AECOM Associate Director - Traffic in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking to hire Associate Director to be based at Birmingham. AECOM’s Transportation business is at the forefront of shaping the future of transport and we are currently looking to grow our Birmingham Traffic & Local Roads Team.

Our Local Roads Team has an excellent reputation for Traffic and Highway Engineering skills including an established track record of successfully delivering a wide variety of award winning projects to both local and national clients. Our team is currently involved with a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients in the UK, including Highways England, HS2, Transport for London, Transport for the West Midlands and Birmingham City Council.

Our current portfolio of work comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international traffic and local roads schemes including Highways England Spatial Planning, Highways England CDF contract, TfWM’s SPRINT Routes, Transport for London’s Cycle Superhighways, Midland Highways Alliance and numerous Local Authority transport infrastructure schemes.

Job Duties:

As the Associate Director you will be responsible for the Traffic & Local Roads team delivery of engineering projects for local transport, urban design/streetscape schemes in our Birmingham Traffic and Local Roads team.

The requirements of the position include:

  • Establish strong working relationships with local clients through business development and being the key point of contact for meetings and client liaison

  • Develop strong working relationships with other internal teams within AECOM’s Transportation division, working with colleagues to deliver marketing and business development objectives in both the local region and nationally

  • 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 for traffic engineering schemes

  • Oversee the preparation of detailed technical reports providing 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

  • Pro-actively contribute to the management of the Traffic and Local Roads team, deputising for Traffic and Local Roads District Leader as required

  • Pro-actively support recruitment activity to continue to grow the local team.

  • Manage career progression of line reports

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

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

Specific Skills Required:

  • Substanial appropriate previous experience of public/private sector working

  • Detailed knowledge of emerging best practices in transport, traffic, public realm and urban design

  • Experience in running projects from concept stage through to completion including Client and Design Team liaison

  • Proven bid writing and work winning experience

  • Experience of undertaking a Project Manager and/or Project Director role

  • Experienced in leading multidisciplinary design teams

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills

Person Specification (Behavioral Attributes):

  • Safeguard - To operate ethically and with integrity, while prioritising safety and security in all that you do

  • Be decisive - Know how to prioritize, advocate focus and accountability

  • Be impactful - Use clear and frequent communications, drive execution and results

  • Be client-focused - Be collaborative, innovative and strategic

  • Be the role model - Lead by example, demand excellence, maintain safety and integrity as top priorities

Minimum Requirements

  • A successful track record of work winning including preparation of high quality technical bids and proposals

  • Demonstrated experience in developing business and forming strong client relationships including an ability to deal directly with clients and engage and influence at a senior level within client organisations

  • A successful track record in the management and delivery of a portfolio of traffic engineering projects including an ability to effectively manage project commercial risks

  • A 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

  • A good industry profile with the gravitas to represent AECOM with major clients.

  • An ability to demonstrate high level of experience and technical expertise in some or all of the following areas:

  • Traffic engineering/management design

  • Cycling and walking design

  • Traffic signal design

  • Bus priority and BRT

  • Road safety audits, analysis and design

  • Traffic signing and wayfinding

  • Parking, road safety and public transport design

  • Traffic Regulation Orders and parking

  • Traffic modelling software (e.g. VISSIM, TRANSYT and LinSig etc.)

  • A flexible approach to supporting project and business development activities across UK and Ireland plus wider AECOM geographies

Preferred Qualifications

  • HND, Degree or Master or equivalent qualification in an analytical subject such as Engineering, Mathematics or Geography

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

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 190096BR

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.