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Operations Director - Energy

London, United Kingdom
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1 May 2024

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Operations Director - Energy

At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities, and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture and priorities, visit our strategy site.

Within our Consult business we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project deliveryconsultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

The project:
In the Energy sector, the UK will need to invest up to £900 billion of capital expenditure to enable a net zero economy by 2050. For our clients in the sector, this means realising the potential in low-carbon technologies and infrastructure through transformative delivery of complex projects and programmes.

This role is a unique opportunity to be a part of the UK's response to the climate emergency. You will be responsible for delivering distinctive value for our clients in gas transmission and distribution, and realising opportunities in hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and storage, and the wider energy sector.

If you are an inspirational leader searching for an opportunity to manage a high-performing infrastructure consultancy team during an exciting period of growth, please register your interest.

Our values shape the way we consult, and define the people we want to join us on our journey, they are:

Safety first - Going home safe and well.
Client focus - Deliver on our promise.
Integrity - Always do the right thing.
Create opportunity - for our people to excel.

You'll also be responsible for:
  • Leads the delivery of key assignments and oversees the implementation of Major Project (or account) strategies, providing strategic direction and monitoring delivery aligned with overall vision and objectives.
  • Promotes Mace's value of Safety First, exhibiting visible safety behaviours, sharing lessons learned and using safety moments, safety tours and Mace's HSW framework. Supports the safety and wellbeing of all Mace staff.
  • Responsible for determining and assembling project team resources, including required external specialist appointments and the recruitment of new staff.
  • Responsible for improving performance from the bid baseline by optimizing multi-disciplinary resources, monitors, reviews and evaluates activities, systems and methodologies as well as cross-selling.
  • Conversion of clients vision into a deliverable plan that includes and exploits the full benefits of Construction to Production (C2P), Net Zero Carbon, and Digital & Data innovation.
  • Relationship owner and primary contact for Mace executive team engagement. Responsible for ensuring efficient governance to support project activities within the business, gains organisational support and commitment, ensuring the achievement of strategic priorities.
  • Key client relationship management, interfaces, and supporting communication. Responsible for CRM across the account (including multiple geographies) with live prospects and leads.
  • Accountable for leading and maintaining exceptional safety, quality, cost, programme, sustainability and project compliance standards. Accountable for full service excellence/service quality.
  • Establishes/influences the correct Build Strategy and C2P plan for procurement and execution.
  • Creates and nurtures a high-performing and inclusive team environment that encourages contribution, recognition and inclusion.
  • Engenders, promotes and influences quality and Service Excellence in all conversations and project interactions.
  • Ensures the project or programme or works is operating an effective risk management strategy with appropriate management actions and risk treatments established.
  • Responsible for conveying and connecting the wider business strategy to the project team and promoting the associated initiatives.
  • Leads key internal and external project review/reporting meetings.
  • Actively networks and utilises the full depth and knowledge of the Mace Group and Centres of Excellence to support the project delivery. Actively promotes knowledge share and resource share with others and supports their team in growing their network.
  • Ensures operations are fiscally and ethically viable, influencing the achievement of business objectives and meeting organisational and legislative compliance obligations.
  • Builds and maintains internal and external relationships (e.g. clients, contractors, consultancies and other stakeholders) to foster growth and increase networks
  • Regionally recognised expert in specialised stream, directly influences long term development of strategy for a function or Business Unit (BU), creating a sustainable business future.
  • Decisions have considerable financial, commercial or reputational risk.
  • Typically, a formal member of the (Sector) senior leadership team.
  • Works collaboratively towards the common goal of net zero carbon transition, and share responsibility for the proactive identification and management of the associated carbon emissions and reductions during the delivery of work
You'll need to have:
  • Extensive experience in the successful delivery of major projects and programmes in the energy sector.
  • You'll have a degree qualified with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience or HNC/HND qualified with a minimum of seven years relevant experience. Member of a relevant professional institute.
You'll also have:
  • Membership of RICS, CIOB, APM, ICE or equivalent demonstrable professional or personal development.
  • Deep gas infrastructure project management expertise.
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen.
  • Leadership and management experience of large, diverse teams.
  • Experience of managing relationships with key senior stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of how carbon and sustainability considerations will shape the outlook of the projects you are working on.
  • Extensive sector and/or market -specific experience, knowledge and contacts.
  • Extensive experience in successful delivery of major projects and programmes, through all project phases.
  • Leadership and management experience and capability to lead a large team.
  • Tertiary qualifications in related (project management and/or construction related discipline), non-related degree or equivalent professional experience / apprenticeship, combined with a demonstrable level of role knowledge (or equivalent)
  • Appropriate Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, or global equivalentMCIOB/MAPM/MRICS/MICE (or equivalent local certification).
  • Degree qualified with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience or HNC/HND qualified with a minimum of seven years relevant experience.
Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organization.


If you can bring a different perspective to help us shape the cities of tomorrow, take a look at the opportunities we have to join us.

Fortune favours the brave - and so do we

At Mace we empower our people to be collaborative, curious and embrace their entrepreneurial spirits. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world.

You might be part of our healthcare team delivering critical hospital care units, or our education team creating schools to inspire our future leaders. You could be a graduate working on the world’s tallest building, or be managing the construction of world-leading cultural landmarks. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you.

At Mace we want you to feel comfortable from day 1, so for any questions about a career at Mace, including application advice, please contact for a confidential chat.

Our clients say that it’s our people that make the difference

Our people think harder, do better and go further. Every day at Mace is an opportunity to think and do things differently. We were founded more than 30 years ago, and every day our entrepreneurial culture plays a huge role in our success. We exist to seek out the world’s most interesting projects that challenge and excite us.

We want our employees to thrive and achieve their highest potential. We are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for the most stimulating and fulfilling careers. We encourage innovation and welcome new perspectives by attracting and developing people with diverse talent who inspire our thinking, challenge our solutions and enhance our culture.

At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, see the world and get to work with both inspiring colleagues and influential clients – whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you. But don’t just take our word for it; below you can see what some of our people had to say.

Reward and recognition

We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package, which in the UK includes:

  • 22 days of holiday, plus two ‘Mace Days’ to support work-life balance, bank holidays and December holiday shut down
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Highly competitive maternity and paternity package
  • Reimbursement of professional subscriptions and membership fees
  • Season ticket loan
  • Annual health screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental plan
  • Sponsorship of education schemes (on approval)
  • Continuous on the job training and development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Our international benefit packages are comparable. Please contact our recruitment team for more information.

We know that many parents can face challenges when balancing the demands of work and their home lives. At Mace, we fully support our people when they choose to balance their career with family life. We offer enhanced family leave, as well as options for flexible working and alternative working patterns to support and improve the work-life balance of our employees.

Our performance management and appraisal approach is based on ability and talent. Top performers are recognised for both their contribution to projects and their broader contribution to the business.

At Mace we appreciate the differences that everyone brings to work and we recognise the importance of people being free to be themselves.

Regardless of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, or affiliation to any political party, we embrace diversity and believe in creating an inclusive environment where every Mace person is treated equally, fairly and with respect.

We are proud partners of Stonewall’s global diversity champions programme that ensures all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception at Mace.

Mace’s corporate purpose statement is ‘Redefining the boundaries of ambition’.

Support for disabled employees is provided by:

Our recruitment and HR Teams have undertaken disability awareness training and are eager to provide an inclusive and accessibility experience to job applicants and new colleagues.

Enabled at Mace – employee network. Its aims are to support its members and, to "to raise awareness and remove barriers around disability, neurodiversity and other impairments” to support their aim to create an inclusive and diverse workplace for everyone.

Disability Confident – We are using the requirements of the government scheme to create an inclusive environment for disabled job applicants and existing colleagues.

Clear Assured – an externally verified accreditation around equality, diversity and inclusion practice across our business, driving improvements to our policies, processes and practices.

Recite Me – an assistive technology tool that provides access support to all employees. It is located on our intranet site, our website and job vacancy platform.

Mace are member of the Business Disability Forum, giving access to a wide range of resources and information. Our line managers have access to their confidential support line.


Silver Clear Assured Award


ridi - Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards 2021 - Highly Commended Category

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