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Vice President, urban planning and transport (29722)

Would you like to lead COWI's department for urban planning and transport covering Jutland and Funen? We are looking for a Vice President to bring the team to the next level.

Our current Vice President has been promoted to other business in COWI and for that reason we are looking for a Vice President for the department. The department have approximately 60 people located in Aalborg, Aarhus, Vejle and Esbjerg.

Your role as Vice President will be to expand our current strong holds and to accelerate the market development while upholding a strong operational focus on the day-to-day deliveries.

As our new Vice President, you will set the direction and be overall responsible for the execution of the department's strategy. You will be in the driver's seat and at the same time a key person pursuing and developing opportunities in Denmark and to a limited degree internationally. Would you like to join us and share our success?

Along with our sister department in Lyngby we are more than 120 planners in COWI and as such probably the largest planning unit in Denmark. The planning environment includes a multitude of people with different educations such as urban designers, architects, traffic engineers, chartered surveyors, visualization specialists, geographers and IT specialists.

Experienced profile with strong business skills within urban planing and transport
You hold a Master's degree or have another relevant educational background and preferably more than 5 years of managerial experience from a similar position.

As Vice President, you will play the leading role in the continued growth of the urban planning and transport business. In your role, a strong management team consisting of three head of sections, four project directors and one technical director will assist you.

Your task is to ensure that we offer high quality services within urban planning and transport. 

Your main areas of responsibility will be to:

Develop and implement a growth strategy and go-to-market approach for consultancy services within urban planning and transport
Lead the management team to implement and execute the strategy
Lead the business development
Responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships and alliances
Develop and motivate your team of managers and ensure their professional and personal development
Deliver steady monthly operational results in line with expectations.

Business development and ability to lead  
You are a team builder who is able to motivate people to work together towards common goals. You are a networker who actively builds up relations within your fields of responsibility and interest.

In addition, you recognise yourself in the following statements: 

You are outgoing, committed and ambitious
You are good at transforming ideas into concepts together with clients
You are able to seize new opportunities, you are persistent and pursue agreed targets
You have a strategic mind-set and understand the business objectives
You have strong communication skills and are good at establishing relations
You have a strong commercial approach and a high energy level
You understand and make sure that operational activities and results are in line with expectations
You hold strong communication skills in Danish and English both orally and in writing.
Furthermore, you will be part of the leadership team of the business unit Planning and Economics and you are expected to contribute to the overall strategy and management of the business unit.

COWI as a work place
We offer you an exciting position in COWI, where we place emphasis on personal commitment and responsibility in everything we do.

You will be part of an international, high-performance working environment with talented and professional colleagues worldwide.

We boast a good social environment, which is development-oriented and considers sparring and knowledge sharing to be key elements.

You will also have the chance to shape your position, and targeted development and supplementary training will be a natural part of your job.

In case you need further information on the position or have additional questions, please feel free to contact:

Lars Green Lauridsen, Senior Vice President

Planning and Economics

Mobile: +45 2916 2545

Working from our office in Aalborg or Aarhus, you will be part of the Planning and Economics Division. The division consists of five departments plus offices in Bruxelles and Mozambique.

Our customers include a wide range of public entities and private developers in Denmark and abroad. Our mission is to create significant value for our customers, citizens and society.

We look forward to receiving your CV and application in English at the latest on 7 October 2018; however, we conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.

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