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Job Description

Application deadline: 12/01/2019 - Denmark - Location: Lyngby - Bridge, Tunnel and Marine

Are you a highly skilled marine or geotechnical engineer with leadership experience in the marine infrastructure sector and looking for your next challenge? Are you driven by the desire to create innovative solutions for a sustainable future? Then here is your chance to work on some of the world's most complex projects within the dynamic field of marine infrastructure and join our expanding global team of dedicated engineers.

COWI is a leading consultant group within engineering, economics and environmental science with 6,600 employees in offices across the world. Owing to increased workload and development within our Marine and Geotechnical sector, we now seek to recruit a Head of Section who will be responsible for leading a team of 20 within geotechnical structures in Scandinavia. This includes welfare, HR and resource management as well as taking lead in projects in the defined market segments for geotechnical engineering as Discipline Lead or as Technical Specialist.

About you:

You ideally hold a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering

You possess a minimum of 10 years post-graduation experience within geotechnical engineering

You have good knowledge of the Scandinavian infrastructure and marine market and a strong network with key clients

You possess strong technical skills within geotechnical design

You have high-level project management skills with insight into multidisciplinary projects

You have the ability to maintain an overview in a complex environment with cross-cultural differences

You have keen interest in people development and experience with HR management

You take ownership, drive accountability and will act as a role model for the COWI values

You possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Danish and English

Role Summary

Reporting to Vice President, Marine and Foundation Engineering, you will be responsible for the effective management and control of the geotechnical Scandinavian team, together with leading geotechnical packages either as Discipline Lead or as Technical Specialist.

Your responsibility lies within following areas and will include:

Resource Management

Allocation of staff to projects relevant for the section

Responsible for regular input to the consolidated department workload prognosis

Maintain close liaison with other Head of Sections in the department to ensure internal knowledge and resource sharing

Coordinate resource management across BU Marine (India, UK, UAE, Singapore)

Proactive approach to build relationship with COWI Sweden and COWI Norway to utilize synergies

Line Management and HR

Recruitment of staff

Conducting Personal Development Plans with all employees in the section

Contributory responsible for salary adjustments, overviewing training and administration budgets and implementation of the department strategy

Project and Technical Management

Responsible for leading geotechnical part of larger multidisciplinary projects in Scandinavia with focus on technical issues, risk management, financial follow-up for own tasks and mentoring of younger staff.

Responsible as technical lead for several projects with focus on high technical level and operational excellence

Business Development

Contributory responsibility for continuous marketing and business development activities within geotechnical engineering in Scandinavia

Contributory responsible for development and implementation of yearly action plans to support BU Marine strategies

Working at COWI

At COWI, people are our most important asset. Our collaborative and multidisciplinary work environment creates excellent opportunities for professional and personal development. With us, you will be able to shape your career.

As an equal opportunities employer, we offer:

the opportunity to work on challenging and complex international projects, gaining hands on experience in both technical and commercial aspects

the chance to broaden your perspective while working within a consulting firm that designs technical solutions for tomorrow's sustainable societies

a competitive salary package including pension, health care, a bonus scheme depending on qualifications, and flexible benefits continued technical and personal development through participation in our formalized internal technical networks, project management training through the COWI Academy, and conference participation

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