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Delivery Performance Director

  1. Transportation
  2. West Midlands, Manchester
R-116375

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions. 

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.  

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The Strategic Highways (SH) Market sits at the heart of our aspiration to shape the future of transportation. The Delivery Performance Director is a new role that has been introduced to bridge the gap between the project delivery teams and the client facing teams in the market, ensuring that the delivery of our design portfolios is both client focused and optimised. The SH market, part of the wider Transportation Division, is significant with a substantial annual revenue that has grown over recent years as our portfolio has diversified.
The market spans a diverse range of projects across the UK, whether working direct for the UK’s national transport bodies or for Contractors delivering schemes for them.  Our portfolio ranges from providing design and advice for national major projects to highways asset services and renewals, whilst our data and technology services are growing rapidly, and management and technical consultancy remains a significant and growing part of the business. You will be a core member of the Market’s leadership team. 

The Delivery Performance Director will focus on engineering design and supervision for major projects and renewals primarily, but not exclusively, for National Highways.  Your focus will be to maintain and enhance performance at portfolio level in order to enhance our reputation with clients, ensuring both project quality and effective communication. This needs to be undertaken through the Project Directors and Project Managers who are responsible for the delivery of your own projects.
The role will also be responsible for providing leadership on one or more of the major framework and project bids in the pipeline, and with this in mind a key aspect of the role will be identifying areas for delivery improvement and then implementing them across the portfolio.
As a member of the Transportation Senior Leadership Team, be an ambassador for the business; attending and speaking at relevant industry events, developing alliances and partnerships and generally leveraging opportunities to build greater awareness of AtkinsRéalis and improve our standing and reputation.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Market Director you will:

  • Work with Project Directors and Project Managers to oversee portfolios of projects in the market with an objective to deliver all projects on time and within budget while exceeding client expectations.
  • Work alongside the Client Director for National Highways Major Projects and other Client Directors as needs are identified to raise our profile with clients, enhance our reputation for delivery and identify new opportunities.
  • Identify and manage portfolio risks and opportunities, working closely with the Market’s Operations Director.
  • Take on a leading role to win major framework and/or project bids.
  • Develop and lead on selected client relationships as the market seeks to expand its client base and open up new areas of revenue.
  • Undertake key client facing roles on projects or frameworks.
  • Be a proactive member of the Market Leadership Team, collaborating with others in the team, and taking on cross-market responsibilities as required.
  • Be an advocate and role model for out corporate values, ethics and governance guidelines.

Requirements:

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent; relevant professional qualification.
  • Successful track record of delivering portfolios of projects and frameworks in the highways market.
  • Known and respected in the highways market at a senior level with our clients and likely to have at least 20 years’ relevant experience.
  • Demonstrable client skills and a network of contacts in National Highways and Contractors essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with one or more of the national highways authorities in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience of work winning, identifying opportunities and successfully bidding them
  • Experience in financial and commercial management.
  • Contractual, commercial and project delivery knowledge, including large and complex design projects and with experience of working with contractors.
  • A well-rounded leadership and management background with demonstrable experience of project portfolio management.
  • Ability to successfully operate on Management Boards and as required Joint Venture Boards.

The Individual:

  • Focus on results and performance improvement.
  • Ability to collaborate with, influence and negotiate with key stakeholders.
  • Able to lead, motivate and support a diverse group of delivery teams from the Practices.
  • Be a visible Safety Leader.
  • A collaborative team player.
  • Demonstrate high levels of openness, honesty and integrity.

Key Measures:

  • Portfolio revenue, margin and other financial metrics, including GTC usage.
  • Reliable portfolio delivery performance with no surprises.
  • Governance compliance metrics.
  • Client feedback.
  • Safety Performance.
  • Personal productivity target.

Flexible Working:

The role is available for flexible, including part-time, working subject to agreement with the SH Market Director on the exact responsibilities.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis? 

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same. 

Meeting your needs: 

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need. 

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis. It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below: 

YourReward at AtkinsRéalis (atkinsrealis.com) 

More about us: 

AtkinsRéalis, is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge, and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world. 

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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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