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Advisian (WorleyParsons Group)

Job title Technical Director – Contaminated Land Assessment and Remediation
Location Leeds - UK
Sector Contaminated land/remediation
Reference LON00Q3
Date posted 26-Jul-18
Apply by 26-Aug-18
Contact Debbie Cook
Summary Advisian is the independent consulting business line of the WorleyParsons Group with more than 26,100 people and 3,000 people in Advisian spread across 19 countries. We provide solutions for clients in the Infrastructure, Hydrocarbons, Minerals & Metals and Chemicals sectors.

Advisian provides a full range of environmental consultancy services and has a strong reputation for technical excellence, innovation and quality of work. Our consulting group has a strong position in a number or market sectors both in the UK and globally. The range of services provided includes the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites, decommissioning and demolition management, water resource assessment, environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIA) integrated water management, geotechnical engineering, materials processing and management and other related services.

This vacancy is for a Technical Director to work on brownfield assessment and remediation projects based in our Leeds Office. This is a full time, permanent position and will be part of our Restoration and Decommissioning practice. The successful applicant will work with our clients bringing technical know-how to the successful delivery of projects, whilst working closely with the existing Technical Director in Leeds and our other teams in Bristol, London and Madrid.

We strongly support individual career development through frequent internal and external training. Advisian is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to reflect this in its diverse workforce.

Depending on candidate suitability and preferences there is also scope to undertake contaminated sites and water resource work both in the UK and overseas.

Core responsibilities will include the majority of the following:

  • Project direction and project management.
  • Identifying, pursuing, winning and executing projects.
  • Client relationship management.
  • Manage/direct/input to our wider remediation portfolio work.
  • Team leadership.
  • Line manage, mentor and train staff.
  • Liaise with and support key clients.
  • Ensure high technical quality across the project team.
  • Embrace the HSSE culture of a project, both client-facing and internally.

Skills and Essential Experience Required

The following skills and experience will be required:

  • Experience of contaminated land assessment and remediation of large sites in the UK.
  • Familiarity and experienced with several forms of contract including NEC3 desirable.
  • Business development and client management skills.
  • Experience of managing and leading high performing teams.
  • Presenting, analysing and interpreting data.
  • Chartered status desirable.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with clients, colleagues and contractors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and think logically and clearly.
  • Graduate or post graduate.
  • Demonstrable project and contract management experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.

We are particularly interested in the following experience:

  • Contaminated land assessment and remediation, demolition and engineering project execution.
  • Subject matter expert.
  • Proven business development experience and ability to form enduring client relationships.

Overall, this position would be suited to an ambitious individual who is looking to further their career in the brownfield redevelopment sector and contribute to the continued success and further growth of Advisian. It requires a willingness to undertake a demanding role, often on a fast-track project schedule and meeting challenging engineering requirements within the field of environmental consultancy.

Advisian is a global organisation with globally focused clients. This will provide successful candidates with the opportunity to undertake overseas roles and assignments.

Advisian strives to be an industry leader in health, safety and environmental performance. Our vision is to achieve zero harm to people and assets, and zero environmental incidents. We select people who share our values, beliefs and commitment to this vision and who demonstrate the expected behaviours, competencies and performance associated with their prospective roles within the company.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunities and are committed to promoting fairness, equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We offer competitive remuneration and benefits packages and a friendly, professional and dynamic working environment, with the opportunity to develop your career prospects globally.