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DATE ADDED: Thu 25/10/2018

Technical Director - Geotechnical, Tunnelling And GIS

Bristol, UK
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COMPANY: FUSION PEOPLE

Job Description
I am recruiting for a Technical Director - Geotechnical, Tunnelling and GIS to be based in Bristol or Cardiff.

Overview of Role:

We are now looking to recruit a Technical Director who has both technical and managerial experience in the sphere of ground engineering and design to join our growing Geotechnics, GIS & Data Management business predominantly working within the Highways, Rail, Water and Aviation sectors.

Reporting to the Business Director and working as part of the business unit Senior Management Team, you will be accountable for leading, managing and developing the team in Bristol and Cardiff to deliver projects locally and nationally. Your direct reports will be the ATDs and Team Leaders (TLs) within your 'region' with the TLs managing the remainder of staff. The role will involve building relationships with clients, controlling technical and commercial aspects of projects together with assisting and participating in developing team members to their full potential.

Your Day-to-Day:
Helping define and implement the company's strategy and vision and the function's business and marketing plan
Providing technical direction to the discipline team, leading by example to achieve Sector/ Discipline goals and championing a quality, innovative, client-focused and entrepreneurial culture
Proactively managing selected projects and bids or components of projects, taking responsibility for resource allocation, managing subcontractors and sub-consultants, quality assurance, health & safety and client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications
Directing and working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design
Providing both leadership and technical support and advice to project team members
Managing the production of analysis & design and ensuring compliance in the components of the project for which you have responsibility, including drawings, reports & specifications
Identifying opportunities and driving implementation of re-engineering strategies to maximise the profitability of design components
Gaining a good understanding of the background of the client's business and industry to facilitate building effective and enduring relationships and consolidating both company and personal credibility in the industry
Liaising with the Project Director or Manager and the client to keep informed of all developments associated with the project
Taking a proactive role in developing team members to their full potential
Communicating and directing team members to ensure that they understand, and become engaged with, sector/discipline business plans
Being familiar, compliant and able to undertake duties under the relevant H & S regulations and to promote a culture of awareness within the team
Minimum Academic Qualifications:
Geological/Geotechnical Sciences or Civil Engineering first degree
Professionally Qualified (C.Geol, C.Eng or equivalent)
Desirable Academic Qualifications:
MSc/ PhD qualified in a ground engineering related subject
Essential Experience:
Experienced in all stages of projects, from feasibility to construction supervision and advice
Experienced as team leader or manager and supervising more junior members of staff
To have a professional profile and reputation within the industry at a local level
Experienced with preparation of geotechnical / engineering geology aspects of bids and business development
Proven experience on large multi-disciplinary projects, preferably in the UK
Experience in earthworks design, specification and implementation
Experience in foundation design, retaining wall design, slope stability analysis and the production of detailed design drawings and specifications
Expertise in the use of commercial geotechnical software and design tools
Experience in ground investigation design and implementation
Client facing with good motivational and people management skills with an ability to influence staff and clients particularly regarding technical issues
Be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and experience with regards to commercial aspects of projects.
If interested, please send your CV

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Role: Technical Director - Geotechnical, Tunnelling and GIS
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Location: Bristol,

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