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Associate Director Facades




Civil & Structural Engineering

Employment type

Full time

Contract type


We are looking for an entrepreneurial façade engineering lead to grow and develop a new business line for Hydrock, now Stantec. You will open up clients from our multi-disciplinary offering (including Civil & Structural, Mechanical & Electrical and Fire Engineering) as well as growing a team of façade engineers. To ensure the successful delivery of projects you will collaborate closely with architects, project managers, and other stakeholders. Your expertise in façade engineering will be essential in delivering high-quality, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing building exteriors.

Key Responsibilities:

Start and Grow Hydrock’s Façade Business: You will be the focal point for all of Hydrock’s Façade related works and be integral to winning both individual and multi-disciplinary bids for façade engineering.

Facade Design and Engineering: Lead the design and engineering of building facades, considering structural integrity, energy efficiency, material selection, and architectural aesthetics.

Client Engagement: Act as a primary point of contact for clients regarding facade design and engineering aspects, addressing their concerns and ensuring their vision is realized.

Team Leadership: Grow and manage a team of facade engineers, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure project success and professional development.

Project Management: Oversee the entire facade engineering process, from concept development to construction documentation, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.

Collaboration: Collaborate closely with architects, project managers, and other engineering disciplines to integrate facade design seamlessly into overall building design and construction.

Material Selection: Research and recommend innovative facade materials and systems that enhance building performance, sustainability, and aesthetics.

Quality Assurance: Establish and implement quality control processes to ensure that facades meet industry standards, regulations, and client expectations.

Commercial Awareness: Managing and providing advice on matters relating to the commercial success of your new facades team.

Risk Management: Identify potential risks and challenges related to growing a façade engineering team and propose mitigation strategies to ensure the success of this new business venture.

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • A Proven track record in Work-winning and business development
  • Experience of delivery in a multi-disciplinary consultancy environment working with challenging clients on world class projects.  
  • The ability to build a strong team to support you in the delivery of façade engineering projects
  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or a related field.
  • A strong knowledge of building codes, industry standards, and regulations related to building facades both domestically and internationally.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

What's great about Hydrocknow Stantec

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about.  

What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 

A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 

Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock, now Stantec. 

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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