Arup Buildings Sector Leader in NA, Philippines

Arup is a global firm of planners, designers, engineers and consultants with over 13,000 employees working in more than 90 offices across more than 40 countries. The firm is the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable projects. Our Asia offices employ over 3,000 staff and are engaged in prestigious multi-disciplinary projects covering buildings, infrastructure, transportation, structural, environmental and industrial areas. We embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects including individual differences and open-mindedness. Currently we are looking for a capable and independent individual for the following position as part of the multi-disciplinary team in our Manila office.


  • Must have considerable experience in the buildings development field, ideally working for real property developers or engineering consulting firms

  • Must have business planning experience

  • Must have a considerable amount of business development experience in a corporate set-up

  • Should be recognized within the industry

  • Must have at least 15 years of experience managing a business or part of a business

  • Must have a good command of the English language, both written and verbal

  • Must be well-versed with design and development of building structures

  • Should be professionally licensed

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing leadership in the Buildings sector of Arup Manila and drive implementation of business plans which will achieve local objectives and ensure realization of the firm's global strategic ambition in the local markets;

  • Contributes to the development of Local Business Strategy, complies, and agrees with local business plans which will support regional and global strategy;

  • Ensures the production of clear and actionable business plans and objectives, and their reflection in the local operating plans and budgets;

  • Establishes and develops a team of specialists capable of developing and delivering high quality building design.

Candidate is also expected to perform:

Business Development

  • Leads and orchestrates the bidding process for major local projects in collaboration with stakeholders and ensure the successful and profitable acquisition of targeted business opportunities;

  • Maintains a strategic overview of the assigned local business to ensure that Arup is positioned to bid for identified opportunities;

  • Develops external business networks and proactively seeks opportunities to project Arup's brand and capability to assist, lead, and orchestrate the bidding process for local major projects.

Capability Development

  • Develops effective working relationships with Practice Leaders to ensure that local business needs are understood and are effectively reflected in people/resourcing strategies;

  • Contributes to and leverages off Arup's global and regional business capability and networks.


  • Works with Practice Leaders and operational management to ensure availability and deployment of capable resource to meet business needs.

Job: Structural

Title: Buildings Sector Leader

Location: Philippines-NA-Manila

Requisition ID: MAN000018