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Associate Technical Director

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    1 year ago
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    May 30, 2023

Our Clients focus is attracting, retaining and developing people who share the same passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return they offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Their people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of their core values is ‘people first’, and supported by their Lovinklaan foundation, our client invests in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Our Clients Highways Bridges team has a requirement for an Associate Technical Director (Bridges) to work from either their Leeds, Bristol, or Exeter offices. The successful Associate Technical Director will be a chartered / incorporated Structural Engineer with significant experience in Bridge Engineering, design, assessment or project management.

Role Description

The Bridges and Civil Structures team is involved in some of the UK’s most high profile, complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. Our client has an enviable reputation in the delivery of some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s most prestigious and challenging projects. Our client works with companies such as: the Department of Transport, Transport for Scotland, the Highways England, Transport for London, Borough Councils, Civil Engineering Contractors and International Governments, for whom they undertake the planning, design and supervision of civil engineering and transport solutions to exceed their requirements.

As a global multi-disciplinary company, they also work closely with their other sectors and regions around the world. Based in the UK, the Bridges team supports all sectors and regions on bids and the delivery of high profile projects.

Reporting to the Bridges Senior Management team, you will provide technical leadership into assigned projects ensuring successful delivery of technically challenging schemes. As our client operates in such a diverse marketplace, we can safely say that you will gain an experience of working on a wide and varied portfolio of projects which will enhance your skills and test your technical knowledge.

You will be responsible for leading and managing the delivery of projects to meet time, quality, budgetary and health and safety targets, managing all aspects of the client relationship so that delivery exceeds client expectations, providing both direction and technical advice and leading by example where appropriate.


  • Providing technical leadership and advice on a multi-discipline project
  • Applying sound independent engineering judgement across different disciplines
  • Demonstrate sound experience of holistic decision making in a complex project
  • Demonstrate exceptional delegation skills

Qualifications and Experience

  • Have a BSc/BEng or MSc/MEng or equivalent in Structural / Civil Engineering
  • Achieved Chartered or Incorporated Engineer professional status, or equivalent
  • Have previous significant experience including supervision of or bidding for large, complex projects
  • Have excellent personal and social skills

Why Work with our client?

The work our client does has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. They make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By having an ethos where they are responsible custodians of our earth’s resources, our client believes they can create a sustainable planet.

Our client continues to think of new ways to make positive impacts and to create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of our clients DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, they can get to the heart of their clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, they have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that all projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that they do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, our client is committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where they operate.

To help protect our planet, they monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce their own environmental impact as part of their commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our clients Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

They want you to be able to take your best self to work every day which is why they take equality and inclusion seriously and hold themselves to account for their actions. The ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. They believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how they improve quality of life and by working closely with their people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to success.