Senior Manager.

Work Location: Nationwide (Trading Office: Horsham, West Sussex)

Salary: Competitive


Established in 1984, Allen Watson is a specialist privately-owned Trenchless Technology contractor. We own and operate an extensive range of directional drilling and guided boring machines together with other specialist no-dig equipment and techniques working throughout the UK.  The company operates across a wide range of sectors including Rail, Water, Oil, Gas, Electricity, and Telecoms, installing pipes, sleeves, and cable ducts.  Allen Watson Limited is a part of the Cappagh Group of Companies.


The Position

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the position of Senior Manager.  You will have a sound business acumen and you will have a demonstrable track record in the trenchless industry (either auger boring, directional drilling or micro-tunnelling).  You are likely to already have experience of running a business or business unit and as such, your management skills are already proven.  You will possess excellent commercial and financial judgement and will be adept at estimating trenchless projects.  You are expected to understand forms of contract or have a good head for understanding contractual matters.  You will have a hand in the general administration of the company affairs.


The successful candidate will be energetic and passionate about doing a first-class job and will have a critical eye for detail.  You will have a high desire for success and will want to be involved in an opportunity to grow a company with the right opportunities. 


This position will be a senior appointment within the company and there will be an excellent progression opportunity for the right candidate who develops into the role.  If appropriate, more detail of the growth opportunities will be discussed at the interview.


Essential Personal Attributes and Skills

Fluent in both spoken and written English

Possesses very strong Appetite / Ambition / Drive

Strong Work Ethic

Natural communicator at any level

Ability to present to clients

High attention to detail

Potential future company leader

Has aspirations to progress career

Strong negotiation skills

Builds professional working relationships with clients

Determination to follow work leads through to award

Quick learner / inquisitive mind

Time management

Ability to multi-task

Logical, quick thinker

Inquisitive approach to new technology

Strong I.T. skills

Full UK driving licence



Attractive salary

Bonus scheme

PAYE permanent position

Company vehicle or allowance

25 days annual leave

Private medical insurance

Defined contributory pension scheme

Family-owned, friendly environment


We are likely to hold a 2-stage interview process before appointing the successful candidate.  The initial stage will involve a panel interview.


Allen Watson is an equal opportunities employer


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Allen Watson Limited

Offices at:
- Horsham, West Sussex
- Harlow, Essex
- Barnsley, South Yorkshire

01403 790772

Case Studies

Wessex Water Engineers site visit
Allen Watson Limited latest project was visited by Wessex Water Engineers to witness the installation of DN225 Naylor Denlok VC pipes by guided Auger boring

Press release - Allen Watson Acquisition
Trenchless contracting services added to The Cappagh Group's technical capabilities following Allen Watson Limited acquisition.

Drive Shaft under construction
Allen Watson Limited are currently on a Southern Water project titled Ebbsfleet green, Swanscombe subcontract works which requires the installation of pipelines.

Social Media

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