Associate Director - Electrical
HDR, Inc
London, England, United Kingdom
3d ago

Associate Director - Electrical-(163488)

About Us

At HDR HPF, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that.

We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists.

That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR HPF is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives.

And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

As an Associate Director, you will provide management of an engineering team as Project Leader. Monitoring and delivering projects with effective use of resources relative to fee with maximum profitability, maintaining technical quality, professionalism and completing all design activities to programme.

Monitoring and coaching all staff performance within their team. Implementing training, QA, Health and Safety.

Manage project delivery, establish client brief, technical requirements, scope of works, cost plan and agree deliverables, i.

e. reports, specifications and drawings scope for all projects within the team. Agree level of service, commensurate of fee with the Director, for each project.

Manage fee draw down and assist Director with invoicing.

We will count on you to :

  • Monitor resources relative to each project monthly allowable fee expenditure, defining monthly CAD requirements and two-weekly engineering workload forecasts.
  • Carry out engineering concept design to detailed design, tender and contract on site supervision, through to completion, ensuring projects are undertaken in accordance with design briefs and that completion deadlines are achieved, via frequent design reviews with engineers.

  • Ensure all design projects and reports within the team are technically compliant, to a consistent quality and standard.
  • Maintain regular in-house’ design reviews and checks.

  • Monitor contract staff or third-party appointments.
  • Maintain excellent client relationships and contacts to achieve high levels of satisfaction and repeat business. Manage client’s expectations and promote a team approach.
  • Develop new business opportunities where appropriate and participate with company presentations.
  • Motivate yourself and manage staff to build coherent high performing teams. Set objectives, monitor performance, coach and develop staff to optimise their potential.
  • Monitor and control project progress, design variations and project financial budgets.
  • Implement management and administration systems (timesheets / expenses etc), co-ordinate holiday leave within team.
  • Carry out staff Personal Development Plans in accordance with the procedures. Report any staff performance problems to Divisional Director and agree corrective action.
  • Identify and implement all training / CPD requirements of staff within their team.

  • Implement and manage QA systems and procedures on all projects.
  • Implement Company Health and Safety. Ensure all designs respond to the CDM regulations.
  • Ensure Quality Management System ISO 9001 and 14001 are adhered to.
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications :

  • Extensive experience (c10 years), especially in designing and managing large scale projects including high rise, commercial and industrial buildings
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Experience of monitoring contract staff or third-party appointments would be desirable.
  • Able to undertake computer modelling organise and direct the production of CAD (as senior engineer) drawings and correspond effectively with opposite numbers with other consultants.
  • Skills in project managing on-going jobs with limited supervision are desirable.
  • Experience in the same or similar position is desired
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint
  • The ability to project a positive and professional attitude and motivate a team
  • Educational qualifications to a degree level or equivalent are desired.
  • Chartered status
  • Personable and a can do’ attitude with resource management experience
  • Able to establish rapport and good working relationships within the project team and with Clients
  • Able to write originally scripted specifications (not NBS) and reports using HPF in-house style
  • Experienced user of industry standard design software (e.g. Amtech, Dialux, Revit, Bluebeam etc) and be able to help develop the skills of junior design team members in this area
  • Experience in internally managing on-going projects with limited supervision
  • Experience on site monitoring projects, working with contractors and witnessing testing and commissioning activities.
  • Able to encourage and support junior engineers to help them get to the next level
  • Desire and ability to travel abroad (not too frequently), i.e. for factory tests, site surveys etc. on an ad hoc basis
  • Leadership and people management skills and experience.
  • Able to work as part as a team and collaboratively and co-operatively
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