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Associate Director of Building Surveying

  • Job reference: FG-004635
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction
  • Location: Manchester

Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading project and cost management consultancies operating at the forefront of the transport, property and industry sectors. Placing great emphasis on the training, development and progression of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing high quality professional services with cutting-edge expertise. Join us and you’ll benefit from a development programme designed to ensure your career objectives are met in full.

 

As part of our continuous expansion within the UK market we are looking for an Associate Director of Building Surveying to consolidate and grow our Building Surveying offering in Manchester. The individual will work closely with the office Directors to deliver the business plan strategy and maintain growth within the market. They will play key role in leading and developing the Building Surveying business in Greater Manchester.

 

You will need a depth of building pathology knowledge with the professional services of Party Wall and Dilapidations also a significant area of expertise. You will have experience in leading consultancy teams on behalf of clients and should possess demonstrable skills in the following areas:

  • Managing and delivering consultancy services within the Building Surveying market.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of the business in the region.
  • Key client account management.
  • Developing a broad professional network in Manchester and the North West.
  • Ability to develop business through cultivating a professional network.


Responsibilities

• Be a focal point and leadership figure for the Manchester Building Surveying team
• Contribute to the strategic plans for the business and help maintain and develop business for the future.
• Maintain service quality standards and a culture of continuous improvement and constructive expertise.
• Take responsibility for some key projects and the account management and customer care for major clients.
• New business proposals and tendering, liaising with the marketing team to ensure highest quality marketing and promotional materials.
• Collaboration with other service streams, sectors and the wider F+G and Atkins business to provide combined and innovative • solutions improving our competitive advantage
• Ensuring the quality and timeliness of service delivery to clients, acting as primary interface to help build clients' confidence in the team.
• Participating in relevant internal/external training initiatives.
• Playing an instrumental role in generating repeat business, winning new work and developing new business opportunities.
• Controlling workload and resources.
• Keeping abreast of industry issues and developments in best practice.
• Managing and leading teams to enable a strongly motivated, engaged and high performing function. Managing other individuals including undertaking performance and development reviews (PDRs) and mentoring and coaching less experienced colleagues.
• Providing guidance, leadership and technical expertise to team members.
• Competently communicating and interacting with others, in accordance with the organisation's values.

Requirements

• To hold a relevant construction qualification and be a professional member of a recognised professional institution i.e. RICS.
• A track record of generating opportunities and winning new work.
• Have the ability to manage a project throughout its lifecycle.
• The ability to demonstrate a highly motivated, pro-active approach to work matters.
• Detailed knowledge of working within the Building Surveying and Consultancy Services market.
• Management experience of successful project delivery from inception to handover.
• Ability to manage and develop a team.
• Experience of client management and development.
• Ability to deal with Clients and/or the business at a senior level
• Attend sector led events locally and nationally to promote the F+G business
• Driving Licence/Level of mobility required in the role.

The Individual

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:
• A winning attitude - you can spot the opportunities, manage resources, and show the tenacity, resolve and determination to see things through. You never miss the chance for new or repeat business
• Customer Driven - you raise the standards of customer service through role modelling, dealing swiftly with feedback from customers. You have the commercial awareness to know the cost of service delivery and how to manage for value
• Ambassador for Faithful + Gould - you take pride in your work and the work which the company does – and you have a passion for sharing it. You demonstrate a clear commitment to the business and actively champion the vision and values
• Meet the challenge - you never see your own development as done. You spend time with your team to encourage reflection, learning and new ideas. You make time to ensure performance feedback is understood and improvements are identified
• Aware - you are forward looking and clearly understand your own role in fulfilling the wider goals of the business. You are able to “read” situations well, understanding and influencing the dynamics and drivers of relationships with colleagues and clients alike
• Delivers - you are skilled at embracing strategies and turning them into clear operations plans. You involve others in planning to gain commitment, highlight key issues and build understanding. You deliver to meet agreed objectives
• A Team Player - you create a great framework for teams to work within. You publicly credit individuals and teams for high performance, anticipating problems and helping resolve conflict among colleagues or clients. You continuously build successful partnerships with other business units and clients
• Engaging - not only do you lead teams but you are part of them. While you make and communicate strategic decisions, ensuring goals and strategies are understood by the wider team, you’re not afraid to roll your sleeves up. A strong communicator you are direct and to the point and can take control of meetings or situations that are losing focus/direction/relevance. You can lead change and put yourself in the shoes of others understanding the impact which decisions may have. You have a flexible attitude and can use different approaches to provide support

You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We provide a structured training scheme and endorse Continuous Professional Development Activities. Faithful+Gould are accredited Investors In People.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://www.yourrewardatkins.com