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3 weeks

Area Manager

North West

Type: Permanent

Salary: Dependent on experience, skills and location

An introduction to our unique company…

Waterman Aspen welcomes engineers and technical specialists to make their mark by working on some of the biggest infrastructure projects or in delivering professional services across the UK on a secondment basis. Our diverse client base includes local authorities, consultancies, public bodies and construction companies.

We specialise in providing the right people, with the right skills for the job, at the right time – for as long as our clients need them.

We are proud of how much we value and support our colleagues – taking people from the very start of their careers to Chartered status and beyond. We’re a people-centric organisation, placing mutual respect and dignity in the highest regard. This is reflected in our approach to issues such as mental health and wellbeing, family friendly policies, social value, and net zero. We’re a Disability Confident Employer and an accredited Real Living Wage Employer.

We have big ambitions for the future, and we’d love for you to be part of it.

Your career with Waterman Aspen…

You’ll get all the benefits of being employed by us, while working on a variety of projects for our clients. Joining Waterman Aspen as an Area Manager will see you as a key member of the North West team and you can expect:

  • A varied client base where you can apply and develop your skills
  • Buy-in from clients to assist in your technical progression
  • Further exposure to your chosen industry – increasing your awareness, knowledge and sharpening your skills
  • Career development and training to reach your professional or academic qualification goals supported by our own network of mentors and managers
  • Paid subscription to a professional body of your choice

Experience required…


  • UK Experience within a public, private or third sector UK based client
  • The desire to be actively involved in the business development of clients, and the identification, recruitment and interviewing of technical people
  • Strong time management, people management and organisational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with multiple stakeholders
  • A professional approach amongst peers and colleagues
  • Ambition to develop management and business development skills
  • Eligibility to work in the UK and a full UK driving licence


  • Involvement in the full project lifecycle, including budget/finance control
  • Previous experience of client engagement and development of business relationships
  • Commercial awareness, understanding of costs, finance and market trends
  • A strong professional network within the industry
  • Experience in attending networking events and industry related conferences
  • Experience within the Highways and Transportation sectors in either a UK consultancy, transport authority or local authority HNC, HND, BEng, BSc, MEng, MSc or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline
  • I.Eng or C.Eng

You’ll get this and so much more…

As a salaried colleague, you’ll get a salary in line with your experience, skills and location along with an industry-leading benefits package:

  • Company car or car allowance
  • Contribution to commuting mileage
  • Permanent health insurance
  • 25 days annual leave (option to buy up to 5 more), in addition to the normal public holidays (based on a 40 hour week, pro rata for part-time colleagues)
  • Company pension contribution
  • Salary sacrifice to buy additional benefits
  • 1 paid Waterman Aspen in the Community Day to volunteer in your local community