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Practice Manager

  1. West Midlands, Manchester
R-115556

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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.  

Read more about how you can thrive with us: Equality, diversity & inclusion in the UK & Europe (atkinsrealis.com) 

AtkinsRéalis UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented transport consultants and engineering professionals. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes AtkinsRéalis the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility.

We in Intelligent Mobility and Smart technology (IMST) provide consultancy and engineering services across a wide range of technology and data related solutions for the (safe, efficient, effective, and environmentally friendly) movement of people and freight around our transport network.

If you are a dynamic leader ready for your next challenge then why not consider applying to become our Practice Manager for our North Region of our Intelligent Mobility & Smart Technology (IMST) business?

As Practice Manager you will sit within the leadership team for IMST, working alongside another practice manager and reporting to the Director of the IMST business. You will work collaboratively with the senior team to drive growth, support the development of our people, improve operational performance, and ensure technical excellence across the whole of the IMST Practice.

Our Transportation business is structured according to Practices and Market teams and as Practice Manager you will work closely with Market and Client Directors accountable for each of our key client accounts. This includes Market Directors responsible for our relationships with Highways England, Department for Transport and local authorities and who develop our wider business strategy for these clients.

Role Responsibilities:

This is a key leadership role covering the following areas:

  • The Practice Manager is responsible for leading the practice, day to day, providing, pastoral care to staff, guidance and support to the team on career development, collaborating with other parts of IMST for resource management for bids and projects, recruitment, and leveraging growth in the region’s capacity through staff development and recruitment.
  • Support the IMST Practice Director in delivering the performance targets for the wider practice.
  • Work winning and delivery - aligning the practice to client accounts identified in the Transportation business plan, developing the specific growth plan.
  • Technical leadership - ensuring that our IMST team deploys and continually develops the best technical and management solutions for our clients, and that we strive for and promote technical excellence. This is expected to include taking roles as Project Director or Technical Reviewer on our most strategically important commissions.
  • Ensuring we have sufficient resources with the right skills to deliver our current and future market strategies. This includes those within the practice, colleagues in our GDC and through our supply chain partners.
  • Promote IMST and wider AtkinsRéalis externally.
  • The Practice Manager role is expected to blend client-facing project delivery and work- winning activities with operational management and overall practice leadership. The role will work as part of the IMST leadership team, supporting the delivery of our core service lines as part of a national business.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in a leadership role.
  • Authentic leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of growing teams and developing and harnessing talent in a consultancy environment.
  • A performance driven individual with strong collaborative behaviours to work closely with the IMST Practice Director and SLT, Market Directors, and other key stakeholders to meet business targets.
  • Customer focus with excellent relationship management skills.
  • Experience in working in Intelligent Mobility/Smart Technology / Intelligent Transport Systems preferable.

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. 

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects: AtkinsRéalis Projects (atkinsrealis.com) 

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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