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Senior Civil Engineer

Lethaby & Cook Ltd
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27 Feb 2021

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Senior Civil Engineer - Business Development & Management - Central London - Up to £80,0000 per annum, plus bonus, pension & benefits;

A senior engineer with a highways or rail background and experience of developing new business is required by a leading European heavy civil engineering consultancy. The UK division is engaged on major civil engineering project work focused on highways and tunnelling. This appointment forms part of their on-going commitment to scaling up their permanent UK presence, through acquisition and organic growth.

This is an opportunity to join an established and credible player, it provides the prospect of advancement to an executive level as the UK business expands. The practice has a high level of technical expertise, receiving industry recognition for designing and delivering complex major projects globally, especially within highways, rail, water resources and tunnelling.

Alongside the director of their UK and Ireland business you will be identifying and helping to secure new work focused on highways, rail, tunnelling and heavy civil engineering infrastructure projects. You will be researching sectors and targeting companies, studying project delivery models and procurement routes, tracking project opportunities, delivering client presentations and the preparation of fee proposals. You will provide input at a strategic level and during 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, especially in a client facing capacity.

About you: A civil engineer with a technical grounding who has commercial acumen. You should have a consulting engineering background and be operating at a senior/ associate level. Degree qualified in civil engineering from a reputable university. Knowledgable in the UK's highway and rail sector and current industry trends. Your engineering experience will include topics such as bid management, proposals, fee negotiation, framework agreements or design and build partnerships. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to forge effective long-term relationships with existing and potential clients.
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