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Techinical Director - Advisory Services

Job no: 929597
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: East London (Pearce Str.)
Categories: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical & Process Engineering, Building Science, Town Planning, Client Relationship Management, Business Development, Geotechnical & Geological Engineering, Environmental, Strategic Planning, Traffic & Transport Planning, Advisory

Key Responsibilities

Winning Work and Client Relationships

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of positive client relationships.
  • Responsible for providing input to client proposals and tenders in conjunction with Business Development. This includes bid planning, facilitation, costing, writing, technical inputs and signoff required.
  • Responsible for the ongoing marketing and promotion of the Aurecon brand through collaboration with Business Development
  • Responsible for achievement revenue targets assigned by the Office Manager, ensuring the achievement of relevant utilisation targets within team

Project Delivery

  • Accountable for the overall success of all aspects of projects/phases won or allocated. This includes contract negotiation, project management, managing timeliness, quality, risk management, project financial performance, communication and scope management of the projects, in line with the Aurecon methodology.
  • Responsible for soliciting delivery support from the relevant Service Group Units, as required
  • Responsible for the monitoring and sharing of workloads and knowledge within Advisory Service Group, for current and future work loads
  • Responsible for ensuring that there is oversight on all technical aspects of a project and technical expertise is provided. (i.e. securing the required technical expertise)
  • Ensure the adequate contribution of technical knowledge and project experience to the competencies and services
  • Accountable for effective closeout of projects and debrief on all projects with the client, Client Relationship Executive/Managers and Project Leaders

Financial Management

  • Manage project profitability and financial contribution for won or allocated projects
  • Ensure financial performance of the won or allocated projects in accordance with client proposals, business plans and budgets

People Management and Competency Development

  • Responsible for the leadership, management, development and motivation of direct reports.
  • Responsible for ensuring the ongoing development of careers and competencies, services and technologies within the Service Line
  • Responsible for appointment of professional staff in the Service Line, as required

General Management

  • Responsible for the compliance to company policies and procedures, legislative requirements and act as a role model for Aurecon's values and behaviours
  • Demonstrate safety leadership in all aspects of Aurecon's business
  • Provide input into Office business planning

Key Qualities and Skills

  • Well-developed leadership, communication, presentation, and influencing skills
  • Well-developed public sector understanding and relations
  • Outstanding relationship and interpersonal skills; a strong collaborator
  • Achievement and action orientated; solutions focused
  • Understanding of business, risk and financial drivers
  • Strong project management and project leadership skills
  • Strong technical skills on at least one of the six Advisory Services
  • Ability to adapt style to work effectively across geographic and cultural boundaries

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Finance or Planning or Environment
  • Preferred – relevant post graduate qualification.
  • Project Management qualification and solid programme and or project management experience
  • Registration with relevant professional body will be an added advantage
  • 10+ years' relevant technical and management experience in delivery management of programmes/projects
  • At least 5 years’ experience in supervisory/management position (people)

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Applications close: South Africa Standard Time


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