Head of Section, Civil Structures & Bridges (55175)

Application deadline: 18 June 2023 - Denmark - Location: Aalborg - Infrastructure & Transportation

Full time - Permanent

Are you enthusiastic about leadership and project management? Do you envision yourself leading specialists and project managers in the field of civil structures, such as bridges, tunnels, and other retaining structures, while also contributing your own technical knowledge to our projects in this area? If so, this is your opportunity to turn your aspirations into actions.
Our COWI strategy, FUTURE-NOW, presents how we will increase our growth based on sustainability and digitization within the segments of energy, buildings, infrastructure as well as water and climate adaptation. In our Transportation division, we are dedicated to developing sustainable infrastructure and transport solutions, and we strive to provide new materials, designs, and digital solutions as we work towards a better tomorrow.
Leadership role combined with technical expertise and/or project management
We are seeking a Head of Section to join forces with the current Head of Section in leading the "Civil Structures and Bridges" section.

Currently, we have approximately 40 colleagues working closely with our clients on some of Denmark's most significant transportation projects. Our work encompasses the design of new bridges and tunnels, harbor structures, and various civil structures in Northern Jutland. This section is part of the Transportation DK, North department, which comprises 100 employees.

Your time will be divided between leading your team of experts, with approximately half of the section’s employees referring directly to you, collaborating closely with your Head of Section partner in leading and developing the section, and contributing to your own projects. Additionally, you will be a member of the department's leadership team, which includes fellow Heads of Sections, project and market directors, and the Vice President. Together, you will set the strategic direction and work on the department action plan.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring employee engagement, well-being, and a positive working environment 
  • Developing employees through support, coaching, and feedback
  • Day-to-day resource coordination
  • Reviewing and driving performance
  • Recruitment and fostering a diverse team
  • Onboarding new employees
  • Collaborating closely with your Head of Section partner
  • Coordinating with other Head of Sections, market and project directors, and Vice President  
  • Delivering technical expertise and/or project management

Your skills. Our team. Together we design the future
Like us, you believe that leadership success comes from setting a clear and meaningful direction for your team and supporting them in taking ownership of their work. You always delegate responsibility and ensure an open and safe dialogue, and you coach your employees to achieve their development aspirations through constructive, fact-based feedback. Attracting and nurturing a diverse group of high-potential team members is at the top of your agenda, as is creating an inclusive, caring and trusting culture in your team.
On top of that, we expect that you have:   

  • A great desire to lead people with a positive mind focusing on the employees’ individual needs and wishes and the goal of the group
  • Strong professional knowledge and network
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

A place to work and so much more
At COWI, we work together with our customers to shape a sustainable and liveable world. We do it by applying our knowledge and curiosity – and sometimes even our courage – to create the solutions the world needs today to enable a better tomorrow. That is why we say no to fossil-based projects and aspire to have 100 per cent of our revenue come from activities that move our customers towards sustainability. 

We value differences and development and cultivate an environment of belonging and having fun. Because that is what brings out the best in you, at work and at home. With offices primarily located in Scandinavia, the UK, North America, and India, we are currently 7,300 people who bring their expertise in engineering, architecture, energy, and environment into play.
What we also offer
At COWI, we have a strong focus on the individual employee, and there is great flexibility around planning working life and workplace. We want to make everyday life easier for our employees by offering a good canteen with the option of buying food to take home. In addition, coffee and fruit is available in kitchens around the office. We also offer massage and a lot of other great company agreements. We also have a staff association with many different sports teams, art exhibitions, tours and much more.
Got more questions?
If you have any questions about the role or what we have to offer, please reach out to Vice President René C. Gundersen on +45 2153 0960 or Head of Section Lasse Jarlskov Bøgelund on +45 5640 7672.
Get to know us even better at our website, www.cowi.com, where you can learn more about our projects, our strategy, what we want to achieve and what life is like at COWI.
Diversity is fundamental to COWI, inclusion is key
We are committed to creating a respectful and fair work environment where all employees have a sense of belonging and equitable opportunities to thrive and grow. We ensure that our leaders are role models for inclusive leadership by cultivating a culture where diverse perspectives and thoughts are seen as strengths. And we take diversity and inclusion into account in all relevant decisions and processes and when setting teams and fora. We do it because it is part of our values and because it is simply the right thing to do.