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       

Highways Inspector

  • £ 30000.00 - £ 30000.00 per annum
Highways Inspector
Location - North London  
Our innovative commercial model was set up in 2013 and brings together the best of public and private sector delivery. Our services include; Planning and development management, building control, land charges, environmental health, trading standards and licensing, cemetery and crematorium, highways, regeneration and strategic planning. Our aim is to create places where people want to invest, live, work and play.
Role & Responsibilities
We are looking for Highways Inspectors undertaking Safety Inspections, Auditing of Contractors Works, Insurance Inspections and Crossover functions in order to effectively and efficiently meet the Councils Network Management duties.
  • To operate within a team of Highway Inspectors undertaking Safety Inspections, Insurance Inspections and Crossover functions in order to effectively and efficiently meet the Councils Network Management duties.
  • To assist the Senior Highways Inspector to ensure that the Inspections and other operations are carried out in accordance with documented procedures and in compliance with recommended codes of practice and to agreed time scales.
  • Ensure the cost effective and efficient co-ordination of required works identified through the inspections including making effective use of internal resources and external contractors as needed.
  • Effectively oversee the works carried out by third party contractors and the Authority to ensure compliance with regard to instructions, specifications, time scales and quality of works.
As the successful Highways Inspector you are likely to have:
Essential experience.
  • NRSWA Supervision
  • Proven track record of monitoring highway works
  • Good knowledge of current legislation
  • An understanding of specialist highway IT packages used for highway network management
  • Ability to engage with Senior Officials internally and within Partner/Contractor/Utility organisations
Desirable experience.
  • Experience of using IT software including Microsoft Word, Excel and Project
  • Some experience in highway engineering and/or management
  • Member/associate member of a professional institution
  • Substantial experience in local government
  • Experience of supervising contractors
  • Member/associate member of a professional institution
Rewards & Benefits    
In return we will give you an opportunity to earn up to £30,000 along with a competitive company package.
How to apply    
Apply now by sending your CV to Richard De-la-haye at         

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