Associate Director, Building Surveying

London, Manchester

An Associate Director in Commercial Building Surveying makes a significant contribution to the day to day business. The role involves responsibility for delivery of high quality work efficiently, on time and within budget, generating new business, managing client accounts, and supporting the development and growth of the team.

They will lead major instructions and actively participate in team management and business development. They will work closely with cross functional teams, stakeholders, and senior management to drive success & achieve organisational objectives.

Driving performance standards through expert communication and effective use of performance and financial management processes.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record in delivery projects across a range of sectors in the UK. You will be MRICS or membership of other relevant professional body and have previous experience within a consultancy.

The role

Main duties will include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Undertake core project and professional building surveying work.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing clients, fostering long-term partnerships.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities that align with Watts’ strategic objectives.
  • Seeing that decisions are implemented and effectively managed and are working.
  • Acting as a role model and demonstrate all company values, holding peers to account for performance and behaviours.
  • Acting as an ambassador for the company by attending external events, providing articles and opinion pieces, speaker engagements and client meetings.
  • Actively collaborate with colleagues in cross selling the services of the company and seeking out potential further work from existing commissions
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to team members, fostering a collaborative and results-oriented work environment.
  • Identify training and development needs to enhance the skills of immediate line reports.
  • Contribute to and implement the requirements of the business plan. successful new and existing client relationships through networking and business development.

About you

You have a degree qualification in a relevant discipline and ideally will be a member of a professional body such as RICS, CIOB or APM.  You have experience in managing complex projects with private and public sector clients and thrive on delivering positive outcomes. As well as being digitally savvy, driven to build lasting client relationships and work well as part of a team, whilst being self-reliant but willing to learn and develop.

You will have experience in delivering work in a consultancy environment, keen to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities working at Watts can offer.

  • Good understanding of commercial property, the wider market and sector drivers.
  • Proven track record of managing and developing client relationships.
  • Excellent technical knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective interaction with team members, stakeholders, and senior management
  • Ability to develop junior colleagues, providing clear direction, and possessing the ability to motivate team members to achieve common goals.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and self-motivated.
  • Excellent time management and general organisational skills.
  • Understanding of budgeting, financial management, and cost control to ensure projects stay within budget constraints.
  • The ability to adapt to changing project requirements and priorities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Committed to delivering high quality services to our clients.

Watts is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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