Director - Socio Economics

Water & Utilities
  • UK, London
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • from £85,000 to £100,000 per year
Our client is a UK wide leading environmental consultancy and they are currently in the market for a Director for their Socio-Economic division across their London or Manchester locations. Our client is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will lead their Communities and Socio-Economic team which...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 06.05.2024

Managing consultant

Julian Taylor

Quote ref: 999676/27953

Quote ref: 999676/27953

Job description

Our client is a UK wide leading environmental consultancy and they are currently in the market for a Director for their Socio-Economic division across their London or Manchester locations.  

Our client is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will lead their Communities and Socio-Economic team which currently has a focus on socio economic and health impact assessment as well as wider strategic consulting around social infrastructure, social value, environmental economics and stakeholder engagement. As such our client is looking for an experienced individual to help them build upon recent successes and to lead them into new areas of work within this service sector.  

You may have a specialism in socio-economics, environmental economics, social value and social return on investment engagement, project appraisal and funding, health impact assessment and or community engagement / stakeholder consultation. You may have a background in research and policy and you may have worked in the property sector or within major infrastructure, or across both.  

Whatever your experience is, they are looking for you to take a lead in developing, mentoring and growing their existing team: delivering existing projects and winning new work; ensuring the highest levels of client care; developing propositions with established networks within your specialist area; and helping set the company’s strategic direction.  

 

Key responsibilities:  

- Managing the financial and commercial aspects of the Social & Economic Value (SEV) Business Unit  

- Provide leadership of business development, and delivery in your chosen sector.  

- Project director / technical lead on a wide variety of infrastructure and development projects.  

- Communicate, liaise and collaborate effectively with clients and colleagues.  

- Provide technical direction and oversight on projects within the team including writing, checking and review of deliverables.  

- Financial/commercial responsibility for projects and tenders.  

- Help grow and develop the wider team through mentoring and line management.  

- Actively develop a network of contacts in client organisations, strategic partners and other collaborators to win and deliver work.  

- Enhance the company’s reputation and market position through your professional (technical and sector specific) profile and contribution.  

- The preferred location of this role is at their London office however they can be flexible on this and would also consider other locations such at Manchester.

Requirements

The successful candidate will:  

- Have an extensive working foundation in the fields of one or more of the following:  

- social infrastructure appraisal and delivery;  

- economic development (e.g. economic appraisal/modelling, economic impact assessment and the use of financial or business case modelling techniques);  

- environmental economics;  

- social value, socio-economic and health impact assessment; and / or  

- stakeholder engagement.  

- Have a demonstrable track record in bespoke strategy development for high profile clients (public and private), delivering tangible results.  

- Understand the challenges facing urban environments and the value of providing an integrated offer including economics, planning and technical infrastructure expertise.  

- Contribute to the activities of the wider team, by directing and managing the delivery of socioeconomic and health impact assessments.  

- Be prepared to promote the company’s services through publications and conference attendance, and to contribute to industry debate both internally and within wider professional circles.  

- Strong networking capability and key contacts within the sector.  

- Have demonstrable bid preparation and business development experience – be a proven work winner.  

- Have the ability to influence project decisionmakers to arrive at sustainable solutions.  

- Be a member of an appropriate professional body such as the Institute of Economic Development, Social Value UK, Society of Professional Economists, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and / or the Academy of Social Sciences.

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