Associate/Associate Director Water Engineer

Location Manchester
Discipline: Civil & Structural Design
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £65000 - £84000 per annum
Contact name: George Banks

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Job ref: BBBH2572_1720022832
Published: 15 days ago

Title: Associate or Associate Director Water Engineer
Location: Manchester
Type: Full-Time, Hybrid, Permanent.
95% CI Salary Range: ca. £65,000 - £84,000

We're looking for an Associate Water Engineer, or Associate Director Water Engineer in Manchester!

Both titles are available to suit your ambition and preferred level of responsibility to be considered for.

This position offers the opportunity to take on the role of discipline lead for the Manchester office, supported by other regions in a large UK consulting powerhouse.

Due to a vast pipeline of work including Severn Trent Water, Thames Water, HS2, Yorkshire Water, Government of Jersey, and continuous growth in this area, the company are looking to expand the Water senior management team and appoint an Associate / Associate Director to begin a new Water Engineering team in Manchester.

Your New Role:

Within this role, you will work closely with the Director to ensure the highest standards of design and client service is achieved within the discipline, with the key objectives being improving productivity, efficiency, standardisation and consistency of deliverables.

You will be responsible for the delivery of Framework outputs, specific projects and co-ordination of those project resources, the production of fee proposals relating to the project and subsequent commercial delivery.

You will assist with achieving the discipline business plan targets through sustainable development of new and existing business relationships, supporting Directors, and managing their teams.

Our ideal Associate or Associate Director Civil Engineer must have:

  • A relevant degree with significant and appropriate skills and design experience in the UK Regulated Water Sector.

  • A professional qualification (Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council).

  • The ability to generate a team environment, ensuring that the support and backing is present to enable team members to collaborate and operate with confidence in the delivery of projects.

  • Experience of successfully managing many complex clients/customers and large teams of staff.

  • Developed clarity and confidence in communication, writing, on screen and in person.

It would be nice for you to have:

  • Be a member of a relevant professional body, e.g., ICE, CIWEM, IHT etc

  • An excellent self-motivated, friendly, efficient, and enthusiastic attitude

  • Developed leadership, critical thinking, and decision-making skills

  • The ability to multitask and working to tight deadlines

  • The ability to provide QA governance ensuring a consistent standard is delivered

  • The ability to provide advice on work related liability / potential risk issues.

The Company:

Their nationwide multidisciplinary team of 650+ work collaboratively to deliver outstanding places and spaces that create lasting value for local communities. Through their remarkable history they have established the sound principles of success, and they have the vision and ambition to be even better.

They're committed to creating sustainable communities where everyone feels safe, cared for and valued. They achieve that by encouraging a diverse, welcoming workplace for our people, clients and colleagues.

They care about people and improving our society and that means supporting your ambitions and interests at every level. They will provide you with an inspiring environment in which you will be able to drive real progress and impact in your career.


Providing a balanced, enjoyable career is important to them. You will receive an attractive salary, and among other benefits you can also expect:

  • Agile working

  • 26 days' annual leave + Bank Holidays + option to buy up to 5 days' additional leave

  • Private healthcare, life assurance and healthcare cash plan

  • Professional subscriptions

  • Wellbeing support and Employee Assistance Programme

  • Stakeholder pension

We look forward to receiving your application with your CV. Alternatively, please call George Banks on 07787 732670 for an informal discussion.

Aldwych Consulting values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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