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Associate Director

  1. Cities & development
  2. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, N/A
R-117702

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies; we have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.  The Sustainable Land & Resource Management Practice within AtkinsRéalis is a well-established, award winning, multi-disciplinary, environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects and a highly skilled, award-winning team.  Our Practice provides support to the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, as well as a number of national frameworks, servicing a range of complex and challenging brownfield sites. 

Due to expanding project workload and client base we have a great opportunity for an Associate/ Associate Director with a strong technical background and experience in contaminated land; to join our Sustainable Land and Resource Management team in the North East and Scotland, supporting our Leeds, Stockton, Newcastle and Edinburgh offices.  You will be a highly motivated individual with a good relevant experience in the field of contaminated land investigation, reclamation and remediation, and be capable of delivering the high standard of geo-environmental consultancy services for which AtkinsRéalis is renowned. 

Responsibilities:

  • Project management and technical leadership of a wide variety of contaminated land focussed projects, including the management of finances, programme delivery and technically reviewing others’ work.
  • Lead on work-winning, client development, preparation of proposals and input into bids for multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects.
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders, regulators, sub-contractors, and other internal disciplines.
  • Work effectively as part of a team and with other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners) to provide a consistent and integrated service to our clients.
  • Maintain excellent professional relationships which will lead to and secure repeat business.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, including preparing and reviewing health and safety plans and managing health and safety.
  • Provide technical guidance, constructive support and mentoring to junior staff and supporting their technical development.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business on own training and development needs.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate a proven track record of providing technical advice on contaminated land investigation, assessment and remediation and validation.
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of project management of contaminated land / brownfield projects including managing project teams resulting in delivery to high standards.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrable understanding of the relevant legislation, technical guidance, industry standards and best practice, especially in respect to contaminated land.
  • Experienced in preparing and reviewing technical reports.
  • Experience of winning work including commercial awareness and understanding including being able to complete successful tenders.
  • A Relevant post-graduate experience.
  • Chartered Membership of relevant professional body and preferably SiLC and / or QP. If not Chartered, we would expect the candidate, with our support, to become chartered 6 to 12 months after joining.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to manage and mentor staff as well as managing time and work as part of a team as well as individual working.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g., geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science).
  • Flexible and prepared to take on new challenges.
  • Full UK driving licence and the ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK and work on short term assignments.

What we offer? 

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office. 

Rewards and Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

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Training: 

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions. 

Additional Information: 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance. 

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. 

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