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Director/Technical Director




Civil & Structural Engineering

Employment type

Full time

Contract type


We have a fantastic opportunity for a senior professional to join our established, award winning Structural & Civil engineering team in central Bristol. This is a leadership role, focusing on leading by strategy, management and business development, on a regional and national scale, whilst maintaining a high-level of involvement in project delivery.

With a strong pipeline of work, we are currently involved in the delivery of a number of flagship projects throughout the UK and overseas. Voted Consultancy of the Year at the Bristol Property Awards 2023 you will be joining a highly professional, extremely motivated, dynamic multi-disciplinary team who are passionate about making a difference to the quality of people’s lives.


As a fully experienced structural and/or civil engineering designer, you will lead a team of structural engineers, civils engineers and technicians undertaking project delivery across a wide range of sectors. You will maintain a high-level overview of projects, using your skills and experience to ensure that we are delivering efficiently, minimising any potential risks to the business, and stepping in when appropriate to resolve complex design problems.


Having gained significant experience throughout your career, you will lead the management of our people, projects and financial performance of the team, ensuring that we develop our staff, successfully deliver our projects and meet business targets.

Business Development

With a strong track-record in business development, you will establish yourself as a 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.

For our established list of key clients and allies, you will be a first port of call figure, nurturing positive working relationships and possessing an in-depth knowledge of our clients’ organisational structures and business needs.

What's great about Hydrock, now 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, to 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; UWE Engineering Faculty winning Project of the Year at the  British Construction Industry Awards 2021; UK Hydrographic Office winning Corporate Workplace and Best of the Best at British Council of Offices Awards 2021; The Wave Bristol crowned Cultural & Leisure Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2020; Bristol General Hospital winner of Heritage Project of the Year at Michelmores South West Property Awards 2017; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards in 2021. 

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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