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Rendel Ltd
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Transport and Highways Jobs
Role Profile
Rendel Limited, an Ingérop company, is a London based multidisciplinary international design and engineering
consultancy firm. We provide customer-focused engineering and technical solutions to clients on major engineering
construction projects worldwide.

We are involved in schemes through its full life-cycle including capital programme and project investment; financing;
development; planning; detailed design; independent design checking; design and interface management; execution;
maintenance and operation; engineering; value engineering; technical advisory services; and construction supervision
services. Rendel’s origins date back to 1838, making us one of the oldest civil engineering consultancy companies in the
UK.

We are proud of our track record of success in global construction markets, providing technical solutions for many
complex infrastructure projects, notably bridges, highways, ports and maritime, rail systems, tunnels (including
immersed tube tunnels) and buildings. Current major projects include HS2, Padma Bridge, M05 Road Rehabilitation and
Al Zour Refinery.

JOB TITLE Highways Assistant Technical Director

LOCATION London (a willingness to travel is required)

SALARY A competitive salary and benefits package

JOB DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW

Rendel’s highways team leads and manages highways projects and provides support to infrastructure and non-
infrastructure projects covering transport systems (roads, bridges & tunnels), ports & maritime, rail systems, buildings
and power. The position will involve taking a leading technical role as part of the delivery team and include undertaking
and checking the delivery of the design solution and associated outputs for the project.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

▪ Lead and undertake assignments in the UK and internationally. Organise and manage technical staff, acting as a line
manager supporting recruitment, training, CPD and implementation of ‘Best Practice’ and procedures

▪ Act as assignment manager overseeing technical delivery, commercial aspects, financial controls (forecasting &
budgeting), planning, resourcing and troubleshooting

▪ Assist Market Sector Directors to identify and develop business opportunities, produce tenders and build client
relationships

▪ Assist and support a high level of technical capability within the highways skill area to ensure appropriate resources
for the successful delivery of assignments in the UK and overseas, to maximise fee income and resource utilisation

▪ Take an active role in the Company’s Graduate Development programme
▪ Provide technical leadership in design projects from inception to handover. Liaise with clients about technical

solutions in the delivery of highways engineering to stakeholders (including technical and non-technical clients),
including the production of feasibility studies where required

▪ Assisting with the organisation and management of the technical staff, acting as a line manager as required,
mentoring fellow engineers, supporting staff recruitment, training, CPD and implementation of ‘Best Practice’ and
procedures

▪ Ensure successful delivery of projects by working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary environment
▪ Adopt procedures for standardisation of work products and deliverables, and peer review to ensure consistency and

excellence in service delivery of the Company’s technical work product
▪ Promote cross functional working linked to assignments and skill group activities
▪ Have an understanding and awareness of the company values and business plan and your contribution to both

▪ Implement and adhere to Company procedures in the management, delivery and administration of Services
▪ Observe and maintain Company Health and Safety Policy across all activities


PERSON SPECIFICATION

KEY EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

▪ Chartered Civil Engineer with substantial experience with highways projects of various scale and design stages
▪ Extensive working knowledge of relevant national and international highway related standards and specifications

(e.g. DMRB, MCHW, AASHTO or similar), contracts (e.g. ICE, NEC, and FIDIC), methodologies, procedures and best
practice

▪ Hands-on pavement and road drainage design experience
▪ Proficient in the use of MX Road or Open Roads
▪ Substantial experience at Assignment Manager and Design Engineer level with a proven capability and record of

delivering assignments to programme and budget
▪ A thorough understanding of the construction process and parties involved including principals of project and

programme management
▪ Experience predominantly in medium to large scale high profile infrastructure projects, for a range of UK and

international Clients in various construction market sectors
▪ Ability to build, maintain and develop relationships with key clients
▪ People management experience e.g. general employee welfare, carrying our appraisals, training and development,

involvement in resourcing and recruitment activities
▪ Ability to identify appropriate opportunities and prioritise efforts in securing these to achieve targets


COMPETENCIES

▪ Technical: Technical expertise in field. Able to proactively encourage team to keep relevant on technical

developments and the broader industry and enhance own professional persona in the industry

▪ Communication: Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate, listen and influence all levels of people

effectively. Excellent reporting / writing and strong presentation skills. Able to judge audience and communicate

technically complex matters to all stakeholders

▪ Critical Thinking: Ability to think and act operationally and strategically, understands the bigger picture and

commerciality of a situation, both for the project and Company. Seeks to leverage available opportunities

▪ Team: Able to lead, contribute to and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in a matrix environment. Able to

leverage the wider team and encourages a culture of cross skill/function collaboration

▪ Leadership: Acts as a role model and standard setter. Able to proactively coach, mentor and enable others to

develop individual skills and broaden the capabilities and competencies within the company

▪ Assignment Management: Driven to deliver success with a proven ability to plan long term and manage

large/complex budgets, projects and programmes of work to agreed targets. Able to communicate a clear direction

and individual roles and understands the importance of learning from successes and failures

▪ Business Acumen: Able to articulate the business strategy and how individuals contribute to delivering it in a

meaningful way. Seeks opportunities across the business, not just in their area of expertise

PERSONAL STYLE AND BEHAVIOUR

▪ Self-motivated and committed, with a high degree of integrity

▪ A team player who seeks to positively contribute to the working group with a collaborative attitude

▪ Convincing in terms of a capacity to translate objectives into effective practical steps

▪ Able to perform effectively within changing environments; demonstrates willingness and flexibility of availability to

meet business needs

▪ Demonstrates a strong need to achieve, setting high standards for self and others.

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