Job Description

Job Title: Associate Director / Associate
Directly reports to: Location Director
No of Direct Reports: Expected 4/5 in first 12 months
Location: Newcastle

Position Summary:

A rare opportunity with genuine equity potential to take a pivotal role in helping to shape and develop our new office in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Working closely with the Newcastle Office Location Director, an Associate Director or Associate is required to lead and manage the delivery of sustainable building services solutions on all projects and to support all aspects of the operation of the office.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • To assist in the development and management of a successful and high performing MEP team delivering leading edge sustainable design solutions
  • Provision of technical leadership and project manager function on projects across all sectors, co-ordinating the design and delivery of the MEP team, managing and working collaboratively both internally and externally with other design team professionals
  • Delivery of technically excellent and robust design solutions in adherence with the Wallace Whittle Integrated Management Systems, including project set-up, briefing processes, change control management, etc.
  • Key client contact function, ensuring that client interests are most effectively fulfilled
  • Managing the delivery of projects, including attendance at client, project team, construction team meetings and site inspections and/or co-ordination of team members to ensure appropriate representation at all meetings, problem solving, client management, site inspections, etc.
  • Team co-ordination, workload delegation, resource management and planning
  • Project financial management including timely reporting of project/office information, input to invoicing and debt recovery, management of WIP, etc.
  • Commercial and Risk management
  • Provision of Business Development Support
  • Staff development, providing coaching and mentoring as appropriate

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training


  • Dynamic and ambitious self-motivated individual with strong team ethic, looking to excel, aspire, and inspire.
  • Technical competence
  • Client focus
  • Computer literate
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • “Hands on” design management experience
  • Passion for Building Services Engineering


  • Chartered or working towards Chartership
  • CIBSE/IET Membership
  • Revit Capability/CAD skills
  • Low Carbon Consultant
  • Ambition to progress to a Board Director position

Education and Experience:

  • Preferably Degree qualified
  • Experience of operating at Senior Engineer level or above
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