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AECOM Associate Director (Traffic & Local Roads) in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

Our Streets team has a vacancy for an Associate Director based in our Basingstoke office. The role would suit a highly motivated dynamic individual looking to advance their career leading and growing a business. In addition to delivering work within the local office the role may involve working with other AECOM teams in the UK and Ireland. We are therefore seeking candidates who are able to work flexibly across other AECOM offices as projects dictate to support the wider business.

The Streets team provides concept, preliminary and detailed design and network modelling on a wide range of projects for local authorities and contractors plus supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a specialised traffic and highways interface. Further, the role offers opportunities to work in AECOMs wider European, Middle East, India and Africa regions.

You will be leading a team involved in the delivery of projects and services to a range of both local and national clients including:

  • WECA, Bristol City Council BaNES, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire

  • Transport for London

  • London Highway Alliance Contract

  • Southwark Highways & Professional Services Contract

  • Midlands Highways Alliance

  • Private Contractors working on behalf of Local Authorities

Our large multi-disciplinary office is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the Station and the vibrant town centre which boasts a fantastic range of shopping and eating and drinking establishments. It is also just off the M3 by car with underground staff parking. AECOM offers fully flexible working and would consider the role on either a full or part-time basis and are happy to look at a range of different working patterns including compressed weeks and a degree of home working.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead our Basingstoke team, managing career progression of line reports

  • Establish strong working relationships with clients through business development and being the key point of contact for meetings and client liaison as well as with other internal AECOM teams

  • Prepare detailed proposals, client briefs, and fee proposals and contribute to major bids as required

  • Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief

  • Oversee the preparation of feasibility, preliminary and detailed designs and technical reports for traffic engineering schemes and provide specialist technical contributions as required

  • Act as a Project Director and Project Manager including monitoring financial performance. Comprehensive training on AECOM’s project management system will be provided

  • Monitor team skills and resourcing and ensure they are up to date with current best practice, techniques and innovation

  • Promote a health and safety-focused culture by ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members, and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design

Minimum Requirements

You will have:

  • A successful track record in the management and delivery of a portfolio of traffic/highway engineering projects through preliminary and/or detailed design stages including an ability to effectively manage project commercial risks

  • Proven ability of managing and growing a team, with strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and maintain a highly motivated project delivery team

  • Demonstrable experience in developing business and work winning including preparation of high-quality technical bids and proposals and forming strong client relationships

  • An ability to demonstrate a high level of experience and technical expertise in Traffic Engineering design

Whilst not essential any of the following skills would be desirable:

  • Urban Design/Streetscape

  • Appreciation of traffic modelling

  • Project Management qualifications (e.g. APM or PRINCE2)

Preferred Qualifications

A relevant degree or HND and a Chartered Engineer or membership of a professional institution and working towards an appropriate Chartered status

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation / Roads + Highways

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213015BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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