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Director

  • Job reference: FG-004791
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Leeds

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Faithful+Gould is part of the Atkins Group. Faithful+Gould provides the full range of quantity surveying, building surveying, health and safety, project and cost management services to a broad spectrum of external and internal clients.
 
Potential growth in the office has created a Director role, responsible for both win work and Deliver work activities across this diverse office. As the Office Director, you will play a significant role in the Central region. You will need to demonstrate the ability to have a clear focus and approach to running an efficient office, collaborating with other parts of the business to win work locally in the region and nationally, as well as ensuring the delivery of projects excellently with the right level of governance, at the right cost and using the right skills and resources.
 
This role, which reports into the Regional Managing Director, Central Region, has prime responsibility for managing profitable growth and for identifying and developing operational opportunities and the introduction of new business. The expectation is you will support the development of a clear business plan for the office, ensure an appropriate focus on client management and pipeline of work and maintain productivity in accordance with forecast and budgets.


Qualifications / Requirements
• Professionally qualified within your discipline area (quantity surveying, building surveying project management or other related construction discipline).
• Demonstrable experience of working within relevant sectors.
• Proven management and leadership experience within a professional organisation with the ability to inspire an experienced and professional team.
• Strong commercial and financial focus ensuring full compliance with governance.
• Management of a significant profit and loss account.
• Results orientated.
• Knowledge of commercial processes and contractual issues.
• Proactive decision maker, able to reach decisions at speed understanding all implications.
• Proactive approach to managing people by understanding key motivators for performance.
• Skilled at developing individuals to their maximum potential.
• A confident and articulate communicator.
• A strong, collaborative approach to working across multiple offices and business units, both locally and nationally.
• Self motivated and capable of operating in an environment of empowerment
• Strong experience in leading successful teams, engaging staff at all levels.
• Experience of driving forward Key Account Management plans.
• In-depth knowledge of the local marketplace with strong links with clients and relevant organisational bodies.
• Excellent relationship management skills both internally and externally and across all levels.
• Knowledge of the market with the ability to build new client relationships and a drive to establish new client networks.
 

 

Responsibilities
This role will encompass but not be limited to the following:
• Lead the development of the Leeds Office as part of the regional and national growth strategy.
• Communicate the strategy and direction of the business to all stakeholders.
• Deal with emerging risks or issues quickly to protect the commercial interest of the business.
• Deliver sustained, profitable growth in our chosen markets.
• Responsibility for Business Planning to ensure maximised productivity and certainty of ongoing workload.
• Lead the local marketing and communications team, providing direction and insight.
• Manage the preparation and implementation of budgets and forecasts.
• Implement control and management through the effective analysis of monthly management accounting data.
• Grow the reputation and profile of the office regionally to enhance its position as the first choice consultant in the relevant markets.
• Ensure compliance with all relevant legal obligations and corporate systems and processes.
• Ensure the health and wellbeing of all employees within the office.
• Management of resources and workload planning.
• Staff recruitment, retention and development, ensuring that staff reach their performance potential.
• Increase profile of the office through attendance at industry events and forums.
• Ownership of key client relationships within the office.
• Continue to build relationships with existing clients, securing repeat business and identifying additional business opportunities.


Additional Information
The Office Director will play a key part in the regional board meeting, helping to shape and implement the regional business plan
 
The Leeds office currently employs approximately 100 staff and has a turnover of c. £15m p.a.
 
Training
Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all of our employees.

 

Closing date for applications is Friday 25th August.