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Associate Director - Mechanical

Arup

London, United Kingdom

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects both large and small scale in the built environment and across industry. With 90 offices in 35 countries our 13,000 staff offer a broad range of professional services and through our work we make a positive difference in the world.

Arup’s independence, enabled by its employee ownership structure, fosters a distinctive culture and an intellectual independence that encourages collaborative working. This is reflected in everything we do, allowing us to develop meaningful ideas, help shape agendas and deliver results that frequently surpass the expectations of our clients who expect us to question a vision as well as help to realise it. This allows our people the freedom to develop in a supportive and stimulating environment.


Why work at Arup?

A place where creativity, innovation and exciting technical challenges are always possible
We are trust-owned – you will own shares in Arup and therefore have a vested interest in its success.
To have fun! And be part of a team that enjoys what they do, embracing a unique culture
To develop your career in the UK or abroad through international assignments
To receive continued training and development to ensure you continue to develop and are able to satisfy the future requirements of our clients.

The Role

We have an opportunity for a chartered mechanical Associate Director, looking for technically challenging work on cutting-edge Rail and Aviation transport building projects, to join an established Building Engineering Group in London.

The Group in London is currently involved with a number of high profile projects in the transportation sector such as High Speed 2, Crossrail, Heathrow Airport and Kuwait Airport. Previously the Group were responsible for the delivery of Kings Cross station both underground and mainline, St Pancras Station and Heathrow T5 as well as many other projects in the UK and abroad.

In this role you will lead the Mechanical discipline both technically and with respect to the development of people in the Group; lead an M/MEP team on a portfolio of projects locally, nationally and internationally and have responsibility for the technical and financial performance of your projects. This will include liaising directly with clients on fees and commercial matters and, as part of your role, you will be a recognised focal point for client contact within Arup. You will oversee total project delivery by enabling effective team management and delegation to ensure the efficient and satisfactory delivery of multiple and complex projects.

You will be part of the Group leadership and expected to contribute to work winning, lead projects and lead the strategic direction of the Mechanical team, understanding the wider impact on the Group, the Sector and Arup as a whole. This will involve interactive and collaborative working with colleagues throughout our multidisciplinary teams and across the Groups.

Key responsibilities:

To take the lead role in the Mechanical discipline in the Group;
Responsible for the recruitment, appraisal, performance, development, morale and motivation of mechanical staff within the Group;
Responsible for overseeing the predicting and planning of future resources;
Responsible for enhancing the capability and reputation of mechanical engineering in the Group internally and externally;
To be able to act as PM or PD or MEP lead on major multi-disciplinary transportation projects where Arup is lead consultant;
Responsible and accountable for the overall design, technical delivery, quality and/or management of the M/MEP design of large, complex transport buildings, co-ordinating many different people, facilities and resources, within defined budget and timescales;
Responsible and accountable for financial performance and client relations;
Responsible for negotiating significant contracts with clients, customers and suppliers;
Responsible for winning work – new and repeat business – and for making tactical commercial decisions affecting projects and business units;
Responsible for setting and meeting agreed budgets with input to the Group operating plan; and
Responsible for the development and implementation of plans for the long-term benefit of the Group and the firm in line with business strategy and contributing to the development of the business strategy.

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