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Date Added: Wed 21/12/2022

Managing Director (Environmental Consultancy)

East Midlands, NG13, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime


Our client is a specialist environmental consultancy practice in the UK that has been around for plenty of years. The company provides niche services across areas such as heritage, landscape, ecology, air quality, environmental impact assessment and low carbon. Clients vary across a mix of sectors that entail Utilities, Transport, Energy, Local Government, Development and Construction. The company employs a wide variety of talented, bright and creative individuals throughout the UK, who have a passion for the environment.

The Requirement

Due to some positive strategic changes the company is looking to appoint a Managing Director to help lead the business forwards. The successful candidate could be based in most parts of the UK but the preference would be for this person to be based fairly centrally such as the West Midlands, East Midlands or Northern Home Counties.

Role & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved with:

* Leading the environmental consultancy forwards - building successful relationships with the Board, senior management and wider company

* Reporting into the Board, leading on P&L knowledge, growth and general operations performance

* Prepare, clearly communicate and monitor the implementation of the annual budget to ensure that budget targets are met, revenues maximised, margins achieved and overheads controlled

* Enhancing the company's processes, procedures and standards

* Commercially helping to grow the company through implementing successful strategies and strategically helping with the growth of new work

* Leading by example with high levels of morals and work ethics

* Develop and maintain in-depth industry knowledge so that the company keeps up to speed with market trends and changes

* Drive the recruitment, retention and performance of appropriately skilled Directors, helping to maintain a team of motivated, engaged and highly trained staff

Relevant Experience & Traits

Suitable candidates are likely to have the following backgrounds:

* Proven Managing Director backgrounds of successfully running and growing consultancy businesses - ideally the environmental field but it could be more general in building or transportation consultancy markets for example

* Significant senior/management, Board or Divisional board level experience overall

* Solid understanding of financial management and wider management principles and techniques

* Excellent Leadership, communication, organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills

* Excellent relationship building and client management skills

* Ability and willingness to take a “hands-on” approach and to drive project completion when required

* Strong commercial skills when it comes to understanding P&L, balance sheets and working with an FD on running financially sound businesses

* Decisive, driven, articulate and clear strategic thinker

* A track record of enhancing company performances and cultures

* Ideally passion for the environment and net zero - therefore, genuine interest to work within a consultancy business such as this

For all applications, please email us your CV in the first instance

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