Technical Director - Ecology (south), Cardiff

United Kingdom, Wales, Cardiff
Last update 2024-06-21
Expires 2024-07-21
ID #2165894654
Technical Director - Ecology (south), Cardiff
United Kingdom, Wales, Cardiff,
Modified May 23, 2024


Are you an Associate / Technical Director looking to further your career in a large, well-respected consultancy without the glass ceiling? Or looking to work on a greater diversity of projects where you can continue to develop your technical expertise whilst mentoring and supporting colleagues?
About Tetra Tech:
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. Tetra Tech Ecology team won the CIEEM Large Consultancy of the Year Award and Large Scale Mitigation Award in 2023.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. They help our clients succeed, our business prosper and the communities we work in thrive. We need the very best designers, project managers, engineers, surveyors, town planners, environmental specialists and business service professionals to maintain our reputation as a market leader. We do this by taking care of our people; offering fantastic flexible benefits, providing personal and professional development, and giving employees the opportunity to work on exciting and ground-breaking projects.
We dont want Tetra Tech to be just your next role, we want it to be a step-change in your career and ultimately a move that you are proud to have made.
Role Outline:
This is an exciting opportunity to develop a technical area within Tetra Techs UK-based Ecology team whilst collaborating and being supported by technical experts from across the business. The Technical Director will lead a technical specialism to achieve commercial objectives and provide exceptional levels of service to our clients, reinforcing Tetra Techs reputation as a centre of excellence by Leading with Science. They will use their skills and experience to lead and contribute to strategic plans for growth, focusing on client relationships, collaboration and staff development. They will lead, manage and mentor staff to align the team with commercial objectives.
The key features for this role include being an expert in a specific technical area with the ability to generate opportunities and tender documents, with project management experience (from enquiry to completion), and the confidence to develop client relationships. As a multidisciplinary consultancy, we work closely with colleagues from other teams including Planning, Placemaking, Engineering, Transportation and Asset Management, and the Technical Director will work on a broad spectrum of projects and liaise with other teams on a regular basis. You will have the ability to think on your feet, steer the direction of the technical team and inform the long-term goals of the national Ecology team and wider business. This is a great opportunity for someone with vision and ambition.
The Technical Director will:
Where appropriate for the technical specialism, meet the requirements of the capable, and preferably accomplished, competencies in line with the CIEEM Competency Framework guide.
Lead the development of technical excellence and solutions based on relevant best practice and research, including knowledge sharing across the national ecology team.
Supervise and review the development of standard technical solutions and verify that outputs meet expected quality standards.
Contribute to the development of a strategy to develop opportunities for the technical area including identifying links between research-based projects and generating work for the wider team.
Contribute to planning committees, inquiries and Expert Witness evidence.
Manage projects including scope, cost/revenue budgets, third party deliverables and change control, WIP, invoicing and debt.
Be able to negotiate and discuss fees and Terms and Conditions, bespoke contracts and warranties (with support from our inhouse legal team) as appropriate.
Have demonstrable experience of fulfilling task timescales and achieving deadlines with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and third parties regarding risks and potential issues.
Complete Tetra Techs Project Management training to Level 2.
Have line management responsibility including timesheet signoff, pastoral care and duty of care where appropriate for the technical specialism.
Lead the mentoring and development of staff in line with strategic goals for the technical specialism.
Be involved with business development activity including having an awareness of market conditions, opportunities and competition for the technical specialism and the identification and delivery of opportunities with new and existing clients.
Chartered member of an appropriate professional body and 10 years equivalent experience.
Hold a full driving licence.
Flexible Working:
We operate fully flexible, hybrid working which allows our Environmental specialists to choose where, how and when they work as long as our clients are receiving the high-quality service they expect. We focus on talent and skills, not postcode. The role will require working closely with the Ecology leadership team, national Ecology team, mentoring and managing other consultants and developing relationships with clients and colleagues so may require some time at an office or alternative working space to suit those involved.
We are very happy to discuss flexible working for this role, including the possibility of reduced or compressed hours and flexible start or finish times. We can offer a range of solutions to help you get the most out of your work / life balance. If the timings not quite right for you, please do still get in touchas we will always consider deferring the start date for the right candidate.
About the Team:
Multi-award winning Ecology team; recently winning CIEEM Large Consultancy of the Year and Large Scale Mitigation project in 2023.
Over 95 permanent ecologists across 13 offices working as one cohesive team.
Time away from home minimised.
IT systems allow seamless remote and flexible working, so proximity to an office is not a barrier we focus on talents & skills, not postcode. Our ecologists can work on the projects that interest them and deliver them to the highest standards.
Cars or car allowances to every member of the team regardless of grade, including for personal use.
Established TOIL system to allow time management to suit specific personal needs alongside seasonal demands.
Career frameworks provide clarity on how to progress.
We encourage the development of well-rounded ecologists who can talk about all stages of a project. We offer extensive internal and external training and mentoring, including from our inhouse experts along with all team face to face training.
Bat handling licence incentivisation scheme to thank ecologists who spend time and effort in achieving their licence - we know it's not easy!
And to show our support of personal development, we award a significant financial bonus to anyone achieving Chartered Environmentalist/Ecologist status through CIEEM.
We work closely with many other teams, including our own Planners, Archaeologists, Landscape Architects, Masterplanners and Engineers. With a culture of openness, there is always someone within the business who can provide advice and support for almost any query.
At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits.
For more information on our company, please visit our website.
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter on the Careers section of our website.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tetra Tech positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, or parental leave.


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Technical director - ecology (south)

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