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3 weeks

Area Manager

Kent, London, Surrey

Type: Salaried

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. We specialise in secondment services, providing the right people, with the right skills for the job, at the right time. Our diverse client base includes local authorities, consultancies, public bodies and construction companies.

We take pride in supporting our colleagues throughout their careers. 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 London and South East 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 career progression
Further exposure to your chosen industry – increasing your awareness, knowledge and sharpening your skills
The flexibility to broaden your horizons with each new secondment, without changing your employer
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
Regular social events and volunteering opportunities

Experience required…


  • 5 years+ UK experience within a public, private or third sector such as a consultant, contractor, Local Authority or Client organisation.
  • Self-starter who can take the initiative and can proactively develop new business relationships and drive business development activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Motivated, highly organised, and diligent
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Demonstrable experience of managing people either directly or as part of a project team
  • A track record of working in or leading multi-disciplinary engineering design teams
  • Excellent people person skills
  • Ability to develop and build mutually beneficial stakeholder relationships (internal design teams, consenting bodies, statutory authorities, key consultees, and government departments)
  • High level of commercial awareness and an aptitude for business development


  • Business development or recruitment experience
  • Staff management including staff welfare and assisting staff career progression

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