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Commercial Sector Lead

Faithful+Gould and Atkins Corporation
York, North Yorkshire
Closing date
2 Dec 2022

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Property, Construction
Contract Type
Commercial Property
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Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is an international company with great strength and a culture of progression and diversity.  Placing a strong emphasis on the training, development, and assessment of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing cutting-edge expertise. 

At Faithful+Gould, we believe that, in today’s global market, diverse groups make better decisions and that better decisions lead to better business results. We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment, where world-class talent knows no distinctions and is empowered to realize their full potential as important members of our team.

Due to continued growth, we currently have an opportunity for a Sector lead that has managed the delivery of commercial projects in either a QS or Project Management capacity (ideally inception through to completion) and building strong client relationships within the region.  The role will be based in our Leeds or Sheffield offices.

The key function of this role will be to build on the recent successes of the Yorkshire business in the Commercial Property sector for all of our core services. It will involve:

Further strengthening our relationships with key commercial property clients in the North, with a focus on already established relationships in Leeds and Sheffield.

Increasing our market presence in Yorkshire and strengthening our offer so that we can continue to build on and strengthen our reputation.

Identify opportunities for further commercial property opportunities with key commercial property developers

Key aspects of the role will be:

Win Work – support the Yorkshire Director, Service leads, Win Work leads and Sector leads. Encourage a culture of our staff to be engaged in the local market whilst creating a positive sales culture in the teams and deploy people to develop business and win work, optimising sales.

Client Focus – support and promote a client care culture and encourage be client facing activity throughout the Service lines. Work with Client account leads and Service line leads to ensure that our service provision is aligned with our expected levels of client care. Be actively involved in client account reviews to ensure coherence with business operations.

Sector Growth – support the Yorkshire and North Region sector leads in ensuring the Service lines are set up to support the regional growth aspirations. Be actively involved in sector reviews to ensure coherence with business operations.

Key duties will include: -

  • Developing a sector strategy for how F+G will continue to build on our service offering in the commercial property sector,
  • Engage with service teams in the regions to identify required skills ad resource required to enable the success of the sector strategy,
  • Engage and interface with the other regional sector leads to ensure the wider regional business is well positioned to win and deliver work, it is anticipated that there will be significant interface with other property sector leads including, Local Authority, Housing and Education,
  • Engage with the national commercial property sector and attend monthly meetings, with two-way sharing of market intelligence and initiatives in the sector,
  • Set clear targets for the Commercial Property sector in the North Region, monitor and report on performance against these targets and adjust the Strategy accordingly to ensure objectives are met or exceeded.

Leadership – fully integrate with the Yorkshire business and its offices, taking a lead role in enthusing our people to become engaged in continuing to grow our commercial property presence and offer.

Project delivery – respond to client requirements with flexibility and at pace, work with Service line leads to ensure we are set up to deploy people to deliver work of value to clients, ensure robust management of projects to achieve the outcomes expected by F+G and our clients.


Reporting into a the Yorkshire Office Director and being a member of the regional commercial property team, you will be responsible for helping to grow the existing team and building long term, sustainable team relationships with our most important clients. You are expected to have:

Project leadership

Leadership skills necessary to direct and manage the project team having responsibility, under minimum supervision, delivering projects, including pre and post project stages.

Be the ambassador for Faithful+Gould, your profession, and the professional institution to which you belong.

Providing guidance and technical advice to different stakeholders, including effectively chairing meetings.

Clear understanding of and competence in project commercial accountability

Technical Understanding:

Actively broaden your experience and expertise in line with the core expertise.

Have an up-to-date and developing knowledge of legal and technical matters relevant to the work you do, and the law of the region or country in which you practise.

Have an up to date and developing knowledge of a range of building contract forms including JCT.

Participating in relevant internal/external training initiatives.

Applying the principles of quality assurance and environmental management

Managing the client relationship and service delivery

Ability to team build

Growing and actively participating in a sector-focussed team

Expressly, an appropriate amount of high-quality experience required in the commercial property sector

Productive supervision of support team including adequate planning, monitoring and control

Client interface level of responsibility on a project basis in conjunction with senior grades

Ability to work with the minimum of supervision and on own initiative in a client facing role

Ability to advise clients on strategic matters, key cost drivers, project costs and added value

Experienced in client, consultant and contractor facing roles and working as a member of a busy team. Used to working to tight and ever-changing deadlines

Internal commercial management of projects

What can you bring:

Draw upon a proven track record to lead projects for or on behalf of end users and local or national developers.

Continually strive to improve the business value proposition and develop knowledge and expertise within the team

Help to develop new business opportunities, with the assistance of senior colleagues whilst deepening key client understanding and relationships.

Be both client and market facing with a visible and active digital profile promoting the business and its staff at every opportunity.

Collaborative, with an effective network spanning client, business partners and other stakeholders. 

Extensive experience in client and key account management.

Experience in an operational management and business leadership role in the Project Management area of the business

Strong knowledge, experience and understanding of financial management systems, corporate governance requirements and management of P&L accounts

Knowledge and understanding of Project & Programme Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Project Controls and Multi-Disciplinary service delivery.

Collaborative, with an effective network spanning client, business partners and other stakeholders. 

Able to create a culture of continual improvement and development of services through innovation, technology, and new business models.

Able to build, lead and motivate a team, successful at leading people through change. 

Able to engage with all teams and be both visible and approachable to all staff.

Performance driven, desire to exceed targets and a proven track record in exceeding business performance expectations. 

Strong personal reputation and recognised by our industry for creating value through environmental, economic and/or social outcomes.


Proven track record to manage projects for or on behalf of local or national clients

Chartered with RICS, CIOB, ICE, RIBA or similar

Assist in business development and/or account management activities

Participate in marketing and thought leadership campaigns


You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme.

Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We provide a structured training scheme and endorse Continuous Professional Development Activities.

Rewards and Benefits:

Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, well-being, financial and lifestyle choices.

All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: YourReward at SNC-Lavalin​ (

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Faithful+Gould recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.


Faithful+Gould is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, we advise on some of the world’s most exciting construction related projects – from giant petrochemical plants to the world’s tallest hotel, and from London’s Heathrow Airport to the Freedom Tower in New York.

Our success is built on hiring and then developing the very best people. Our standards are high, as are the rewards for those who join our team. The opportunity to draw from international expertise and work on some of the most demanding and prestigious construction challenges around the globe ensures your career success.

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