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Associate Director, Hydrogeologist - Built Environment

We have been asked to lead a search for an Associate Director- Hydrogeologist by our client, one of the world's largest engineering design firms.

The Company

Our client is one of the world's largest multidisciplinary firms, employing nearly 20,000 people around the globe. Its size brings significant value to its clients, allowing it to harness an unrivalled pool of creative, professional people to produce outstanding solutions to challenging problems. The firm specialises in Infrastructure and Transportation Consultancy, Engineering and Design Consultancy, Energy, Water & Environment, Defence, Aerospace & Communications, and Rail.

The Opportunity

Within Water & Environment, a team of over 20 Hydrogeologists support an expanding international project workload and client base in the brownfield regeneration, land contamination, environmental engineering, mining, infrastructure, remediation, oil & gas and nuclear sectors. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and capable individual to lead the Hydrogeology team for Southern England and take responsibility for staff management, technical review and delivery, innovation and profile raising, business development and project management. He/she will personally deliver demanding assignments and will be a highly motivated self-starter with strong knowledge of the UK market with at least general international experience. The appointment will be made at Associate Director level. Success in this key role will create excellent prospects within this market leading global business.

The Position

Reporting to the Director - Hydrogeology, the Associate Director will lead and deliver complex hydrogeological projects, manage a group of groundwater specialists based in Southern England, lead land contamination projects, including scheduling and managing work to acceptable quality, on time and to budget, develop new business and expanding technically innovative solutions for clients, prepare and management of commercial offers, including budget forecasts with integrated knowledge of environmental, infrastructure and land development projects.

The Person

The ideal applicant will be qualified to MSc level in Hydrogeology/Geology, Science and/or Engineering, ideally with a PhD and Chartered. They should have experience in leading complex hydrogeological projects with key technical specialist skills in contaminant transport, environmental risk assessment and numerical modelling. Able to demonstrate a proven track record in business development and multi-disciplinary project delivery, he/she should have excellent project management skills, commercial awareness, financial management skills and be able to deliver work across a range of contract types. Personal attributes will include good communication skills, an innovative approach, technical proficiency, rounded personality, flair for business development and the ability to work as part of a team.

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