Associate Director


Atkins Search are currently recruiting for a Associate Director position to join a market leading, multi-disciplinary, global Construction Consultancy based in Cambridge with hybrid and flexible working available.

Priding themselves on their collaborative culture, my client offers you the chance to become an integral part of their business, giving the successful Associate Director
the chance to truly shine!

Please note –
Senior Project Manager with the relevant level of experience seeking the next stage of their career will also be considered for the role of Associate Director.


My client in Cambridge provides a variety of services to national and international clients within the Built Environment and Infrastructure sectors. With a collaborative culture founded on mutual respect and trust, they are dedicated to their people, partners and clients.

My client can offer the Associate Director a diverse workload that is tailored to your preferences and the opportunity to become a truly integral part of their growing business.

The successful Associate Director
will have the option to work on some of the region’s most prestigious projects, across a variety of sectors including; data centres, healthcare, life sciences, leisure, heritage and arts, public sector and local authority, regeneration, education, commercial, residential and many more exciting projects!


As a Associate Director, you will be responsible for delivering exciting projects, from inception to completion, with technical hands-on and quality led approach throughout the project life cycle.

The Associate Director Project Management services you will provide include:

  • Pre-construction
  • Programme management
  • Client-side project management
  • Contract administration
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Post contract management


As a Associate Director you will have to:

  • Be fee earning, for key commissions and/or programmes, with particular involvement setting up people, processes and systems for success
  • Lead client commissions with multi-disciplinary teams, act as a brand ambassador and deepen our knowledge capability and skills
  • As Associate Director, you will also be responsible for developing and delivering on a business plan for significant annual growth


The ideal Associate Director will have:

  • Degree within Construction, Real Estate or Project Management essential
  • Established network with the industry
  • Technical thinking individual with hand on approach
  • Experience with projects within Real Estate and/or built environment
  • Professional membership desirable but not essential
  • Experience within MEP and/or CSA are desirable but not essential
  • Experienced within Pre and Post Project Management
  • Excellent communication and IT skills


My client’s core business focus is to work together to deliver lasting, successful, quality outcomes and a positive legacy. As their employees are the heart of their business, their priority is to keep them happy and safe.

Some of the exciting perks and benefits that they offer a Associate Director
can include:

  • A highly competitive salary £60,000 - £75,000 (negotiable depending on experience)
  • Car Allowance
  • Private Healthcare
  • Medical Insurance
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Annual bonus
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (Option to buy extra additional holidays)
  • Annual salary review
  • Hybrid working
  • Professional training and development
  • Mileage and expense reimbursement
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Regular social events
  • Non-corporate working environment
  • Clear career path and realistic opportunities to progress

Atkins Search acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and as an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in construction, consultancy, residential and infrastructure recruitment and service the Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough, and Northern Home Counties regions.

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