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Wales & West Regional Lead - Associate Director

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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

Wales & West Regional Lead - Associate Director

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 19,500 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.


In the UK, we are delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. We work in the transport and energy sectors, providing consultancy, engineering and operations services for clients such as major airports, governments, regulators, cities and rail and road operators.


With over 50 years of experience in the rail industry, we’ve delivered complex and challenging multidisciplinary projects all over the world. Our expertise extends to depots, operations, maintenance analytics and asset management across all aspects of rail, including transport, technical and sustainability assessments and systems infrastructure.


Egis Transport Solutions, a business unit of the Egis Group, brings together all of the necessary expertise for guided urban transport and heavy rail: systems, automation, rolling stock, safety, equipment, civil engineering, environment, etc.


Owing to a growing pipeline of project-related works, EGIS is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of Wales and West Regional Lead - Associate Director. Ideally you will be based in Cardiff or Bristol with extensive experience in the UK Transportation sector.

Job description

We are seeking an experienced Associate Director with rail experience to join our Transportation Business Line to lead our Wales and West Region. You will be responsible for leading a high performing team and will be instrumental in the growth of Egis within the region, whilst also safely delivering £50-100m portfolios of challenging rail infrastructure projects, for clients such as Network Rail, Transport for Wales, HS2, Train Operating Companies and many more.


Duties & responsibilities:


Vision and Leadership

  • Establish and successfully deliver against a regional business plan
  • Grow an effective organisational structure and skill base to meet the needs of the region in the short and longer term

Work Winning

  • Lead on business development and tendering activity within the region
  • Implement effective strategic marketing campaigns


Sustainable Development

  • Ensure that that Sustainability, Environment and Quality policies are discharged on all projects
  • Demonstrate effective innovation leadership at all times to enhance the organisation’s commitment to sustainable performance.

Operational Capability

  • Responsible for planning, operations, performance and growth of the region
  • Responsible for forecasting recruitment requirements in line with the order book, ensuring an efficient level of resource is secured to satisfy project needs
  • Responsible for providing a clear vision and team direction by leading a high-performing team through the effective management, development and empowerment of staff.
  • Ensure successful delivery of all contracts in line with Egis processes and procedures, safely and to a high quality output
  • Accountable for regional P&L, achieving regional targets and ensuring a robust cash flow
  • Act as key account manager for regional clients
  • Accountable for ensuring that monthly and quarterly reporting is undertaken inline with Egis’ business reporting procedures
  • Lead the regional office and regional staff engagement

Project Delivery

  • Plan and manage a portfolio of non-complex/complex projects throughout the complete project lifecycle
  • Responsible for compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and championing the Health and Safety culture, resolving arising issues or escalating as appropriate and ensuring safe delivery in line with the corporate safety vision.
  • Accountable for complex internal and external stakeholder engagement/management.
  • Propose and agree contract strategy with key internal stakeholders. Produce Invitation to Tender documentation and manage procurement events to secure all necessary contracts for successful portfolio delivery.
  • Lead on post contract management, including management of early warnings, contract change and change control.
  • Work collaboratively with internal design teams and supply chain partners to successfully delivery project outcomes.


Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Attributes



  • Member of the Association of Project Management (or equivalent).

  • A degree or equivalent.

  • Relevant experience in project management and delivering complex rail projects.

  • Experience implementing GRIP, PACE, Pathway or other project management methodologies.

  • Strong NEC3 contract administration experience.

  • Ability to interrogate project programmes (P6 and/or MSP).

  • Strong financial management/control experience.





  • Chartered Project Manager 

  • NEC Project Management Accreditation


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.

27 days’ annual leave (rising to 29) as well as bank holidays

  • Annual Bonus
  • Healthcare – Individual or family, based on employee level
  • Life Assurance Bereavement Support Service
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers with Specsavers
  • Mobile Phone Allowance
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Training & Development

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.


We are committed to our planet

In each project we design, engineer and operate we care deeply about the legacy we’re leaving behind. As part of our team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to use your skills and expertise to shape a better future for our communities in the UK, and all around the globe.


Our commitment is translated in the work carried out by our Egis Foundation, which funds concrete actions to address the climate crisis and is focused on educational and social initiatives that will help in the responsible and sustainable shift towards a sustainable world.

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

Over 10 years