||Business Unit Director (Highways)
Our client has become one of the most recognisable consultancies in the UK with a strong presence in the highways market covering major schemes across the country. As they continue to expand so they are seeking to recruit a Business Unit Director.
The role involves working on major projects and will in the main involve providing strategic business leadership for the development, expansion and delivery of their Major Projects business unit . In more detail this will require the ability to work closely with clients, partners and stakeholders to identify innovative and efficient solutions to current and future highway project needs. Alongside this you will be tasked with continuing to raise the company profile with the emphasis being on the successful delivery of a number of key schemes. There will also be accountability for managing risk in delivery, particularly where design & build is involved
The focus includes the production and ownership of the rolling 3-5 year Business Plan for the division as well as the development and then delivery of the agreed Annual Budget including revenue, contribution, working capital days and cash. You will manage the technical expertise as well as the appraisal of new markets and the successful marketing and sales function including tendering and negotiation, and achieving target win rates.
For your part you will be able to demonstrate experience of the successful leadership and delivery of major highways projects within the UK. You will also have good HA experience, with major project developments preferred and a demonstrable background of business growth and operational improvement. It is expected that you will be a Chartered Engineer with strong and proven commercial and negotiation skills, and experience of conflict resolution, as well as a full understanding of P&L accounting, cash flow, risk identification & management processes.
You will be rewarded well and the company are able to offer excellent future prospects.