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Associate Director – Project Management

  • Job reference: R-053999
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Bristol

Faithful+Gould are currently recruiting for an Associate Director – Project Management for our Bristol Office to service projects in Bristol and the South West of England.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who wants to grow with our team, we have sustained significant growth over the past 4 years and have an enviable pipeline. This role provides the opportunity to work on a range of projects up to £200m and to develop the team in the South West. It would also provide the right person with opportunities to develop our business into work areas where we currently have only limited or small amounts of work including Cyber, defence and Airports.

This is an exiting time for Project Management in F+G as we have just established a Technical Leadership Group headed by a National PM lead to strengthen our technical project management tools, skills and to increase collaboration and communication across the Country.

We are looking for a collaborative, motivated and individual to:

  • Provide effective delivery of Project Management services regionally across the regeneration and commercial sectors.
  • Build successful working relationships with local and national authority clients.
  • Provide support to the regional management team in the growth of the sectors regionally.
  • Support the current Director to develop and grow the team
  • Work with the team to continue to enhance the F+G Project Management Brand in the local marketplace and capitalise on the extensive pipeline of work.


  • Be a focal point and leadership figure for part of the well-established project management 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.
  • Developing key industry contacts.
  • 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.


  • Member/Fellow of RICS or similar qualification is essential.
  • Pre and post contract commercial services experience.
  • Knowledge of the industry in the South West region. 
  • Existing network of relevant contacts with the education/commercial sector.
  • Proven experience in a senior level role, and delivering high value and challenging infrastructure projects (Highways)
  • Detailed knowledge of our competitors, understand our market differentiators and help to shape them.
  • Strategic vision of the market and industry and ability to focus our business to take full advantage of market conditions.
  • Proven track record of winning and developing new business opportunities.
  • Extensive experience in preparing bids, proposals, attending interviews and winning work
  • Proven team management skills and experience.


You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and also encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities.

Rewards and benefits:

F+G offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, well-being, 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:

Security Clearance:

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.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.