Enisca Browne JV Director

The Client

Enisca Browne is a 50/50 joint venture formed in 2015 to deliver non-infrastructure and MEICA contracts to the UK water sector. The joint venture successfully brings together the complementary skills of parent companies Enisca and J Browne and has built on their long track record of delivering for water utility clients. The company has ambitious growth plans over the coming years.

The Brief

Enisca Browne needed to recruit a JV Director to lead the delivery of their existing work bank and to develop MEICA business with new clients in the run up to AMP8. The JV Director would have overall responsibility for the performance of the business and manage a senior team.

The successful individual would maximise profit and sustainable growth for Enisca Browne in line with the strategic direction of the company, contributing to their continuing development as a whole.

MEICA experience in the water sector was essential. As was experience of running a division or framework for a contractor.

The Process

The research was extremely targeted given the narrow brief. Research focused on MEICA contracting companies in the UK water sector, looking for candidates in leadership positions within these organisations.

As candidates were required to have substantial experience in operational management and in the successful delivery of water and wastewater design, we used our internal database system to search for candidates that were known to us.

Beyond this, a targeted examination of the market was carried out. Using relevant connections and other industry networks and events to identify the most relevant candidates.

The location of the role was the main challenge for this assignment. All the shortlisted candidates were outside of daily commuting distance to the Enisca Browne office. As a result, the candidates selected were those who were familiar with working away from home, or who were in the position to permanently relocate.

The Outcome

We were successful in recruiting in a candidate with extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment projects. The successful candidate had worked at Director level for many years, with over 20 years of experience in the sector overall and relocated for the role.