AECOM Project Co-ordinator in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Business Line Environment

Position Title Project Co-ordinator

United Kingdom - West Midlands


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Project Co-ordinator or manager (depending on experience) to help manage a large number of bat surveys at sites across the Midlands. The role is office-based and has the aim of improving the technical quality of the surveys, although there is the opportunity for 1 day of fieldwork per week (leading surveys or auditing suppliers) if the successful candidate desires this. The role will be tailored to the individual’s particular skills and experience, and will comprise working with the Bat Technical Lead, determining survey scope, checking previous survey data, ensuring site details are correct, checking survey results and feeding back to surveyors. The role may also include quoting for further survey work, reporting back to the project team managers and clients, and attending internal and external meetings. There is a small team of graduate ecologists working on the bat surveys, and this role is designed to directly assist and support the Technical Lead where required.

The role will be based in Birmingham city centre just off New Street. The Birmingham ecology office (one of three Aecom offices in Birmingham) is a dynamic lively and collaborative environment, with a large team comprising graduate environmentalists, engineers and ecologists, senior ecologists, land access coordinators and project managers.

Experience of bat or other ecology surveying would be very useful; a bat licence would be desirable but not necessary. The ideal candidate will be organised, thorough, results-driven and commercially aware, ideally with project management experience. A business, natural sciences or geography degree would be advantageous as would a relevant research degree (Masters or PhD) or a project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2).

Job Duties:

  • Work with the Bat Technical lead to improve the quality and volume of bat surveys undertaken;

  • Help manage a small team of graduate ecologists;

  • Review the scope of surveys and undertake or direct desk-based information searches;

  • Maintain and review the main database of bat survey sites and the future scope of works;

  • Review the schedules for bat surveys;

  • Review survey proformas and undertake or oversee quality assurance;

  • Assist with responses to assurance audits (peer reviews of all areas of our work);

  • Attending various meetings with the client and other stakeholders;

  • Creating and issuing reports, technical notes, quotes and other client-facing outputs;

  • Updating the project management team with progress and anticipating issues that may arise;

  • Attendance at team meetings and client meetings.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Project management experience

  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word)

  • Bat surveying experience on a variety of projects

  • Self-starter, pro-active and motivated

  • Good communicator, both written and oral

  • Detail oriented and results-driven

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in bat surveying and in ecological survey management would be highly advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate in business, engineering, law, geography or any of the natural or environmental sciences.

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

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 187295BR

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.