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Southern Regional Manager - Acoustic Services

Southern Regional Manager Acoustics

Location - South of Birmingham

Salary - Competitive salary offered

About Us

May Walters is a boutique search consultancy specialising in senior positions within the environmental sector.

An opportunity has arisen with our client, a growing and dynamic multidisciplinary consultancy in the UK, for an individual to join an established acoustics team and further develop the southern region.

Job Description

Our client, an environmental and infrastructure consultancy employs is one of the fastest growing and dynamic consultancies in the industry over the last few years, with offices throughout the UK including Scotland, they deliver a variety of niche services via high quality technical and support staff and have exciting plans for growth of their management team over the next 3 years.

The UK business has grown by acquisition and also organically opened a number of offices within the south, including Hampshire, Cambridge, London and near St Albans. The UK business focuses on the provision of core environmental consulting services to corporate, industrial and property clients. Their services are solutions driven around advice on environmental due diligence and transaction support, contaminated land investigation and remediation, environmental planning and permitting, EHS management and compliance in addition to acoustic and air quality.

To support ambitious growth plans applications are sought from acoustic consultants to exploit the successful expansion of the northern team and grow the southern region acoustic team from established offices. The ideal candidate will have the confidence to manage and deliver environmental acoustic projects independently, liaise with clients and support senior colleagues in developing new business. The successful candidate will have the desire to grow the existing team and strategically work on major accounts with the colleagues in the north to capitalise on what is believed to be the greatest area for potential growth for the company in a number of disciplines. Current projects are delivering noise and vibration monitoring, noise and vibration impact assessment and mitigation strategies. Applicants should have a have a strong knowledge of acoustics and at least a familiarity with environmental acoustics, with the ability to manage client relationships and develop new skills and knowledge. Most importantly, they should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work within a dynamic business environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Project management of site investigation and impact assessments including the provision of mitigation advice

• Managing field work and noise/vibration monitoring surveys as required to deliver project specific tasks

• Preparing proposals including formulation of robust work scopes and budgets

• Be client facing and able to liaise with local authorities and lead discussions with clients and other stakeholders

• Manage and grow the southern team in line with the business plan

Required Qualifications and Skills:

• BSc or higher (preferably post-graduate qualification, such as MSc) in environmental acoustics or environmental science with post-graduate experience

• anticipated 8 years minimum of UK environmental consulting experience

• Full Member of the Institute of Acoustic (IOA), or qualification to become such a member

• Understanding of environmental regulations related to the assessment and management of environmental acoustics

• Excellent organisation, leadership, communication, interpersonal and analytical skills

• Ability to work independently or in a project team with excellent problem solving, writing, and presenting skills

• Experience in engaging proactively with clients to deliver new business opportunities as well as maintaining current relationships

• Must possess a driving licence and passport and be willing to travel within the UK and, occasionally, overseas

It is expected that, on average, around 70% of time would be spent on managing and delivering project work, with the remainder spent on business development activities and in training and supporting colleagues.

In return the successful candidate will be dealing with a variety of interesting projects and be instrumental in the development of the business within the UK, providing considerable opportunity to develop their career. The organisation has has established clients and business that it needs to deliver in the south and is borrowing resource from the northern team, so it is anticipated that the successful candidate would be able to begin growing a team and defining the culture of the business unit early within the role.

The position will be located within the south, some travelling will be required via offices in line with the business plan constructed. It is noted that the organisation has an energetic and flexible working environment that would offer support whilst maintaining autonomy.

Feel free to contact Martin Higgins in confidence for further information; or 0121 582 8863

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