Technical Director - Marine & Coastal - Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol, Ca

Arcadis Llp
03 Dec 2017
16 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Director ? Marine & Coastal

Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham or Guildford

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate ?3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Arcadis. Improving quality of life.
Our Marine & Coastal Business Unit is experiencing an increased workload across various sectors and currently have a wide variety of projects for the Ministry of Defence, Local Government, the Environment Agency on the Water & Environment Management Framework, Canals and River Trust Framework, and our colleagues in the Middle East.


We are seeking to recruit a Technical Director to be based from our Plymouth or Exeter office, to play a key role in our established Marine and Coastal team. The candidate will have specialist knowledge and experience in delivering marine and coastal engineering schemes in the UK and internationally.

To be considered, we are seeking candidates with the following credentials:

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

? Relevant Engineering Degree (e.g. MEng Civil Engineering or Coastal Engineering, etc.)
? Post graduate qualifications
? Chartered Engineer Professional status i.e. MICE or FICE

Essential Experience:

? Extensive experience of marine & coastal engineering design (including coastal modelling).
? Held significant roles in the delivery of civil engineering schemes in the UK and internationally.
? Maintains strong client focus, with an established professional network in the UK.
? Demonstrated ability to lead, with good influencing, motivating and delegation skills.
? Well-developed commercial skills, with a sound knowledge of the industry, a demonstrated ability in sales and business development and a proven record in entrepreneurial behaviour.
? Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally.
? Use of current industry IT software and tools, including design and analysis software, BIM, cloud based filing and processing.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Business Director you will take a key role in managing and directing the team, providing both leadership and technical guidance to team members, while developing the team to its full potential. You will work closely with the Business Director, Senior Technical Director and other senior leaders to develop and deliver the business strategy, with particular focus on technical performance, to enable Arcadis to be at the forefront of technical excellence in the water sector.

Additional responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
? Engaging with and utilising fully the Global Excellence Centres (GECs) as key members and resources of your business teams, and as a seamless part of our service offering.
? Coordinating an effective technical review process on a range of marine & coastal engineering design and modelling projects.
? Oversee the delivery of projects on time, meeting both quality and budgetary targets, while striving to exceed client expectations.
? Ensuring the profitable operation of the Business Unit by delivery of the Business Plan and achievement of the agreed financial targets (net income, gross margin, working capital, cash collection).
? Liaising closely with the Business Director and Framework Managers to acquire new business from existing and new clients.
? Delivering effective and efficient bid management in liaison with the Business Director.
? Promoting and market all facets of the company?s services during client interfaces and generally.
? Encouraging innovative and entrepreneurial thinking among team members.

Remuneration & Benefits

At Arcadis we believe in rewarding our staff for their commitment and endeavours and we have designed a flexible benefits package that we feel will suit all of our team. You will receive a basic salary that will match your skills, experience and requirements, coupled with:

Pension matched to 8%
Life Assurance
Income Protection
Annual Leave
Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid
Tax Free Season Ticket Loan
Cycle to Work Scheme
Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
Childcare Vouchers
Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make!

How to Apply:

Applying could not be easier, please click the link below and follow the simple steps to upload your CV and commence what could be the next and most fulfilling chapter in your career to date.

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