential and you will be speaking with a seasoned and well-networked head-hunter. Please bear in mind that even if the initial discussion does not immediately lead to career progression, you will have made a connection with a recruiter who is immersed in your industry every day