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Director of Water

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Director of Water

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport, and mobility services. Joining our Group and its 18,500 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.


As one of the world’s leading consultancy, construction engineering and operating firms, we hold ourselves responsible for today’s biggest challenges, fighting climate change, the digital transition and meeting the needs of growing populations. We do this by designing smart, green infrastructure, transport, and buildings, creating a sustainable future for communities everywhere.


In the UK we're proud to be delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment, and meet emission reduction targets. From motorways to tramways, and nuclear power plants to smart cities, clients choose us to help them solve their most complex challenges - delivering climate-responsible growth that meets the needs of communities, industry, and the planet.


Job description

Role Overview: 

We are seeking an experienced Water Director to lead our water division across the UK. This pivotal role involves shaping and driving our water-related projects, ensuring excellence in delivery, and fostering strong client relationships. As a Water Director, you will play a critical role in advancing our industry and creating lasting impact.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership: Develop and execute strategies for water-related frameworks, aligning with Egis’ vision and business goals.

Client Engagement: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with clients, understanding their needs and tailoring solutions accordingly.

Team Management: create and expand a strong technical delivery capability in the UK.

Project Oversight: Oversee a water projects portfolio, ensuring successful project delivery, quality, and adherence to timelines.

Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including engineers, environmental specialists, and project managers.

Business Development: Identify growth opportunities, lead bids and proposal 


Qualifications and Experience

  • Extensive experience working in UK Water sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams, driving successful project outcomes.
  • Strong client management skills, with a passion for exceeding expectations.
  • Ability to develop and execute long-term strategies aligned with business objectives.
  • In-depth understanding of water sector trends, challenges, and innovations.
  • A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution of projects
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management
  • Skill in examining tenders, market conditions and operational requirements. 
  • Knowledge of communications and public relations techniques.
  • Ability to develop and deliver professional presentations
  • Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and clients.
  • Preferably Chartered

Excellent presentation skills to participate in interactive client presentations, commercial road shows, speaking at conferences and events to promote Egis’s services




Regional with Egis offices in Manchester Birmingham Bristol and London


What’s in it for you:


By joining Egis, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.


•       Competitive salary

•       10% Performance related bonus

•       Pension contribution of 5% of your salary

•       Life insurance

•       Private healthcare for you and your family

•       Health cash plan

•       26 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

•       Tailored career path with structured training

•       Mentoring from senior staff


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


We at EGIS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. EGIS appreciates all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at EGIS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for EGIS, you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required