Senior Civil Engineer

  • £ 60000.00 - £ 75000.00 per annum
Senior civil engineer
Location - Manchester   
Our Manchester office is looking to appoint a Senior Civil Engineer to lead and help develop their Civil Engineering team. You all be an integral part of our civil/structural and Geotechnical engineering team producing and managing designs for a variety of Construction projects throughout the UK, across a broad range of sectors including Drainage Infrastructure and Roads. Experience in the private sector is essential. Our Manchester Office is experiencing a renaissance with new leadership and as such offers a great opportunity for an ambitious Engineer looking to progress their career.
Role & Responsibilities
We do much more than simply delivering projects; we design, manage and partner. We focus on building strategic relationships with our clients - delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimizing the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention. We support them at all stages of a project or program, and our understanding of the key risks and challenges means that we direct effort where it is most needed.
  • Undertake lead engineer / internal manager role on allocated (concurrent) projects to ensure.
  • Successful delivery, to avoid commercial issues or claims, and to achieve the target margin.
  • Design and specification for engineering infrastructure, roads and drainage, and survey/inspection work on site.
  • Represent and promote the business in meetings (internal and external).
As the successful senior civil engineer you are likely to have:
Essential experience:
  • Chartered Engineer (Preferable) or, evidence of extensive experience and skills in a senior civil engineering design role if not chartered.
  • Highways and Transportation, Institute of Water & Environmental Management), with evidence of ongoing CPD.
  • Evidence of up to date skills experience in design of civil engineering and infrastructure works.
  • Understanding of CDM Regulations and associated Designers responsibilities.
  • Experience of working in multi-discipline design teams.
Desirable experience:
  • At least five years' experience in an engineering design (consultancy) environment.
  • Evidence of skills experience in hydraulic design specification of major drainage and sewerage including negotiating relevant sectional agreements with relevant authorities.
  • Evidence of skills experience in design of roads, highways and other paved areas including negotiating relevant sectional agreements with relevant authorities.
  • Experience of on-site work, construction supervision, inspection or surveys.
Rewards & Benefits    
In return we will give you an opportunity to earn up to £65,000 including a competitive company package.  
How to apply    
Apply now by sending your CV to Richard De-la-haye at  

Highways Business Manager

  • £ 50000.00 - £ 60000.00 per annum
Highways Business Manager
Greater Manchester  

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who will play a key role in managing the day to day highway maintenance and traffic business within our long-term property and highways outsourcing partnership.  
We are based in Swinton, within the Salford district of Greater Manchester employing approximately 350 staff in a wide range of integrated professional support services solutions. Capabilities include a full range of property surveying and management disciplines, full design and cost control services, extensive highways and civil engineering design capability plus Town Planning, Development Control and Policy Services.  
Role & Responsibilities  
The purpose of this role is to lead the highway service as an Associate Director/ Business Manager in support of both the Partnership and Operations Directors. The business unit sits alongside and is required to work closely with other service streams, within a national and local business context and will be set appropriate financial targets.  
Operational Management of the Business, including Staff and Clients:
  • Undertake business management of the local highway service and translate this into an annual business plan; plan to align to the Regional and Divisional business and overall ambition for sustainable growth.
  • Set clear and achievable targets for the business unit establishing how everyone fits into these.
  • Monitor team performance against the objectives set providing the team with regular updates on how they are performing against targets. Where necessary, take decisive corrective action in accordance with procedures; report problems, solutions and progress through the appropriate governance arrangements.
  • Recruit and integrate the right people into the business. Manage, develop, coach and motivate employees to achieve high levels of performance; provide regular feedback.
Financial Management
  • Agree a financial Business Plan for the year with the Operations Director that aligns with the vision for the profit center and the Operations Director and Partnership Director local/regional business.
  • Forecast and manage the P and L with revenue targets aligned with the cost base to ensure that appropriate margins are returned.
  • Take early action to identify, report and mitigate matters which present a risk to the achievement of financial objectives and business needs.
Commercial and Risk Management
  • Sign off bids/tenders to ensure scopes are clearly defined and profit margins are adequate to align with agreed profit centers targets.
  • Engage with the commercial and legal teams on all legal/commercial matters to ensure the appropriate judgement is made when agreeing commercial terms so that risk is balanced with reward.
  • Undertake (or arrange for) project health checks; peer reviews and project reviews to reduce/eliminate the commercial risks on project/service delivery.
Business Development/Work Winning
  • Understand the market conditions and plan/structure growth in response to those conditions.
  • Strengthen existing client relationships by taking an interest in solving their own drivers and demands and tailoring solutions to meet these.
  • Questions the client around their own processes, in order that they may find ways to improve the business service.
  • Takes responsibility for client conflicts and objections. Seeks to resolve these through the creation of win-win solutions.
As the successful highways business manager you are likely to have
  • A successful history of managing a highways, drainage and traffic business in a local authority environment, ideally having worked for a private-sector outsourcing organization (both blue and white-collar teams).
  • Management and setting of client highway service budgets for a local authority client.
  • Take ownership of financial and business performance through the Management of Business process.
  • Have experience of leadership and direct line management responsibilities including performance management, resource planning, supporting training and development of staff and improving staff welfare.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Clients at a senior level and deliver quality services to maximize opportunities for repeat business.
Rewards & Benefits      
In return we will give you an opportunity to earn up to £60,000 along with a competitive company package including 23 days holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.  
How to apply      
Apply now by sending your CV to Richard De-la-haye at       

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