Head of Acoustics
Brilliant role to become the head of the Acoustic team for a well-known multidisciplinary consultancy.
The client that we are currently working for have been established for around 50 years and have offices internationally with over 5,000 professionals working with them in a variety of sectors. They work on some of the most well publicised projects the world has to offer and are currently looking for a talented, ambitious and dedicated Director to come and join them in their Manchester office.
This is a unique role as you will be coming in as a Director with the vision of becoming the director of the UK Acoustics team in its entirety in the following years to come. This position is brilliant for someone that maybe stuck in their current position and is looking for a clear path to directorship with the right guidance and support. You will provide strong and reliable leadership to the established Acoustics team and contribute to the management and operation of business unit. You will be a technical specialist in acoustics and take a collaborative approach to working with the wider management team. The role will give you the opportunity to expand the enthusiastic team, enable you to provide strategic oversight and gain experience of the Acoustics business in the UK. You will be working alongside other teams that typically feed the Acoustics Team some project work, while at the same time actively developing and marketing the external market to expand the work flow.
In this leadership role you will also need to have an excellent technical understanding and genuine experience in managing and directing projects within the development and infrastructure sectors.
You will be working with private sector clients as well as negotiating with regulators and other statutory consultees. Existing expert witness experience is an advantage, but we would not preclude candidates with the right potential to develop in this area.
Key responsibilities of the role:
* Overall responsibility for the management and performance of UK Acoustics Team and working collaboratively to contribute as part of a wider business-unit management team
* Project management, direction and delivery of acoustics assessments
* Providing technical expertise to clients and other teams in the UK and overseas
* Negotiating with regulators and statutory consultees
* Preparation & technical review of reports and deliverable
* Manage, mentor and motivate team members
* Business development
* Prepare and review bid proposals.
§ BSc/BEng and MSc/Meng
§ MIOA or FIOA
§ Proven leadership qualities with a reputation for technical excellence.
§ Extensive experience in the field of acoustics, noise and vibration, preferably within a consultancy context to support development projects.
§ Direction on day to day team operations, including staff resourcing, project planning and changing workloads.
§ Thorough knowledge of associated legislation, technical guidance & codes of practice along with ability to assist on a range of daily technical and/or commercial queries.
§ Excellent problem-solving attitude and extensive experience in working with regulators.
§ Ability to influence and provide guidance in all aspects of project delivery.
§ Ownership for ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget (along with project managers).
§ Ability to work directly, or via existing team members, with senior colleagues throughout the business stream on bids and proposals to understand client needs and ensure bids meet the required deadlines and criteria.
§ Excellent client management skills with proven success in developing and maintaining key contacts and with a network of contacts across the industry.
§ Proven experience for development, progress and success of business development strategies i.e. networking, presentations and marketing campaigns.
§ A history of line management experience; including staff mentoring, appraisals, training and team motivation.
If you have the ambition to take your career to the next level and can see yourself moving in to a director's position within the next few years, then this is the position for you. Apply now and become the Technical Director of this well-known consultancy.