Associate Director – Transport/Infrastructure

Perm / Staff

Job Description

Westlakes Recruit are currently recruiting for an Associate Director (commercial bias) with a background in major UK infrastructure projects to be engaged on a permanent basis in Bristol.


The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate experience of leading consultancy teams and should possess skills in the following areas:

• Highway-orientated Public Sector experience is essential

• Managing and delivering a Quantity Surveying consultancy services

• Embed high quality processes and tools to improve performance

• Contribute to business development and business growth

• Ability to lead, inspire and develop a team of talented individuals

• Experience of key client account management

• Hold a relevant construction qualification and be a professional member of a recognised professional institution i.e. RICS.


Technical Excellence

• Strong experience in both pre and post contract cost management services

• Provide leadership to the Quantity Surveying team to promote technical excellence

• Embedding a quality service to reduce costs, increase performance and improve client feedback metrics with the aim to secure repeat business

• Detailed knowledge of working within the Quantity Surveying and Consultancy Services market

• Supporting the development of career paths aligned to technical knowledge and experience.


Business Development

• Oversee income and costs for the Quantity Surveying team.

• Attend sector led events locally and nationally to promote the business

• Ensure that a clear BD and Marketing Strategy, aligned to the Business Plan, is developed

• Act as the main Quantity Surveying focussed market-facing individual in the Southwest & Wales transport market

• Work closely with colleagues across all service lines to identify opportunities to cross-sell complementary Quantity Surveying services, Contract Management and P3M services

• Play a key role in generating repeat business, winning new work and developing new business opportunities

• Developing new business proposals and tendering, liaising with the marketing team to ensure highest quality marketing and  promotional materials.


Financial / Operational

• Develop the Quantity Surveying budgets and targets, and take responsibility for delivery of same

• Recruiting new team members to support continued growth

• Be a focal point and leadership figure for the Quantity Surveying team.

• Being a leader on improving service quality

• Management experience of successful project delivery from inception to handover.

• Ability to deal with Clients and/or within the business at a senior level – experience of client management and development

• Maintain service quality standards and promote a culture of continuous improvement and technical excellence.

• Provide guidance, leadership, mentoring and technical expertise to team members

• Take responsibility for some key projects and the account management and customer care for major clients