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Technical Director - Highways

  • Job reference: 921986
  • Location: London
  • Salary: GBP55000 - GBP64000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction & Infrastructure, Roads and Highways
  • Date posted: 03/10/2018

Technical Director - Highways

Salary: - £64,000+ pa

Location: Central London

Working for one of the UK's leading independent property and infrastructure consultancies, specialising in planning, environment, and sustainability. Providing well researched strategic thinking and in-depth analysis, we deliver leading edge technical expertise - always to the highest standards of project management and professionalism. Working with our clients we provide a bespoke service focused on enabling them to make the right decisions and achieve the right outcomes. With a team comprising of some of the most talented people in the industry, we particularly enjoy working on the most exciting and complex projects, where clients can leverage the full value of our insight and commitment.

What we're looking for?

We are seeking an experienced environmental consultant, with good understanding of the UK highways transportation sector, including planning and consents process, and with EIA knowledge and experience.

In this role you will:

  • Engage with contact base in UK highways sector to establish opportunity pipeline.
  • Provide support to business leads to secure sustainable fee-earning projects.
  • Coordinate multidisciplinary teams working on infrastructure projects.
  • Manage the drafting, assembly and editing of Environmental Statements and reviewing of topic specialists' inputs.
  • Conduct and lead desk studies, research, data management and report writing.
  • Liaise with internal and external clients and statutory bodies, and public consultation, as necessary.
  • Assist with managing and preparing applications which may include Town and Country Planning, Development
  • Consent Order, Transport and Works Act etc.
  • Provide thought leadership and innovative thinking to develop differentiated offerings for clients.
  • Provide support and guidance to junior consultants and where required, oversee/ mentor their work.
  • Apply an understanding of the project lifecycle and the multiple opportunities available to Temple.
  • Travel between our company offices, and to client locations as require, in England.

You will have:

  • Previous experience of delivering planning and EIAs and working with multi-disciplinary teams, preferably working with engineers.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of the UK planning system, plus experience of liaising with planning authorities and stakeholders.
  • An understanding of the town and country planning regime.
  • Degree level qualification in EIA, town planning and/or other applicable studies.
  • Commercial awareness and familiarity with managing budgets as part of project delivery.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.

Ideally you will have postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject and be a chartered member of the Institute of Environmental Managers (or equivalent) and/or the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.