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Operations Manager (Transportation Structures)

Position: Location: Salary: Ref: Type: Sector: Posted:
Operations Manager (Transportation Structures) Edinburgh Unit 2 Washington Court, 6 Washington Lane Scotland EH11 2HA Peace Recruitment >GBP £55,000 - £60,000 15832 Permanent Civil & Structural 25/02/2020

Do you want your work to make a difference?  Do you enjoy being part of an inclusive team where respect for people is a priority?   Then my client is the place to be.   You will be the Team Manager (TM) for my clients Structures teams within their successful Transportation business. It is imperative that you have Bridge Design experience for this position, as the role will be split 70% Technical and 30% Business Management.

The TM is responsible for and manages the teams’ day to day operations and has accountability for the team’s financial results (P&L), clients, projects and people.  You shall be an active participant within the Department’s leadership team, ensure development of their team, and lead their team to achieve agreed goals. The TM shall implement and ensure that the team complies with my clients Business Ethics, policies and guidelines.

In this role you’ll be responsible for:

?Management of the team’s day to day operations based on;

  • Business plan goals and action plans
  • Financial results and budget
  • Resource Planning and coordination between teams
  • Ensuring Project Managers have sufficient competence in Project management to deliver the team’s projects

Management of the team’s long-term development based on;

  • Customer and market development, organisation capabilities based on, customer feedback, and Employee Survey

Management and development of the team’s business by;

  • Creating and developing relations with our clients
  • Planning and implementing customer activities
  • Leading tender work for the team’s projects
  • Systematically review and mitigate risks in projects



Management and development of the team’s people when;

  • Planning for and ensuring resources for the team’s needs
  • Ensure you have the right colleagues in the right place at the right time to maximise business performance
  • Supporting and coaching personnel on prioritising and focusing in their day to day operation

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess:

  • Contractual experience, with working knowledge of NEC contracts
  • Experience of Business Development (including development and implementation of Strategy Plans) 
  • Leadership of client relationships including maintaining strong personal relationships
  • Leadership of large, multi-disciplinary teams 
  • Successful experience of leading bids
  • Experience of financial, resourcing, programming software
  • Ideally strong technical experience across a breadth of engineering consultancy/design projects.

?Professional Membership and Qualifications:

  • A Chartered Engineer with current membership of an appropriate professional body

Personal Qualities:

  • Highly numerate with a sound understanding of programming, budgeting, monitoring and financial control at a project level
  • Excellent team working & communication skills
  • Customer focus
  • Ability to recognise opportunities at a project level
  • Commitment to design and delivery quality 
  • Project a professional image to clients and colleagues
  • Ability to make decisions, prepared to stick with or shift views accordingly without bowing to pressure
  • Ability to understand broader needs of Group and support their development
  • Flexible approach and learn from experience
  • Team player traits, develop business for benefit of my client as a whole
  • Leadership
  • Accountable for personal performance and of team 

Role KPIs:
Sustainable Profitable Growth:

  • Deliver team budget
  • Improving profitability
  • Turnover growth


  • Improving Client Survey results
  • Increase proportion of turnover outside capital delivery frameworks


  • Reducing staff turnover
  • Staff Survey results categorised as “Excellent”
  • Complete appraisals for all staff in team on a yearly basis


  • Undertake monthly reviews of active projects
  • Minimise project variances

For a detailed discussion on both this position and my client, then please do call me directly on; 0131 516 9858


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