• Head of Advisory

    Job Locations UK
    Posted Date 1 month ago(08/05/2018 10:45)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    The Head of Advisory role is a significant leadership role which will manage and lead the group wide Advisory team who are deployed across the 6 sectors. The applicant should have previous or current experience in managing matrix teams with an appreciation of what is required to support 'one Costain' between the sectors and the capabilities.


    This role reports directly to the newly appointed Group Consultancy Capability Director and could suit a flexible work pattern and or job share.

    What will I be doing?

    The role of Head of Advisory will be to manage and lead the group wide Advisory team who are deployed across Costain's 6 sectors.

    About you

    • Experience in leading a large multi-disciplinary team of consultants at all levels from director to junior consultant
    • Experience in managing performance via utilisation, return on investment by individual and efficiency measures. In addition a sound understanding of the interventions which would be required to improve performance whilst managing the balance of availability of resources.
    • Experience in transformational change which will be required to support the evolution of the Capability structure. 
    • Clarity and proven ability of the development of services required within the Advisory team to support the busine
    • An appetite and ability for personal fee earning to demonstrate this essential behaviour throughout the team.
    • Experience of leading successful advisory/consultancy bids and a clear understanding of the value and best practise in the creation of 'win plans'.
    • Experience of the development of teams and individuals to ensure career development for individuals and increasing value for the business in a consultancy environment.
    • Ability to attain credibility with and the respect of customers and key Costain people in the 6 different sectors the Consultancy Capability will support across Costain.


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