Director - Building Structures

Employer: Ramboll
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We invite you to bring your expertise as a director into play as you contribute to innovative and high-quality design solutions. We are looking for a leader to manage the Structural engineering team in our Chester office, building new relationships with clients, while inspiring and growing a team over the coming years. To succeed in this role, you must be client focused and have solid experience of working in a design capacity with good working knowledge of building structures.

Inviting bright minds

Do you want to push the boundaries of your profession and develop your excellence in an open, collaborative and empowering culture? We work to create a sustainable future and our inspiring projects and innovative solutions aim to set the standard among our peers. You will join a global company that has been growing successfully since its founding in 1945. Together, we lead and leave a positive impact on societies, companies and people around the world.

Ramboll offers the opportunity to be part of a dynamic organisation in the rapidly growing Engineering and Consultancy sector in the UK. We are committed to promote an inclusive and welcoming working environment, where equality diversity and inclusion bring the best results. We offer a competitive salary, alongside 27 days holiday per year, private medical insurance and hybrid working enabling our people to have flexibility around work-life balance. 

About the role

Ramboll has ambitious growth plans in the UK and its thriving Chester office is central to these growth plans.  Currently it is home to over a 100 strong multi-disciplinary team offering a wide range of services to our clients including amongst others, civil and structural, building services, project management, sustainability, highways, bridges, environmental, and geotechnical engineering services. The office has a long history in the city having been established in Chester for over 35 years and is located on St John Street.  Being in the heart of the city centre it offers easy access to what the city has to offer, including its cafes, restaurants and shops. We have cycle storage and shower facilities and are only a short walk from the train station.

Ramboll is looking for an experienced leader to work with our existing team to develop and grow the team of Structural Engineers within our Chester Office.  The existing Structures team has proven capabilities in heritage, off-site construction, industrial, education, healthcare and is also the main office supporting our overseas defence and government projects. Working closely with the other team leaders in Chester, you will be responsible for aspects of team management, growth and development, financial performance of projects, client relationships and business development of new and existing markets. Our long-established office in Chester requires that the projects delivered by the team are across a variety of sectors.

You will join our Buildings department

As a new Director, you will be part of a highly dynamic team. Our Building Structures team has a deep focus on technical delivery and an excellent understanding of client care. You will be an important part of the team as we develop and grow our 300-strong multi-disciplinary offering across the North of England, with offices in Chester, Manchester and Leeds.

We offer a supporting and collaborative culture and environment, in which you can develop and grow in your role. Finally, we enjoy what we do! We are looking for like-minded and personable people to join and strengthen our team.

Main Role Responsibilities

  • Develop and grow the Chester Structures team, in conjunction with the other discipline team leaders and their growth strategies.

  • Raise the profile and reputation of Ramboll’s multi-disciplinary capability in the regional market, the UK and internationally.

  • Candidates will be expected to market our offering extensively via networking, business to business meetings, seminars, thought leadership and general business development

  • Win and deliver projects profitably and to the satisfaction of our clients

  • Be responsible for the financial performance of a portfolio of projects

  • Develop a strategy for growth comprising, but not limited to, technical excellence, digital working, work winning, our people, and our sustainability goals.

  • Attract talented recruits to grow a skilled, dynamic, efficient and highly regarded team

Your starting point for constant growth

From the moment you join Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you grow with the company. For this role, we believe your starting point is:

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in Structural Engineering (or equivalent) and Chartered Engineer, having a proven and demonstrable track record in your discipline

  • Proven knowledge of the North-West regional market

  • Proven track record of delivering major projects between £20m-100m+ in the industry

  • Demonstration of aptitude for team leadership and ambition for senior leadership career progression

  • Proficient in leading and managing all aspects of project delivery

  • High degree of technical competence with demonstrable appreciation of sustainable design

  • A notable/growing profile and reputation as a highly regarded, well liked and trusted Structural Engineering Director

  • Impressive client facing skills, experienced at presenting to clients, preparing and negotiating proposals, and procuring project resources

  • Proven ability to win business for the company. Understands the marketplace, the growth sectors and busy clients. Have knowledge of pipeline opportunities and the ability to help position Ramboll to win

  • You are experienced at working in a BIM environment and using digital design tools and techniques

Ramboll in the United Kingdom

Ramboll is ranked a Top 10 consultant in the UK and has 1,500 bright minds working across 17 offices to apply their passion to deliver innovative solutions across Buildings, Transport, Environment & Health and Energy. We love seeing our talents develop and succeed and you will have opportunities to work on challenging and inspiring projects within an environment that is friendly, open and supportive. We place particular emphasis on our liveable buildings concept where we balance the cultural, social and physical values of buildings, to improve the quality of life for building users.

How to apply

Apply online. Attach your CV, cover letter and relevant documents showcasing why you are the right fit for the role, and when you are available to start. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Deadline: 24th September 2021