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Technical Director - Major Projects


RPS plc
Location: Abingdon
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
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Technical Director - Major Projects

RPS is looking for a Director to join our Major Projects Team, part of our Planning Division but which works collaboratively with our Environment Division, based at our Head Office in Abingdon. RPS is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy and we specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes. From residential development to region-shaping transport infrastructure, we bring precision and creativity to the development approvals process.

You’ll work within a multi-disciplinary environment on a variety of projects with highly experienced and collaborative colleagues. We ensure diversity and inclusivity and are able to offer flexibility, promoting work/life balance.

Your role

As Director in the Major Projects team, you will be working on some of our biggest infrastructure and renewables projects across the UK and in a collaborative manner with professional Planners and Environmental consultants across the UK business. This is a key position where you will have the opportunity to build multi-disciplinary teams, mentor and strive to develop their professional skills and capabilities. You’ll be contributing towards the success of the business and team through the effective delivery of a wide variety of projects, ensuring development of client relationships and by securing new business.

You’ll be managing client relationships, successfully securing and completing instructions and contributing to the team’s wider business development initiatives. You’ll generate new and repeat business, as well as provide professional consultancy advice and services to our clients and colleagues. The Major Project Team is also responsible for coordinating and supporting our submissions for frameworks, large tenders supporting other teams within the Division and supporting other offices where necessary.

Your skills and experience

We’d like you to have a relevant degree (or equivalent) and be qualified MRTPI or in another relevant discipline. You’ll be an expert in your field, a highly experienced and competent practitioner who has experience in major infrastructure projects and those relating to Development Control Orders, as well as possessing strong leadership qualities. You should also have experience of appearing as an expert witness in Examinations in Public as well as Public Inquiries.

You’ll have strong people management capabilities, be a creative and strategic thinker with strong negotiating techniques and a track record of taking ownership of and achieving outcomes for clients, business, teams and self. You will have an established market reputation with a demonstrable record of winning sustainable and commercially viable projects. Good financial and project management skills are essential, as are great influencing and communication skills that enable you to build, maintain and consolidate strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and external bodies.

What we offer you

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. Via our robust career development framework, we are proud to be able to support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 25 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Car Allowance, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme (including numerous wellbeing initiatives and mental health support), Dental Cover, Gadget Insurance Professional Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm with over 5,000 people. Our company is flexible, friendly, and creative. We strive to be different from our competitors by being passionate about delivering results. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

Our Approach

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.’

Recruitment Agencies

We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.

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Technical Director - Major Projects

RPS is looking for a Director to join our Major Projects Team, part of our Planning Division but which works collaboratively with our Environment Division, based at our Head Office in Abingdon. RPS is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy and we specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes. From residential development to region-shaping transport infrastructure, we bring precision and creativity to the development approvals process.

You’ll work within a multi-disciplinary environment on a variety of projects with highly experienced and collaborative colleagues. We ensure diversity and inclusivity and are able to offer flexibility, promoting work/life balance.

Your role

As Director in the Major Projects team, you will be working on some of our biggest infrastructure and renewables projects across the UK and in a collaborative manner with professional Planners and Environmental consultants across the UK business. This is a key position where you will have the opportunity to build multi-disciplinary teams, mentor and strive to develop their professional skills and capabilities. You’ll be contributing towards the success of the business and team through the effective delivery of a wide variety of projects, ensuring development of client relationships and by securing new business.

You’ll be managing client relationships, successfully securing and completing instructions and contributing to the team’s wider business development initiatives. You’ll generate new and repeat business, as well as provide professional consultancy advice and services to our clients and colleagues. The Major Project Team is also responsible for coordinating and supporting our submissions for frameworks, large tenders supporting other teams within the Division and supporting other offices where necessary.

Your skills and experience

We’d like you to have a relevant degree (or equivalent) and be qualified MRTPI or in another relevant discipline. You’ll be an expert in your field, a highly experienced and competent practitioner who has experience in major infrastructure projects and those relating to Development Control Orders, as well as possessing strong leadership qualities. You should also have experience of appearing as an expert witness in Examinations in Public as well as Public Inquiries.

You’ll have strong people management capabilities, be a creative and strategic thinker with strong negotiating techniques and a track record of taking ownership of and achieving outcomes for clients, business, teams and self. You will have an established market reputation with a demonstrable record of winning sustainable and commercially viable projects. Good financial and project management skills are essential, as are great influencing and communication skills that enable you to build, maintain and consolidate strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and external bodies.

What we offer you

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. Via our robust career development framework, we are proud to be able to support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 25 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Car Allowance, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme (including numerous wellbeing initiatives and mental health support), Dental Cover, Gadget Insurance Professional Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm with over 5,000 people. Our company is flexible, friendly, and creative. We strive to be different from our competitors by being passionate about delivering results. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

Our Approach

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.’

Recruitment Agencies

We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.

Apply now

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