Associate Director (Project Digital Delivery)


Associate Director (Project Digital Delivery)


AtkinsRéalis, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 25 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: d30c0f9f686642f1892aae50a9798abc

Full Job Description

Do you have the drive, skills, and career potential to work with us as an influential leader in digital delivery? If so, AtkinsRéalis has an exciting new opportunity for you to shape the direction of our work developing and implementing digital solutions alongside the wider delivery of multi-disciplinary work across our Environment practice. Collaborating with technical teams across AtkinsRéalis, you will work to drive digital development and adoption to solve some of our client's biggest challenges. You will be pivotal in enabling technical best[MP1] practice, knowledge sharing and innovation. It is a role that brings together technical expertise with the good skills[MP2] required to develop strong relationships externally and internally.

If you are looking to join an established team focused on the delivery of interesting projects that help create a better future, framed by a strong culture of wellbeing, innovation, and inclusivity, this is the place for you. You will have the opportunity to not only develop your technical and project management experience, but to play an active role in shaping the future direction of the infrastructure markets, and in particular the complex challenges facing the water sector in AMP8.

Taking the best of our products, tools, and ideas you will help turn them into winning propositions and be pivotal in then delivering them as part of successful projects for our clients. You'll have a strong strategic mindset, with the ability to align client ambitions with digital solutions, driving innovation and efficiency, to deliver environmental improvement. You will match your strong relationships in the environmental sector to the strength and depth of technical expertise in AtkinsRéalis, helping to deliver complex, multi-disciplinary environmental work. The dynamic and influential relationship between our environmental specialists and our engineering design and planning colleagues provide exceptional opportunities for you to continue learning and develop your career.

You should have experience of digital product and tool development, from inception through adoption and implementation, through to support and maintenance, with demonstrable benefit for clients. As a major engineering, environmental and design consultancy, AtkinsRéalis offers opportunities for talented consultants to work on a wide variety of high-profile projects., Key objectives of the role:

  • Working directly with clients, as well as internally with market leaders and client directors, to understand client problems and identify and deliver technically feasible and commercially viable solutions.

  • Leading the successful delivery of tasks and projects from inception to handover, meeting quality, time, and budget requirements.

  • Support major bids pushing our digital propositions to create compelling offers.
  • Lead the delivery of new user-friendly tools and products on projects for our clients.

  • Work with subject matter experts and technical leads at tender stage for key frameworks and major projects, to identify digital delivery approaches that provide competitive advantage to our proposals.

  • Raising the profile of digital innovation in AtkinsRéalis Environment.

  • Generating successful proposals that meet client needs and lead to technically and commercially successful work., Joining a well-established and successful team, you will collaborate with existing digital, technical and market leads to win work, deliver work, create new tools and solutions, and maintain personal billability. You will also:
  • Engage with, and work within the digital strategy of AtkinsRéalis, assisting colleagues in the Environment practice navigate its principles and share knowledge and best practice.

  • Direct and lead digital development and adoption on a major projects, co-ordinating inputs from colleagues.

    Passionate about creating a better future, you will have:

  • An established knowledge of environmental disciplines and digital solutions, bringing unique expertise and network or clients and project partners.

    Excellent stakeholder management skills and problem-solving abilities.

    Proven experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues, clients, and regulators.

    Robust financial and programme management delivery skills.

    A degree and preferably a higher degree in sustainability or a relevant technical discipline (e.g., geography, environmental science, climate science, environmental economics, or engineering) or equivalent.

    A track record of leading technical business development and growth; developing and maintaining strong networks.

    We're looking for people who are:

    Highly self-motivated, possessing strong enthusiasm and commitment to delivering sustainable outcomes.

    Inspirational, a role model for staff and an ambassador for AtkinsRéalis.

    Able to demonstrate strong business acumen with ability to identify and deliver value creating opportunities.

    Strongly collaborative and able to bring out the best in others.

    Client centric - with a deep understanding client needs now, and the likely market direction, their opportunities, and challenges with a track record of delivery.

    AtkinsRéalis is one of the world's most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies, with over 50,000 employees worldwide. At AtkinsRéalis, we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment.

    AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 'till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

    Rewards and Benefits:

    We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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    AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual's abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.