Region: England - SE - Greater London
Location: London
Category: Development planning
Closes: 30 Apr 2024
Salary: Unspecified
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Associate Director, (Civils, highways and drainage) Development - London

Job Description

We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!


In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move it’s vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong. See what WSP stands for in 2023 and beyond…

To find out more about our Development Infrastructure business click on the following link and discover what awaits you at WSP:


Your new role, what's involved?


  • Providing strategic direction and highly visible leadership.
  • Exhibiting and demonstrating behaviours and attitudes in accordance with WSP core values.
  • Working in partnership with other colleagues to ensure coordination across the Development discipline and sharing of market intelligence, best practice and innovation.
  • Engaging with the Technical Leadership Group (TLG) to promote technical innovation, best practice and technological advancements for infrastructure development for major projects.
  • Supporting the Place Lead establish WSP Development in the local market place and raise its profile.
  • Track record in securing new workstreams and generating new business opportunities in the Development sector / market.
  • Support the Place Lead Role in leadership of Development team alongside other Senior Team Members.
  • Project Director / Leadership of Development / Development Infrastructure projects.
  • Driving business development by being embedded within local networks of decision makers and establishing lasting relationships.
  • Winning work from key accounts and align the business to secure major opportunities and an increasing order book.
  • Technical expert in one or more field of Civil Engineering related to Development.
  • Mentoring and coaching of Mid Career Professional’s in Client Management, Project Management & leadership roles / functions
  • Leading and support bids by contributing reviewing and authorising submissions and by demonstrating added value both commercially and technically.
  • Supporting all aspects associated with H&S / Corporate Responsibility and ensure the team complies with SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality). 


We'd love to hear from you if you have:


  • Excellent inter-personal skills with good leadership and management abilities capable of communicating effectively with all parts of the business.
  • Strong commercial and strategic capability with a demonstrable track record in having identified and subsequently delivered new business opportunities.
  • Expert stakeholder management and related relationship and team management skills.
  • Demonstrate the desire to constantly improve, motivate and encourage others, lead and implement change programmes, inspiring colleagues and drive an innovative and supportive culture. Act as a catalyst for change.
  • Forward thinking, capable of visualising and planning for the longer term.
  • A broad range of project experience, both within Discipline and multi-disciplinary.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, use own knowledge to support and coach others as required. Actively champion sharing knowledge, ideas and intelligence.  Strong presentation skills, able to lead and facilitate workshops, training sessions and one to one learning.  Influential and persuasive internally and externally, encourages open dialogue and feedback.
  • Able to establish, build, sustain and share strong, professional relationships with relevant groups both inside and outside the organisation. Driven to exceed client expectations.
  • Able to reason logically and apply a systematic process to finding solutions, proactive in responding to problems, able to apply sound logic in situations of ambiguity and problem solving methodologies across a range of circumstances.


What's in it for you?


  • Work-life balance?

WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.

Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.

  • Inclusivity & Diversity?

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.

  • Health & Wellbeing?

We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.

Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.

  • Flex your time?

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.

  • Your development?

We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.


Apply now and be the future of WSP!



Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

How to Apply

Please follow the link below to apply: 

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