Technical Director - Major Projects
RPS is looking for a Director to join our Major ProjectsTeam, part of our Planning Division but which works collaboratively with our EnvironmentDivision too and which is based in our Head Office in Abingdon.
RPS is aleading global multi-disciplinary consultancy and we specialise in all areas ofthe built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental,social and economic landscapes.
From residential development toregion-shaping transport infrastructure, we bring precision and creativity tothe development approvals process.
You’ll work within a multi-disciplinary environment on avariety of projects with highly experienced and collaborative colleagues.
We ensure diversity and inclusivity and are able to offer flexibility,promoting work / life balance.
As Director in the Major Projects team, you will be workingon some of our biggest infrastructure and renewables projects across the UK andin a collaborative manner with professional Planners and Environmentalconsultants across the UK business.
This is a key position where you will havethe opportunity to build multi-disciplinary teams, mentor and strive to developtheir professional skills and capabilities.
You’ll be contributingtowards the success of the business and team through the effective delivery ofa wide variety of projects, ensuring development of client relationships and bysecuring new business.
You’ll be managing client relationships, successfullysecuring and completing instructions and contributing to the team’s widerbusiness development initiatives.
You’ll generate new and repeat business, aswell as provide professional consultancy advice and services to our clients andcolleagues.
The Major Project Team is also responsible for coordinating andsupporting our submissions for frameworks, large tenders supporting other teamswithin the Division and supporting other offices where necessary.
Your skills and experience
We’d like you to have a relevant degree (or equivalent) andbe qualified MRTPI or in another relevant discipline. You’ll be an expertin your field, a highly experienced and competent practitioner who hasexperience in major infrastructure projects and those relating to DevelopmentControl Orders, as well as possessing strong leadership qualities.
You shouldalso have experience of appearing as an expert witness in Examinations inPublic as well as Public Inquiries.
You’ll have strong people management capabilities, be acreative and strategic thinker with strong negotiating techniques and a trackrecord of taking ownership of and achieving outcomes for clients, business,teams and self.
You will have an established market reputation with ademonstrable record of winning sustainable and commercially viableprojects.
Good financial and project management skills are essential, asare great influencing and communication skills that enable you to build,maintain and consolidate strong working relationships with colleagues, clientsand external bodies.
What we offer you
Wewill provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to developyour skills and challenge yourself. Via our robust career development framework,we are proud to be able to support our people to innovate, collaborate andbuild meaningful careers.
Our network of people and knowledge will expand yourhorizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across theUK.
Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to investand many other benefits including : 25 days holiday + bank holidays,Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Car Allowance, Companypension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, LifeAssurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee AssistanceProgramme (including numerous wellbeing initiatives and mental health support),Dental Cover, Gadget Insurance Professional Memberships and access toBenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards
RPS is a leadingglobal professional services firm with over 5,000 people. Our companyis flexible, friendly, and creative.
Westrive to be different from our competitors by being passionate aboutdelivering results. We define, designand manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising andresource-scarce world.
Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy forour clients to create winning solutions for their communities and theirclients.
By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We makecomplex easy.
Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are.
Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.
Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace : We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone.
We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’