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Director - Civil & Structural Engineering - Birmingham




Civil & Structural Engineering

Employment type

Full time

Contract type


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Director to join our established and high performing Civil & Structural team in Birmingham. This is a leadership role, focusing on strategic issues, management and business development, on a regional and national scale, whilst maintaining a high-level involvement in project delivery

The Director role leads on all aspects, with a more strategic and forward-thinking remit, with involvement in national initiatives and new ventures.


As a fully experienced civil and/or structural engineering designer, you will lead on project delivery, maintaining a high-level overview of significant projects and using your skill and experience to ensure that we are delivering satisfactorily and minimising any potential risks to the business, stepping in to resolve complex design problems.


Having gained much management experience throughout your career, you will lead the management of our people, projects and business, ensuring that we develop our staff, successfully deliver our projects and meet business targets, swiftly taking action wherever required to resolve potential issues.

Business Development

With an established track-record in business development, you will be a well-known leader in the local construction industry, attending and hosting business development activities, actively participating in local industry clubs and committees and speaking in public about industry best practice on behalf of Hydrock and the industry.

For our key clients, you will be a go-to figure, nurturing positive working relationships and possessing an in-depth knowledge of our clients’ organisational structures and business needs.

What's great about Hydrock 'in a nutshell' 

We are a British-owned integrated 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. 

Our welcoming and friendly culture is something we are proud of and has gained us recognition with 9 years in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Check out some of our incredible projects which have been awarded: 2022 Net Zero Award for Bay Technology Centre, Integration and Collaborative Working Award for YGG Tan-y-Lan primary school, The Deaf Academy awarded for its Universal Design at the 2022 Civic Trust Awards and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living making a double win at the Bristol Property Awards! 

To top off, here’s our 2022 wrap up video! 

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 
  • Our biggest event of the year: Annual Challenge Day!  


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 Recruitment 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.

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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