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General Manager-Scotland

Job Title: General Manager-Scotland
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Scotland
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 10529
Contact Name: Toby
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 27, 2016 14:24

Job Description

Degree qualified and preferably of Chartered Engineer status, the successful candidate will be required to lead and deliver our infrastructure portfolio throughout Scotland. This person will be enthusiastic, having a good appreciation of civil infrastructure projects as main contractor.
The person appointed will be experienced in successfully winning and delivering civil engineering infrastructure projects. 
A knowledge of bid management and work winning process is required and possessing the commercial acumen to deliver successful design and build/ construct-only projects for demanding customers whilst achieving all company and stakeholder targets.
Day-to-day responsibility for delivering and growing our waste Scottish business in a safe, qualitative and sustainable manner, whilst achieving and reporting on all commercial objectives.

Developing a significant team of Project leaders, planners and support staff expected to be in excess of 75 in total

- Positively support and appropriately manage the construction of a number of projects.
- Ensure the business is sustainable in the long term
- Adhere to corporate governance requirements
- Ensure the company‘s philosophy is embraced within the business unit
- Contribute to policy decisions of the company
- Increase the business market share through developing contacts and effective marketing
- Be aware of economic and social influencing factors which will affect the business
- Seek work streams which increase profitability and enhance market value
- Obtain customer feedback and react when appropriate
- Recruit and develop staff to ensure adequate succession planning
- Ensure company systems are operated and developed
- Enforce company discipline when required
- Oversee its operations to ensure the business projects a positive image

- Able to articulate clearly a business vision and ambition
- Able to easily develop strong relationships and leverage these for business development
- Commercially astute with an awareness of changing market conditions and influences.
- Good knowledge and experience of differing conditions of contract
- Knowledge of market and competitor intelligence, benchmarking and knowledge management.
- Experience of working in Joint Venture and private finance areas
- Ability to inspire, motivate, recruit, develop and manage a senior team.
- Possess commercial acumen and proven ability to continually develop business relationships and markets.
- Ability to negotiate and influence at a senior level.
- Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Strategic awareness with an ability to translate strategic objectives into operational plans and manage their delivery.
- Customer focussed with a drive for continuous improvement and service delivery.

- Degree qualified in an appropriate discipline
- Membership of professional body with chartered status e.g. CIOB or ICE
- CSCS card or equivalent

- Detailed knowledge of the Scottish market
- Evidence of business unit development and building a business skills
- An understanding of work winning
- Working knowledge of other civil engineering sectors
- Comprehensive understanding of the principles of contract law.
- Commercially astute and able to gain competitive advantage
- Understanding of production budgets and ongoing monitoring of financial performance.
- Knowledge of construction planning/costs in use.
- Excellent appreciation and application of Health & Safety in the work place.
- Team player with collaborative behaviours
- Demonstrable evidence of skills development in self and others

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