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Project Director- Strategic Highways

  • Job reference: TR-001952
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: United Kingdom
We are recruiting experienced Project Directors for Highways and Transportation projects throughout the UK. If you are looking for your next career opportunity this could be the role for you.

The Roles
The Project Delivery practice within our Transportation division leads our portfolio of major projects.

The transport sector is evolving. At Atkins, we provide a complete set of project-based and tailored advisory services across the Highways, Rail, International and Local Transport markets. We help to develop strategies and strengthen frameworks that effectively respond to market demands and bring ideas to life.

Though innovative partnerships with our clients and others, Atkins is shaping the future of transport. Our staff understand the industry’s challenges and are maximising opportunities for growth and the benefit of society.

You will work with the teams in our London, Epsom, Birmingham, Warrington, Leeds, Stockton, Cambridge, Bristol, Glasgow or Cardiff offices, leading the management of multi-discipline Projects to the Highways Sector. You’ll be working closely with our Clients.

You will have demonstrable experience in a Project Leadership role and must be able to appreciate complex practical, technical and commercial issues. You’ll work constructively with a broad range of stakeholders; leading project teams that are either local to you, or distributed across multiple sites.

The opportunities we have are varied in size and nature, and suit a range of project leadership styles, backgrounds and experience levels. We are looking for leaders with experience in design and build for contractor clients or project delivery for ultimate infrastructure clients.

Other aspects of the role will include supporting the growth of our capabilities in Transportation building a reputation for excellence, mentoring others, supporting business development and bidding activities.


The Individual

You will have:
• A successful track record of managing multi-discipline project teams.
• Well-developed leadership, communication, negotiating, influencing and inter-personal skills, with the drive and commitment to achieve project/ programme wide objectives.
• Confidence to manage client relationships and engage constructively with multiple stakeholders at all levels.
• The ability to motivate and mentor staff.
• Knowledge and commitment to customer service, financial and risk control, competitive tendering, quality and health and safety matters.
• Experience in programme planning, setting standards, providing guidance and auditing delivery.
Through your work you will also help support and shape the development of future business.
You will enjoy turning your hand to new challenges and will be keen to learn, whilst also wanting to support others within our diverse multi-disciplinary teams.

In addition to having excellent people and problem-solving skills, you will also be able to demonstrate the following:
• Demonstrate a responsible attitude towards health, safety and wellbeing.
• Degree qualified in a related Engineering discipline, and/or hold a professional Project or Programme Management related qualification.
• Direct experience of taking full responsibility for multi-million pound projects as a leader, demonstrating accountability for quality, time, cost and technical performance parameters agreed with client.

Additional Information
• Some work outside normal office hours may be necessary. Travel to and from client sites and/or temporary secondment to client’s offices may also be required.
• This is an exciting time for Atkins. There will be opportunities for international travel and applicants with a desire for non-UK based assignments will be welcomed.
• Atkins recognises that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career in highways, 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. We actively support staff to achieve their full potential.

Rewards and Benefits
Join us in this role and you can take your Transportation career so much further. We offer the opportunity to work across different disciplines, in different UK offices and to work internationally. You won’t just be helping to shape the world of tomorrow, you’ll be shaping your own future too. We’ve got a lively culture where people from a diverse range of backgrounds support and inspire each other to achieve great things. So alongside excellent rewards and benefits, you’ll enjoy being part of a team that builds strong bonds both in and out of work.

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