Associate Director – Highways and Infrastructure

Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
Location: London, Southampton
Salary: Competitive, according to skills and experience

Waterman Group plc is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and environmental markets.

Due to our expanding workload, Waterman’s Infrastructure & Environment team is currently recruiting for a Senior/Principal Engineer and Associate Director to undertake a pivotal role in leading an established team in delivering highways and infrastructure schemes in both the public and private sectors. These are key positions, offering an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to demonstrate and develop their project and team management skills on a diverse range of projects.

Whilst predominantly based in either London or Southampton, the role will include regular co-operation and inter-office working with other regional teams in line with our ‘One Team’ culture.

Our award winning Infrastructure Team is one of the leading civil engineering consultancies delivering high quality technical support to the public sector, banks, property, private equity and blue chip clients.

Our multi-national clients have a diverse range of operations throughout the world, which require coordinated support at a local level. Projects that are being delivered from the London or Southampton office include retail parks, urban regeneration, housing, public transport infrastructure and public highway schemes.

Based at our office in either London or Southampton, the successful candidate will ideally be able to demonstrate qualification and good experience in the following areas:

  • Incorporated or Chartered Engineer [or nearly chartered];
  • Proven multi-disciplinary project and team management skills;
  • Proven ability to generate new leads and business development;
  • Proven experience in Client management and creation;
  • A sound technical and practical knowledge of highways and drainage infrastructure, ideally in both the public and private sectors working on housing, retail and commercial development schemes;
  • A detailed working knowledge of, and experience of using, DMRB and local authority standards;
  •  Ability to carry out, review and check technical agreements including S278 and S38 agreements;
  •  Experience in liaison with clients, local authorities, statutory bodies and other third parties, including external design team members;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to prepare reports on technical matters;
  • Experience of working within project teams and supervising team members;
  • Ability to work to deadlines, within budget and to programme;

In addition to this, Principal Engineer and Associate Director levels would be expected to have experience in:

• Leading projects and acting as technical discipline lead for larger projects;
• Support the Technical and Regional Directors in the day to day management of the office;
• Mentoring and encouraging junior staff.

We are looking for people who are excellent team players, driven to excel in their chosen field, but also have the courage to stretch their boundaries. You should have a proactive and positive attitude towards working under pressure and team mentoring.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, interviews may be carried out online or face-to-face, where considered appropriate. The continued safety and welfare of our staff and potential staff remain a priority. We have a covid risk assessment in place for all of our offices, which remain open for staff and visitors, in accordance with the specific government guidelines in place for each region.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to or complete and submit the form below.

All applications will be treated in confidence.

Waterman is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

*where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.


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