Technical Director - Flood Risk
My client is an established water engineering consultancy and they are looking for an experienced Principal Engineer or Technical Director within the discipline of civil/structural engineering, specialising in Flood Risk Management.
The successful applicant will be based at their Peterborough office. The role will involve provision of project governance and technical accountability on various appraisal, detailed design and construction schemes.
With a background in civil or structural engineering, you will primarily be working on a range of flood risk alleviation projects involving coastal erosion, river and surface water flooding. These projects make a difference to local communities and the environment, serving a range of public and private sector clients including regulators, local authorities, water utility and strategic construction companies. The work will include options appraisal, concept design and detailed scheme design. It is expected that the candidate will mentor and manage staff and input to bid and tender preparation in a design & build environment. In addition, the successful candidate will support the Senior Management Team with strategic business development within the company.
Qualifications and experience
A degree in civil and or structural engineering is essential. The applicant will be a Chartered or Fellow member of the ICE or IStructE.
You will have a full UK driving licence.
Experience in the development of outline and detailed design solutions for flood risk management.
Experience in managing projects, contracts, budgetary control, specification preparation and liaising with clients.
Track record of supervising multi-disciplinary teams to develop design solutions.
Excellent communication and presentation skills and effective team working capabilities.
Development and Coordination of multi-disciplinary design of flood risk projects and risk management solutions.
Taking a technical leadership role in ensuring flood management project deliverables meet clients’ needs, including taking ownership and responsibility for the quality of project work to meet the highest standards.
Championing technical innovation to improve efficiency and quality of delivery, ensuring effective dissemination of latest methodologies and tools
Providing insight and technical input to business development activities across the company
Experience of leading and winning tender opportunities
Project management/direction with oversight of civil, hydraulic and environmental inputs, on a variety of flood risk management projects
Liaising with clients, hydraulic modellers, project managers and other design and management team members
Experience of Safety in Design and Designer’s responsibilities under CDM