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About The Role

MWH Treatment is looking to strengthen their Operational team with a Framework Director based in ESD. The purpose of this role is to act as Director for the Scottish Water Framework around strategic and instrumental decision making - and enabling framework activities to meet the targets for delivery, turnover and profitability. You will support and advise to improve business performance leading to a successful culture and effective operational service and efficiency to the frameworks.

You will report directly to the Director of UK Operation and the responsibilities will include:

  • To lead on all contract preparation and associated client liaison duties
  • To support all aspects of the framework, providing strategic and professional guidance to the delivery teams from project identification through to takeover.
  • Oversee the successful delivery of projects to scope, target cost, quality, programme and completion encompassing design, engineering, construction, handover and commercial aspects ensuring perfect delivery is achieved
  • Advise the project management team on project planning activities and initiatives and present recommendations and project delivery status updates to key customers and stakeholders
  • Implement and maintain appropriate systems for measuring necessary aspects of operational, programme, project management and development
  • Lead, review and challenge project budgets and forecast to ensure a consistent, challenging but deliverable approach is adopted
  • Be accountable for, and deliver, high levels of performance in key areas of health and safety, environment, sustainability and quality and champion continuous improvement and best value, ensuring compliance with the quality systems which constantly support our delivery philosophy
  • Establishing and maintaining financial metrics including outlooks, project/program development, project/program delivery, risk control, bidding and management of all managers and delivery teams
  • Provide the senior management team with advice and expertise on critical issues regarding the projects, and implementation
  • Ensure that project costs are rigorously managed and expenditure is recorded accurately at all times
  • Implement the business plan for projects, managing and reviewing performance of contracts against financial and operational targets
  • Meet with the Board/Client to review project financials including cost to date, procurement, change orders, predicted final profit and contingency, and margin distribution
  • Work closely with the leadership team to maximise global resource sharing, optimise technical skills and ensure that project best practice is developed and used effectively
  • Provide direction, motivation and leadership to both internal staff and external consultants or contractors engaged in providing technical support activities to the project
  • Act as leader on technical engineering issues
  • Forecast long-term resource needs based on investment programmes

About You


  • Experience in a similar role with senior management responsibilities
  • Strategic, operational, technical and management skills
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership capability
  • Demonstrable client facing joint venture experience
  • Drive to establish and embed positive delivery within the Joint Venture organisation
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in an engineering related discipline.
  • Must be delivery driven with the ability to set targets and manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives
  • Experience in the Water/Waste Water Treatment Industry
Technical Competencies: Expert

1. Contract Management
2. Governance
3. Budgeting and cost control
4. Risk, Opportunities and issue management
5. Project Planning (schedule)
6. Digital Delivery
7. Procurement (negotiations and management)
8. Solutions development (pre- construction / design development)
9. Client, stakeholder and conflict management
10. Resource management
11. Change management
12. Quality management 

Behavioural competencies: Expert

1. Communication
2. Collaboration
3. Client focus
4. Striving for results
5. Integrity and trust
6. Coaching and providing feedback
7. Leadership 

About Us

MWH Treatment is an integrated design and build provider working in the water sector. With over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, supporting six long-term water sector frameworks and two recently won frameworks, operating both as a sole contractor but also in joint ventures and alliances.

At MWH Treatment we believe that people matter. We know to build successful, creative teams we need a diverse workforce that can deliver innovative ways of thinking. We provide an environment where you will have the freedom to develop and grow to your full potential, creating opportunity by inviting, embracing, and celebrating difference, our goal as an employer is to motivate, and develop our employees. By fostering a diverse range of talents and perspectives we ensure we have the breadth of viewpoints, experiences, and skills needed to succeed. Embracing diversity of all kinds enables us to provide a work environment and culture that plays a key role in attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills.

As signatories to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, we have made a promise to support our forces, working with the CTP to help ex veterans find work in the civilian world. We also support Mates in Mind, a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace. We don’t just tick boxes; we live these values every day.

What MWH offer

Packages include - 

  • A competitive salary
  • Hybrid Working Car/car allowance (Jobs needs dependent)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • And many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts and savings Hub, Kids Pass etc


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