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Associate Director - Electrical

R-046114
  1. United Kingdom

Associate Director - Electrical

Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, with over 50,000 employees worldwide. At Atkins, we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment. 

We are looking to appoint an Associate Director Electrical Engineer into our UK Building Services practice. 

When you join our Infrastructure division, you’ll get to see your ideas put into place on the design and engineering projects. You’ll work with a nationwide team who are all about keeping our critical infrastructure running. Whether it’s an airport, data centre, power station or transportation hub, you’ll find that no project is too big or complex for us to handle.

You will work closely with bid teams to capture internal and external business opportunities in the above referenced sectors. You’ll have the capability to take a brief, provide a comprehensive Building Services bid response and lead our team to deliver mission critical project design services.

Requirements

  • Degree qualified in the Electrical discipline and Chartered with a relevant institution
  • Ability to influence senior management and peers within the industry and positively challenge
  • An astute Electrical Building Services Engineer of high technical standing
  • Extensive project experience, necessitating high levels of technical competence
  • Experience working on a variety of major multi-discipline design projects
  • Demonstrable leadership and people management skills with the ability to run a team
  • Good commercial awareness, business management skills and results orientation
  • Customer focused with a high level of relationship management skills
  • Confident ability with good communication skills and a professional approach to clients and other Atkins employees
  • Ability to collate information and have a clear and structured approach to report writing 

Responsibilities

  • Commercial
  • Commercially aware and capable of identifying and securing internal and external project opportunities.
  • Takes commercial responsibility for the delivery of the Building Services team engaged on projects.
  • Bidding for project opportunities in compliance with business guidelines
  • Project Cost Control.

People

  • Generates good working relationships with internal and external clients and develops a client relationship management strategy.
  • Takes responsibility for key client management for specific clients.
  • Manages others performance to ensure customers receive a good service.
  • Provides management, motivation, inspiration and leadership for the Building Services team engaged on projects.
  • Undertakes appraisals and personal development plans for selected team members.
  • Good team leader skills in order to grow the business.
  • Recognises and develops talent in others; leads by example.
  • Can identify and nurture talent in others to build a high performing and technically sound team

Technical

  • Assumes full technical responsibility and operational accountability for Building Services team output on projects.
  • Familiar with relevant industry standards and guidelines
  • Comfortable in communicating and challenging other design team members to arrive at the optimum Building Services design solution.
  • Has an engineering design background and able to fully demonstrate an ability to design and lead Electrical and Building Services teams.
  • Extensive Electrical design experience in the construction industry.
  • Able to demonstrate a full understanding of the key Building Services design considerations when working on projects.

Business Development

  • Produces and implements discipline tactical marketing plans and ensure monthly business activities are undertaken regularly.
  • Develops marketing material, bid documents etc
  • Customer focussed and builds, maintains and nurtures a high profile client base
  • The location of this role in the South East. Your base will be negotiable with remote flexible working encouraged. There will be a requirement to visit clients and sites as dictated by our projects.

What we offer

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process.

Rewards and Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package . https://www.yourrewardatkins.com/#benefits

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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