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Associate Director - Environment & Sustainability



Ref: HP362-1902

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you'll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

Your new role, what's involved?

Accountable for the strategic leadership, direction, operational performance and people leadership of the business unit. You will be a key player on the Middle East Strategic Leadership Team in driving the development of the business and the Middle East Discipline Leadership Team in driving performance of the business. You will also be responsible for the Project Director role for selected multi and single disciplinary projects across WSP in the ME. The role holder must take a 'hands on' approach to all aspects of the role.

Your focus in this position is split between, but not limited to, four key areas;

Business Leadership

• Provide leadership and support for the E&S business unit across the Middle East region
• Ensure that Health & Safety is embedded into all work practices in line with company policies
• Contribute to the delivery of WSP's overall business budgets and forecasts
• Setting and delivering profit & loss business unit budget and forecasts.

Business Development

• Lead or support selected region, country or sector to support the business in keeping up to date on the market status and maximising opportunities for WSP
• Proactively support business development activities through participation in external market profile raising activities and functions
• Actively develop external and internal client relationships and proactively co-sell other WSP services and where applicable the wider business.

Project Leadership
• To act as project director on selected projects by leading and managing the successful delivery of high quality multi and single disciplinary projects
• Ensure proactive project planning, stakeholder and risk management takes place across projects
• Support the team to identify, assess and manage major project risk and secure the best commercial return from the projects in their portfolio
• Accountable for the completion of monthly management project reports to be issued by set deadline.


• Keep up to date with industry developments with respect to own discipline, other disciplines and engineering innovations and developments on a global scale
• Contribute to and lead technical solutions on projects
• Drive innovation and utilise technological advancement.


We'd love to hear from you if you have:

• BEng / BSc (Hon) degree or equivalent with minimum 15 years post graduate experience
• Member of associated professional body
• C.Env preferred although not essential
• Experience and proven ability to lead and manage an engineering team and multi-disciplinary projects
• Experienced user of Microsoft Office
• Experience of associated software preferred although not essential.

What's in it for you?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP - we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important - be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

Apply now and be the future of WSP!

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first class medical cover, generous annual leave, and paid professional subscriptions.

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring.? Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

About the Company

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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