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Business Director

United Kingdom
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21 Jun 2021
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About The Role

We are seeking a Business Director to join us within the Milestone Infrastructure Ltd Senior Team. You will be responsible for leading tendering, mobilisation and delivery of large infrastructure contracts, providing a combination of highway maintenance, engineering consultancy and civil engineering projects to Local Authority clients.


You'll be responsible for:

  • Leadership of tender to meet client programme and internal governance.

  • Leadership of mobilisation of contract ensuring compliance with internal governance and all relevant legislation associated with the delivery of the contract requirements.

  • Client engagement and relationship management at local government Corporate Director level

  • Accountability for managing a £50m+ per annum turnover and outperforming gross income forecasts

  • Developing, communicating and embedding local strategy in line with the corporate business plan

  • Performance management and improvement against key business targets – operational, financial, people, health/safety, quality, environmental and client satisfaction

  • Developing and achieving financial outperform action plans

  • Supporting regional and national business development activities, identifying and pursuing opportunities and developing the Milestone brand

  • Engagement with key stakeholders and communities

  • Strategic management of the supply chain

  • Delivery of monthly operational and financial reporting

  • Promoting improvement opportunities and innovations

  • Line management of local Contract Leadership Team.

  • Leadership of a business with circa 200 staff and operatives with diverse roles. Continuing to foster a culture with Milestone values at its heart and continually enhancing levels of employee engagement.


Working Environment

  • Flexibility required in working hours to ensure outcomes are achieved

  • Multi-location working across the region is expected – including Milestone offices/depots, plus construction sites and client offices

  • Regular travel to other locations outside the region expected e.g. to Head Office and other UK Contracts


You'll have:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or other Construction, Engineering or Project Management equivalent

  • Chartered Engineer

  • CSCS Card

  • IOSH Safety Qualification

  • Proven track record of successfully leading a substantial construction, maintenance or other operational contract for public or private sector clients

  • Proven track record of consistently meeting or exceeding business financial, productivity, growth and safety targets

  • Experience of managing a sizeable operational workforce delivering construction or maintenance activities

  • Experience of leading a multidisciplinary business

  • Strong competency in interrogating profit and loss accounts and cost value reports, as well as developing and presenting regular financial forecasts

  • Experience of working at a strategic with public sector clients to deliver asset maintenance or improvement works

  • Knowledge of UK local authority highway sector including efficiency drivers

About The Company

Milestone Infrastructure sits within M Group Services Transport Division, positioned to support transport clients across the UK, supporting the safe movement of peoplevia rail, aviation and highways. 

Asa business, people are at the heart of everything we do, whether they are our people, our clients, or the communities they serve. We are committed to behaving with integrity and in a sustainable manner, being mindful to the needs of our communities and the environment.
Our people are our greatest strength and ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing is our top priority. We invest in our workforce, engaging and empowering them, helping them to grow and develop with opportunities to train and learn.
At Milestone Infrastructure we recognise and value the benefits from our workforce diversity. We work hard to build and maintain inclusive environments and develop a culture where our people feel included and valued.